Is there a new mom in your life that you know you’re going to want to visit in the hospital? Showing up with a little bit of a gift for new moms is such a nice way to welcome her into motherhood and show her that you care about her.
While we picture new moms reveling in the joy of their newfound motherhood with their newborn babies by their side, it’s not always the case. New moms are so happy, but so tired and likely overwhelmed. As proud and joyful they are about their new baby, it’s so nice to be remembered and to get a gift for yourself when you’re a new mom and everyone is oohing and awwing over your sweet little baby. Below are some ideas to pamper a new mother.
A luxurious robe
New moms, especially those who are breastfeeding, are going to be exhausted. Getting dressed for the day for those first few weeks is totally optional. However, having a nice luxurious robe to put on and wear throughout the day when she’s feeling a little sloppier than usual can help her feel comfortable and more put together.
If it’s a colder part of the year, you can go with a thicker robe like this that she can throw on at 2 am to keep her and baby warm during a nursing session. Otherwise, a lighter weight robe like this beautiful floral nursing robe can be a wonderful gift as well
Gift certificates for food delivery
The last thing a new mom wants to do is cook. So bringing along a gift certificate that she can use to have food delivered is amazing! She can treat herself to something to nourish herself, and feed that appetite you get when you’re breastfeeding, while she recovers and takes care of her new baby all thanks to you. You can look for local restaurants that deliver near her, or even grab her a gift card for a food delivery app like DoorDash or Uber Eats.
Hire a house cleaning service
This one may sound a bit odd, but it might be the most thoughtful of all. Keeping the house clean while you’re recovering from childbirth and taking care of a brand new baby is hard. If you really think about it, it doesn’t get easier for years. If you’re close to the new mom you may be able to arrange to have the house cleaned while she’s in the hospital so she can come home to a freshly cleaned house which will make her feel great and reduce so much stress.
Mom’s Q&A a day journal
As parents, our days are busy. The months and years? They go by so fast and we tend to forget the little things that happen with our babies as they grow. Most moms don’t have time to create a scrapbook or a journal, so this Q&A a Day for Moms Journal is the perfect way for a new mom to be able to capture sweet memories in a way that just takes a few seconds a day. She can leave it on her nightstand and fill it in so that as the years go by she can create a memory book she’ll look back on for the rest of her life.
Whatever you get a new mom when you visit her in the hospital, try to make it a little bit about her and not just about baby. As much as she loves her baby and is so joyful for the new addition, new moms have just gone through such a life changing, exhausting experience and it’s nice to make them feel remembered and cared for.
These are top gifts to bring a new moms that aren’t for the baby. Comment below what you wished you had as a new mom