Being a New-mom is hard. Those sleep derived days and postpartum pain along with handling a new born isn't easy, Right? Between frequent feedings, changing diapers, and getting used to their happy but sleepless life, new-moms need some extra attention when it comes to gifting, it cannot be the usual clothes or baby care products.
So, here's some super practical gifting ideas for a new-mom:
A stash of Advanced Cloth Diapers
Using a Cloth Diaper (CD) is easy and simple, you just have to decent stash and a regular wash routine. They are as soft as cloth nappies just an upgraded version and easy to use just like a disposable diaper. It not only saves time changing clothes and all the sheets under, every time the baby pees or poops. The best part is that they not only good for the environment but also wallet as One size will fit a new-born till the baby is a toddler and potty trained
These CD have these super adorable prints available in New borns, Cover Diapers and All in One (AIO) range which is suited for babies from new born to upto 17 kgs. There are snap buttons to adjust size and provide a snug fit. the cloth diapers usually last for 3-4 Hours depending on baby's wetting capacity.
A functional Diaper Bag
Frankly when we say Diaper bag, it’s not just the diaper or the wipes that goes in. There are plenty of things which need to be carried when you travel with a baby from bottles, blankets, extra outfits, tissues, bibs, baby weaning food and even some toys. But apparently most of the bag available are those cartoon or floral prints though no doubts look cute, but are not very functional.
So chose a bag which is light in weight and have multiple pockets to keep all the baby stuff is place and well organised. so that you won't have to dig inside just to find a tissue. Also keep in mind that with different weights the size of the bag changes and you would like the bag to be carried comfortably hence adjustable shoulder strap would be a great option.
A Comfy baby Carrier
A good stroller is something which comes to our mind for gifting but one thing that many new parents find invaluable when their newborns arrive is a baby carrier.
Much like swaddling, a good baby carrier keeps the baby tucked in as if in the womb. Furthermore, it keeps the baby close to heart which can be so comforting for her. Not only are they will help bonding in the early weeks and months, but they also gives freedom to get on with the many tasks involved in being a new parent.
There are several brands available with different variety of carriers available. From Ring slings, wraps, Meh dai to full buckles which are well may be suited to from new-borns to toddler hood with minor additions of infant inserts.
A Nursing gear or Accessories
One thing which all new mom finds difficult while travelling with baby is nursing. Though there are a lot of place like malls and airports where one can find a dedicated nursing room, but the ease a nursing garment would provide is unmatchable.
A hungry baby is most difficult to soothe and waiting to find a nursing place could be even more difficult is such situation. A nursing cover or a pretty nursing top/dress would be something a new-mom would love to get. In those first few months with a new-born, moms can be in that zone between 'can't look at my maternity clothes' and 'can't fit into much else.' A top can make nursing easy and makes her feel beautiful too.
Also, if the New mom is a working mom and plan to resume work, what better than gift her something which could help ease her life and balance both her worlds. Fortunately the amendments in the new Maternity Bill allows a women 26 weeks of maternity leaves so that she can nurse the baby for initial 6 months which is highly recommended by all doctors to be completely breast feed. But like other moms I decided to continue feeding my baby for at least a year. So, one thing I swear by was a Brest Pump, it is available in both manual and electronic.
Some Healthy Snack or Nuts
A Breastfeeding mom needs extra calories and nutritious diet to keep up her milk supply and meet the requirements of her growing baby. All feeding sessions leave a mom craving for some food and these healthy snacks could be an easy pick. My mom prepared some homemade snacks with dry fruits and healthy nuts which were not only healthy but took care of my spicy midnight munching. You may get some packs of dry fruits or healthy nuts and seeds like chia seeds, muskmelon seeds, flax seeds, pumpkin, watermelon etc, these are packed with much needed Omega 3 which not only will help her recover fast but will also help her loose pregnancy weigh.
I hope these ideas will help you, let me know in comments below your thoughts on these or if you have more such cool ideas a new mom would love and appreciate.
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