The Perfect Gift For A New Mum!
When a baby is born it’s lovely to see the joy and happiness that it brings and naturally people will want to shower the baby with love and gifts. However new mums often find that they can feel a bit left out! After 9 months of pregnancy, a long labour and late nights feeding their little one it can be a great idea to give the new mum in your life a little bit of TLC. So we’ve come up with some lovely new mum gifts and some great ideas of ways to help out and take away some of the strain that new parents might feel.
Cook a meal
When you’re busy changing nappies, washing muslins and trying to grab 5 minutes for a nap then healthy eating can go out of the window and new parents might find themselves snacking on the go. There’s long been a tradition for friends and neighbours to provide a meal for parents with a new-born which they can simply pop in the freezer to eat when they need it. It’s simple to do and it means there’s one less thing for the new parents to worry about. A one pot dish such as a casserole or lasagne is always a good option and will always be gratefully received!
Capture the moment
Those early days with a new-born fly by so quickly that it can be hard to remember every precious second. That’s why treating a new mum to a family photography session is a great gift and one that will provide a treasured memento of these happy times. Many photographers such as the wonderful Helen Bartlett are really skilled in capturing the first days on film and provide relaxed photography sessions that let you have time for feeds and changes in between shots. This is a really thoughtful gift for a new mum and she will enjoy looking back on the pictures for years to come.
Give the gift of time
If there’s one thing that a new mum will tell you she needs then it’s bound to be more time! With a little one in your life housework, cooking, gardening and even sleep all have to take a back seat. So why not offer new parents an hour of time that they can do with as they choose. You could look after the baby or take it for a walk or you could even offer to do the hoovering or mow the lawn. This is a great gift that is free to give but will be worth a fortune to a new mum.
A practical gift
Nursery furniture, change tables and prams are all practical essentials for a new baby but they can be expensive. It’s now a really popular idea for friends and family to club together to buy the new mum a big-ticket item that they otherwise might not have been able to afford. We know how much new mums love the Bugaboo pram and pushchair range. They have an option for every lifestyle from keen runners to mums of twins! This would make an amazing and very popular gift for new parents.
As you can see there are lots of ways that you can give new mums a gift and make them feel special in those early days. We’d love to hear what your best idea for a new mum gift is or if someone has given you the perfect present - so get in touch on social media to let us know.Read More