A new baby is born, and excitement abounds. And everyone, including you, have already bought numerous gifts for the new baby. But what about your friend who actually gave birth? New moms can be in an extremely fragile state after giving birth – it certainly won’t hurt to get a few caring gifts that can help with the physical and mental challenges. In order to encourage your friend to prioritize self-care, here are seven post-birth gift ideas:
The Best Gift Ideas for New Moms
You obviously want to get your friend the right gift; however, thinking of something thoughtful can be quite a challenge, especially when everyone around is obsessing over baby onesies and blankets. Not to worry, we’ve done the thinking for you!
1. Travel Diaper Bag
This is essentially a two-in-one gift – for mommy and baby! The new mom might feel overwhelmed with all the things she has to carry around with her, particularly if she has to travel a significant distance from home. She has to account for all the baby’s essentials, while also bringing her personal items along. That’s why a travel diaper bag from Fawn Design is the perfect gift. It’s stylish and convenient, so she gets the best of both worlds.
2. Heating Pad
Whether you’ve experienced it or not, we all know giving birth is excruciatingly painful. In addition to the delivery, breastfeeding causes more painful contractions after birth. These physical tolls can make your friend's muscles stiff, and lead to aches and pains. Cute heating pads make considerate gifts as they help to relax the muscles, they help with pain, and they’re always in trend.
3. Fuzzy Robe or Fluffy Blanket
Robes are ideal for cooler days, especially when a new mom is breastfeeding and needs quick access to her milk supply. That’s not all, as a robe can also keep the baby warm while performing skin-to-skin.
Alternatively, a blanket offers similar advantages as the robe, as it too offers the ability to keep the baby warm while breastfeeding. On the other hand, a blanket offers different uses as well. You can use the blanket to wrap up your baby, or it can be used as a tummy time mat. And let's face it, nothing beats watching your favorite show while snuggled up with your newborn and a warm blanket.
4. New Pajamas
The baby probably already has thousands of pajamas, you don’t need to worry about them. However, your best friend might feel a little more loved if she gets one too. And if your friend has a good sense of humor and you really want to get creative, try and find them a matching pair.
5. Yoga Pants
The first few weeks with a new infant are challenging, and any new mother will be looking for warm, attractive clothing to wear. These leggings are maternity tights, so there’s plenty of room for your friend's body to change back to normal. Plus, yoga pants could double as evening wear when combined with a long cardigan and jewelry, right? Trust us, that’s all the new momma wants to hear right now. Let her know it’s okay to wear yoga pants wherever she goes by getting her that perfect pair.
6. Storage Baskets for Baby Supplies
Anything on this list could be put in a storage basket. Many parents prefer to keep baskets around the home packed with wipes, diapers, diaper cream, and other necessities for quick access, so they don't have to go to a new room every time they need a diaper. A storage basket filled with some of the goodies on this list would definitely knock it out the park. The basket will provide practical use, while whatever gifts you choose to include inside will show that you’ve gone that extra mile of thoughtfulness.
7. Gift Cards
You can’t go wrong with a gift card expressing how much you love and appreciate your best friend. Trust us, a gesture this small would still be able to get the waterworks going after she just gave birth, plus it allows her to decide for herself what the thing she needs most is. Whether it’s new clothing, perfume, a day at the spa, or anything else she may desire, you put the options in her hands.
There are so many small things your friend would truly appreciate after giving birth. People often give all the attention to the newborn baby; however, don’t forget to show the new mommy a great deal of appreciation during this time as well. Are you ready to put a smile on your bestie's face with these thoughtful gifts?