This holiday season lots of mamas are giving birth to freshly baked babies! Though they would enjoy that scarf or piece of jewelry you’re thinking of giving them, there are a lot more gifts they’d appreciate as they recover from birth and adjust to life with a newborn. Check out these 11 great gifts any new mama would totally love!
Check out these 11 great gifts to give that mama who just gave birth over the holiday season!
If you're a seasoned mom, you know how much a recovering mama would love her own stash of padsicles! Check out In The Know Mom for a quick and easy tutorial to make a batch at home.
Recovering after giving birth can make a mama not feel so great. It's like you just went through running a marathon, of course with the best gift of all at the end! Getting that mama something to make her feel good is a great gift. It could be a pedicure, a massage or even something as simple as her favorite lip gloss.
Right after giving birth to my first daughter, I lived in a nursing tank. Having a high quality one, like the Bravado Nursing Tank, would be a perfect gift. She'll feel fully supported and comfortable as she's adjusting to life nursing a newborn.
To go along with a great nursing tank, a new mom would appreciate some Earth Mama Angel Baby Nipple Butter, available from Amazon, to help soothe her as her body adjusts to nursing.
Nursing a newborn can get monotonous. Purchasing the new mama an iTunes gift card, also available at Target, would be great as she can listen to some new tunes throughout the night as she nurses her new baby.
For that book-loving mom, getting her a Kindle if she doesn't have one, available on Amazon, would be a great gift. It's super lightweight, and she can get all of her baby books as well as books for pleasure at her fingertips wherever she may be--even when she's trapped under a sleeping newborn.
To go along with the Kindle, get a new mama an Amazon Kindle Gift Card from Amazon, to get her started on her e-reading. Or if she already has a Kindle, this gift would be a perfect accoutrement.
This gift would be perfect for that close friend of yours! Babyproofing Your Marriage, available on Amazon, was the best book I read after giving birth to my daughter! It's a great read as you and your partner are adjusting to life with your newborn. I know I'll be rereading the chapter on adding a second kid over this holiday season as my family is welcoming baby sister.
Sometimes a new mama just needs some time alone. Simple as that. Giving her a little break for some solace from the crazy that is life with a newborn could just be the recharge she needs!
Cleaning the house is the last thing on a new mama's agenda. Getting her a gift certificate for house cleaning, or better yet you coming over to clean, would be so much appreciated!
Having time to cook a well-balanced meal might also not be on the agenda for the new mama. Her freezer may already be stocked, but a freshly cooked meal could be the trick to help her feel rejuvenated. When she's nomming, hold the newborn so she can sit down and enjoy your culinary creation!