Best Gifts to Buy for New Mamas (Or for Yourself!)

New mamas are dealing with a lot: feedings, recovery, sleep deprivation, and the wonder of their perfect new little one. You can make their days a bit brighter or easier with these products. They’re great for Mother’s Day, birthdays, the next baby shower you’re invited to, or holiday gift exchanges. Plus, they also make great treats to pamper yourself!

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Nursing pillows such as Deluxe My Brest Friend Nursing Pillow, Blessed Nest Nesting Pillow, or Dr. Brown’s Gia Nursing Pillow. For those long hours nursing on the couch, nursing pillows can make everyone more comfortable. These pillows help with positioning and latch, encourage good posture, and cushion the back and arms.

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Breastfeeding and comfort products can make wonderful gifts. Mother Love Nipple Cream has many uses other than nipples. Earth Mama Bottom Balm is good for all the lovely things that happen after birth. Lansinoh Soothies Gel Pads instantly help soothe and cool sore nipples. And Bamboobies Reusable Nursing Pads help with that oh so glamorous leaking. New mamas will appreciate these useful and comforting gifts.

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Items that make it easy to stay hydrated and nourished are always a wonderful gift. Snacks that are easy to eat one-handed, teas that are relaxing or support lactation and a nice mug, an insulated water bottle, and some fancy chocolate or coffee are sure to be well-loved!

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Treat yourself! Or pamper another mama in your life. Herbal baths or sitz baths are great for postpartum recovery and healing sensitive areas, moisturizing hand cream or lotion will comfort dry skin. Some cozy socks and slippers soothe tired feet, and a soft blanket makes long days on the couch much more snuggly. Lastly, a functional-yet-pretty teething necklace will make new mamas feel special and give baby something to chew on later.

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Have a bookworm or info buff to shop for? There are books galore on a range of parenting topics, from breastfeeding and infant sleep to tongue in cheek “guides” and coloring books. Of course, there are all-in-one comprehensive volumes. You’ll find something for everyone!

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And, last but not least –  think about giving gift cards, certificates,  and memberships. Whether for delivery or a local restaurant, Target or a grocery store, gift cards are helpful. Everyone needs to eat and be clothed!  A membership for their local Babywearing International chapter can help them learn about babywearing. They will learn the benefits for both parents/caregivers and baby. And a certificate for a spa or house cleaning service or a gift of postpartum support or placenta encapsulation helps them relax and focus on bonding with their family!

Of course, you can always give the gift of cash or your time! Bring over a meal or and help with cleaning. Take the dog for a walk, or bring older siblings to the park. These kinds of things are extra helpful to new parents.

Happy giving!

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