Your friend just had a baby and its time to go over and meet the new bundle of joy. The first visit to her house is such a special one and you will want to bring a little something to congratulate her on this next chapter of life. I have composed a list of a few things that I love to bring for the baby but most especially the new mom. Items that she can use right away and will help her in this new stage of life. The first few weeks of having a baby are wonderful, exciting but also feels like everything has turned upside down. You're not sleeping as much, your body is different and you are getting to know this little human that needs you for everything. There is a lot of cuddling, couch time and you can easily forget what you need to do for yourself while caring for this new person.
A few ideas for a little care package for the new mom are...
Prepared healthy meals, snacks and fresh pressed juices are always a great option. I really love naked snacks, because they are a local, Canadian and family-owned company and their snacks have a really long shelf life. You can find their snacks in grocery stores and can also order online (with 30 snacks to choose from)! They also have a subscription box and a gifting service so you can have snacks delivered to your door, or send them as a gift - perfect for new parents.
2) Note Pad & Pen
Its nice to have a beautiful little note pad and pen handy to track feeding, sleeping and diaper changes so that the new parents can refer to it when ever they need. The new baby is changing daily so its also handy to be able to quickly record memories, stages or milestones that you can transfer in your keepsake baby book (I love mushybooks, they are our favourite keepsake book).
3) Water Bottle
Its so important for a new mom to drink lots of water, to create breast milk and help her body heal and there is nothing better than drinking it out of a beautiful new water bottle. Its the little things, right?
4) numpfer multi use bib
These are great because they are so multi use and its something for mom and baby. Mom can use them as a super soft washcloth to wash her face or soak in cold or hot water for a breast compress to relive pain when her milk comes in. Baby can of course use them for a bib to soak up all the spit up or milk dribbles from a bottle, use as a super soft washcloth for bath time and drape over the parents shoulder when burping. Its really multi use which makes it a must have.
What are some of your favourite items to bring a new mom?
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