If someone you know has recently welcomed a little one into the world, you may be planning to buy them a gift for when you visit them. But sometimes knowing what to give them is half the challenge. This is especially true if you’re not a parent yourself, or if your own kids are starting to get a bit older.
Luckily, in this post, we’ve put together a few handy starter points to help you get the process underway.
You can never go wrong with fresh food
Parenting is no easy task. Whether you’re trying to get your little one to sleep, feeding them or trying to go out for an afternoon. It can be hard to fit in a balanced diet while also looking after your bub.
If you enjoy getting creative in the kitchen, why not cook up some meals for the family that they can keep in the freezer? By having food ready to go, they can save money on takeaway while also not having to stress about preparing meals during this busy time. All they have to do is take it out of the freezer and reheat it.
You may also like to prepare some healthy quick snacks for the mum so that she can nibble on them throughout the day.
A bag for mum
For many new mothers, finding a useful, yet fashionable, bag that you can use to carry the little one’s things in may not be a typical priority. Babies need a lot of things, especially if you are heading out for the day. From nappies to bottles, wipes to spare clothes, it can be tricky to store everything while also looking chic.
By having a fashionable bag on hand (and with plenty of compartments equipped), you can keep your personal identity while also achieving practicality. It also means she won’t have to take out more than one bag when she leaves the house.
Muslin squares are incredibly useful for new mums as they can be used as bibs, burp cloths, comforters and during breastfeeding. These little pieces of fabric can also be used for almost anything else – such as cleaning, wiping and tidying up. This makes them a super versatile addition to any bag. Parents can also hang onto these handy designs to use throughout their little one’s childhood for any of those unexpected accidents (or even as a light-weight blanket).
A magazine subscription
It’s no secret that new mums are going to spend a lot of time at home with their new baby, so they are probably going to spend a lot of time watching TV. Although most of us have a Netflix subscription, why not check what other resources are available for mums who may need a little extra help or guidance.
If there are movies and shows she wants to watch, you could check out a Stan or Amazon subscription. If she’s more of a music or podcast listener, you could opt for Spotify, iTunes or even buy her a good-old book. Sometimes these simple gifts are far more appreciated than anything else and give a sense of ‘me-time’ to busy mums.
We also have a helpful, dedicated page to all of the nifty things you can buy a new mum. Explore our website for convenient options online.