Childbirth can be a long and difficult process. New moms deserve all the care in the world after going through such a tough ordeal. They should be able to put up their feet and relax as much as they need to. Yet the reality is that this rarely happens. Moms tend to prioritize their baby’s needs before their own. As a good friend, consider giving her items that would make life a little easier. Below are a few gift ideas for mothers of a newborn:
1. Baby Gift Hamper
You can find baby gift hampers with various themes. Some will focus on the new mom by providing small thoughtful gifts like lip balms, hair ties, journals, scented candles, tea sets, massage oils, and so on. Others might focus on baby products such as swaddles, infant socks, stuffed toys, onesies, baby mats, and other cute items for the little one. There are hampers that provide a mixture of both. Just pick one that feels right for the recipient.
2. Coffee Warmer
New moms barely get any sleep. They need to be up around the clock to care for their baby. It’s a struggle to maintain a regular schedule. Caffeine can help them perk up in the morning and complete their tasks for the day. However, their mug might get cold while they attend to their baby. A mug warmer can help keep their brew hot no matter how long it takes them to finish it.
3. Relaxing Pajamas
A mother’s midsection tends to feel sore long after delivery. Regular pajamas might feel too restrictive and uncomfortable. Provide your friend with a new cozy sleep shirt. This looks like the top of a pajama set but much longer such that this single piece is enough to keep them warm and comfy throughout the night. It’s easy to slip on and button up with the front enclosure. The fabric is soft and silky.
4. Luxury Sleep Mask
One of the best ways to get some sleep is to eliminate all distractions and remove sensory inputs. That means making the bedroom as quiet as possible and turning off glaring lights. If this isn’t enough, then a person might require sleeping gear such as a sleep mask. Give your friend a luxurious version of this with thick padding and ultra-soft surface. There should be just enough pressure to keep it on all night without restricting blood flow or leaving skin marks.
5. Weighted Blanket
Another thing you could add to the sleeping kit is a weighted blanket. This started as a prescription for patients with anxiety and other mental health issues that caused sleep disorders. Now it has become so popular that anyone can get theirs online. Pick a size and weight that suits the new mom. You can also choose a blanket cover with their favorite colors and patterns.
6. Personalized Water Bottle
Nursing moms produce a lot of milk for their baby. They need ample hydration to be able to sustain this for a long time. It can be difficult to keep track of their water intake so why not give them a personalized water bottle? This could be something with excellent insulation so that they can enjoy a hot or cold beverage as long as they want. It could also be a see-through bottle that lets them check consumption at a glance. Personalize it with their name and your message.
7. Air Purifier
After childbirth, mothers are unlikely to move around much. Make sure that they are happy and comfortable in their room. Provide them with an air purifier that will filter out dust and other impurities in the area. This will help them breathe well and avoid illness. This kind of device is particularly helpful for those who might have allergy or asthma. They can feel healthy enough to take care of their baby.
8. Aroma Diffuser
The pressure of childcare and physical recovery while wondering about one’s own work can be overwhelming for some. A lot of moms grab onto varying coping mechanisms just to stay positive and relaxed. If your friend is the anxious type, then consider giving her an aroma diffuser that she can use to fill her room with a pleasing scent. It will help her create an ideal environment for rest and relaxation whenever they find the time.
9. Stroller Organizer
After a while, she will be able to regain her strength and want to move around. She might also want to take the baby with her on a walk around the neighborhood. This would be a piece of cake if she has a baby stroller. You could take it a step further by giving her a stroller organizer. This can be filled with the items she will keep to take care of herself and the baby during leisurely morning walks. For example, there are pouches for face towels, drinks, smartphones, keys, wallet, snacks, and baby toys.
10. Diaper Tote
Venturing out even further, a new mom will need a carrying kit for all baby care essentials including diapers. You could give her a diaper tote that has an included portable changing pad. Find something that looks fashionable on the outside and highly functional on the inside. They will love a bag with lots of interior pockets for organized storage.
Any of these gifts will fill her with joy and gratitude. Have fun shopping and picking the items!