Christmas is almost here and your list of people to buy for looking daunting, it’s not always easy coming up with gift ideas that are practical and enjoyable. When it comes to buying for new mothers, it can be even more difficult. They have so much on their plate, that sometimes even they forget what they need. If you are stumped when going up and down the aisles or clicking through websites, take some of these ideas into consideration. These are some of the best gifts for a new mom, and can be beneficial for both mother and child.
There’s a pretty permanent chill in the air this time of year, keeping an infant warm is of the utmost importance. Having multiple baby blankets in reach is essential for mothers. There should always be at least one in their crib, one for cuddle time, and ones for car rides. The chance of having multiple dirty blankets is a high possibility with an infant, so having back ups leaves less chance for worry. A cozy warm blanket like Swaddle Designs Puff Circles Stroller Blanket is not only effective but attractive as well. Not only will it keep the baby comfortable but it will help keep the mom’s mind at ease.
After a day out in the cold, there is nothing as comforting as a nice warm bath. A baby bath set can be the perfect gift to help out any mother. There are multiple washes and shampoos to help calm a cranky baby. Scents like soothing lavender or chamomile can be used to help lull the little one to sleep. Some additional baby lotions can also be a nice addition. Your true gift may be helping your friend get a little more sleep. To make the gift complete you can also give a nice bath towel set to wrap the baby in comfort.
However, a nice warm bath isn’t complete without having comfortable pajamas to continue the calming effect. The Margery Ellen Embroidered Pima Cotton Gown provides comfort and easy access should a diaper change be needed. It also can act as coveralls if need be, making it a great two in one outfit. You can also opt for a cute pair of footie pajamas. They work great when looking to keep a baby warm at night. Even if they kick their blanket off while sleeping they remain fully covered.
Moving to a different type of gift, there are so many things going on with a new child that it’s hard to keep track of it all. An excellent gift for a new mother is a keepsake box or memory book. These little items allow for new parents to keep little trinkets and memories for years to come. Most memory books have pages that you simply fill in. With helpful little reminders there will be no worries about forgetting anything after a few years.
The last gift I suggest may sound strange, but trust me, it’s a good one. A burp cloth is an extremely helpful item that moms should have in abundance. Any new mom will thank you over and over again for an extra burp cloth. When the new baby is being passed around to all the relatives, they will be happy to have one to use as well. Though dressing up nicely is far from most new mom’s minds, protecting what few clean clothes they have left will be a holiday present all its own.
Giving gifts that people will not only love but will also use, is a great feeling. I hope some of these ideas have given you inspiration. Happy gift hunting.