7 Sweet Gestures for Your Friend Who Just Welcomed a Baby


From Bar Hopping to Bottle Feeding…

Finally, the little one has arrived! Gone are the carefree nights of hitting the town, surrounded by drinks and lights. Now, your bestie is embarking on a whole new chapter of life, one filled with responsibilities, sleepless nights, and endless nappy changes. It's a challenging transition and as the excitement settles with reality setting in, she'll need your support more than ever. Here are 7 thoughtful gestures you can do for her now that her world's been flipped upside down.
1) Not All Heroes Wear Capes, Some Wear Aprons.


Okay, picture this. She's probably living life one-handed, often in a drowsy haze. And with all the breastfeeding going on, whipping up a fancy gourmet meal won’t happen. She's likely surviving on the pre-packaged stuff, takeout or at best throwing together a quick sandwich. Why not be the hero her tastebuds deserve and drop off some homemade meals? Just remember to coordinate with others who have the same idea. The last thing you want is to bury her under a mountain of lasagna.

2) The Gift of Time

In addition to this, another thoughtful gesture is the gift of time. It's probably been a while since she's been to yoga class, a romantic date with her lover or even had time to nap to catch up on some much-needed zzz's. So why not offer to babysit for the night? The occasional free time to do whatever she wants is a simple yet precious gift.


(The occasional free time to do whatever she wants is such a simple, yet precious gift to give.)

3) Finding Time for Self-Care

It's safe to assume that lately, all her focus has gone into caring for the little one. Potentially leading to neglect of her own needs. So, why not drop by with a care package bursting with goodies you know she'll adore? Think skincare products, soothing teas, and those heavenly scented candles. While she pours all her energy into another life, this thoughtful gift bundle will remind her that she deserves some TLC too.

4) A Clean House Helps For a Calm Mind

If you're leaning towards a more practical gift to ease her through the storm of nappies and noise, then here's an idea. Why not surprise her by covering the cost of a cleaner to tidy the place up? Or perhaps arrange for an in-home masseuse to come pay a visit, to melt all that stress away.

“When your environment is clean you feel happy, motivated and healthy.” - Lailah Gifty Akita

5) The Odds and Ends

While you're at it, why not offer to tackle some of those other odd jobs she's been putting off? Whether it's taking the dog for a walk, putting on a load of laundry, or simply shooting her a text to see if she needs anything next time you’re at the shops. It's the little things that make a world of difference.

6) Just the Two of Us

It's no secret that becoming a parent is one of life's greatest blessings. But it's also true that there's joy to be found beyond the wriggly one. How about planning a special day out for the two of you? Ask her what she'd love to do if she wasn't so busy. Maybe she's craving to try that new Thai restaurant or dying to catch her favourite band playing live. Whatever it is, making it happen would be an absolute dream come true.

7) A Friend in Need, Is a Friend Indeed

The last point might seem obvious, but it's often the most overlooked. Mothers are undoubtedly a tough breed, but it's also true that stress that has been bottled up over time can silently gnaw away at us. So simply being there for her, lending an ear and a shoulder to lean on, can be as meaningful as any material gift.

It's a challenging period, but if she has the support of family and friends like you, then she and the baby are in good hands. Don’t forget that our Fauve + Co team is on hand to assist you with building that care package for the new mum! We provide free shipping Australia-wide on all orders over $100 and offer multiple payment options including PayPal and Afterpay. Our team are always on hand to answer any questions you may have. Simply contact us with your query and we will get back to you as soon as possible.