Gifts … gifts … gifts … everyone loves them and especially females. Gifting to someone demonstrates your love and affection towards them.
Before I became a mother, the question of “What to gift a new mom??” or “What is the best gift for a new Mom??” just haunted me as I didn’t know what do they actually need. There are hundreds and so many gifting options available online as well in retail for the newborn baby, but nothing special for the new mommy.
Lucky me now that I know it, yeah yeah!!! I know it because I have gone thru the experience and being a mother, I realize that flowers, chocolates, and cakes are definitely not on the list of what a new mom needs. So, what does the new mom really need? Let me tell you what is the best gift you could give to any new mom or the top 10 things you can gift new mommy.
If there is an expected mom, soon you would be also facing this question of What should we gift the new mommy??
Relax let me tell you what a new mommy really wants …. Here begins my top 10 list of gifts for a new mom.
There is nothing in this world that can you can give to a new mommy is TIME for her to relax, rejuvenate, or just to take those quick naps. In short, pay a visit to her and take care of the baby so that you can give her some alone time where new mommy can do things whatever she feels in that time. And no gossips please in this time ….. Let new mommy use this time for herself.
There are so many benefits of nutritional nuts, and it also plays a vital role in new mommy’s diet. Raw almonds stimulate their milk production naturally. Eating apricots can increase prolactin, cashews help in reducing blood pressure and increase levels of good HDL cholesterol, also increasing the pace of recovery. I remember my maami (aunt) coming to my place and making this dry fruits powder mix fresh at home and storing it in an airtight jar so I can munch it anytime, ohh just felt that taste …delicious.
Methi Ladoo or Dinkache Ladoo
The very famous and mouth-watering full of nutrition ladoos. Methi ladoo is highly recommended to be consumed early morning or can be added in breakfast, it keeps new mommy’s body temperature warm and blood sugar levels in control. Dinkache Ladoo or Gond Ladoo is high in calories but that’s what the new mommy requires those extra calories for breastfeeding her little angel, it also helps in healing joint alignments and reducing the back pain that is caused sometimes due to not sitting upright for feeding position.
Feeding gown or nursing cover
There is no better comfort than wearing a nursing gown to feed the baby. The nursing cover gives new mommy the confidence to travel outside with the baby and avoid shame or awkwardness while feeding the baby in public places.
For the first time mommy, this is highly recommended as they have to get adjusted to the correct breastfeeding positions so that the milk supply to the baby is appropriate and also the support provided by pillow can help them to get back and neck support which can avoid unnecessary neck or backaches
Soft and plush footwear
It is highly recommended not to walk barefoot for the first 6 weeks after giving birth as it can lead to foot ache or foot pain as well they can catch a cold soon. It’s so important for new mommy not to catch a cold as that can be passed onto newborn. A pair of soft socks or plush footwear can be a good gift in the kitty, to say that you care.
This is a must-gift for a new mommy, as the extra tummy is out after delivery and it would take almost 6 weeks for the uterus to shrink back to its normal position. A maternity belt can provide some extra help in this process, and it also helps in providing support for the back.
Oil for postpartum massages
Yes some Oil for mommy’s massage. You can pick massage oils like Mustard / Sesame / Almond / Olive / Coconut / Herbal as well, whichever you feel the best. Just ask the new mommy to do a patch test before using the oil to check if it is causing allergies … better to be safe and take a test run first.
Aloe vera Gel
It has awesome medicinal properties and the best one is that it helps in reducing stretch marks and can also be used as a soothing gel for cracked nipples. Nothing like Aloe vera gel it helps to keep the body moisturized as well.
Baby Journal or Diary
It’s time to record the feelings of the new mommy in this baby journal where she could capture every single moment of her newborn and its development. Where she can record the first time the baby caught her finger so tight that new mommy wanted the world to stop right at this point, so she can cherish this moment forever. It would be simply amazing to read these events in later years.
I can go long but for now, this completes my top 10 list of gifts for a new mom.
Few of these gifts for a new mom are readily available at https://www.blessyoumom.com/shop/
So go Shopping and happy gifting to new moms. Spread the joy with these gifts and see the happiness in new mom’s eyes.
There are more gifting options that I wanted to share, which I will share in my next blog but next time make gifts ready for the new daddy. All the lovely daddies in the house stay tuned and are blessed. Do reach out to me at [email protected] to know more gifting options for the new mommy.
Team of Bless You Mom prays to Almighty God to bless and protect the baby and family, and we wish that the new bundle of joy fills their life with happiness unending.