If you have a new mum in your life, how do you give her a gift that she’s really going to enjoy? Do you get her something just for her or something that’s going to help her tackle some of the challenges ahead of her? Here, we’re going to look at some of the gift ideas that always work and why you should consider them.
Every new mother that has ever lived can attest to the fact that their child simply doesn’t have enough clothes. No matter how much you get them, they seem to run through them in no time flat, not to mention outgrowing them. A supply of clothes for every size is going to make a big difference. It’s not all about volume, either, and cute clothes make it a more emotionally fulfilling gift as well as a practical one, so find gift items, not just multipacks of generic of coveralls. You will be helping both mother’s grip on the situation and the baby’s developing sense of style!
Carrying a baby day in and day out can be a real pain in the neck. Quite literally. Neck and back pain while nursing and carrying the baby are very, very prevalent in new mothers. A good sling is going to help not only make it a lot easier to carry their baby and get them in the right position for breastfeeding. It will provide genuine relief for that niggling pain. For that, they will absolutely adore you. In a similar vein, going for insole supports for their shoes can make a nice extra gift, too.
Of course, you don’t have to get gifts that are all about how they do with the baby. Sometimes, they need a little focus on themselves. With a new child, options in this department are somewhat limited. It has to be something they can use until their attention is in demand from their child all over again. Reading is a habit many new moms pick up, so an e-reader tablet can be the perfect gift. A little voucher to help them get started with their collection is always a good idea as well.
Sometimes, they don’t really need a gift chosen for them. They just some assistance in getting what they already need. For instance, a good voucher for any store of new baby supplies can often go a lot further than trying to get those supplies yourself. If you don’t feel awkward about it, there’s absolutely nothing wrong with just giving her an envelope of cash and letting her choose the best way to spend it. Especially if she needs to pay for heating in the winter or childproofing or other serious concerns. If you want an excuse to see the child, then offering to babysit to give her a day or an evening off will be most appreciated, too.
At the end of the day, it’s all about how well you know her. Spend time with her and see how she’s coping. Is she in need of resources, a little relaxation, or just a little help?
Disclosure: This is a contributed post.