So she’s finally home! Your wife, girlfriend, mum, sister, best friend or any other important lady of yours. She’s tired, worn out and most likely deserving of a lovely hot bath and a home cooked meal. Now you want to do something nice for her, something simple but something good none the less. So I have written up 10 Gifts To Give A New Mum! If you yourselves have any suggestions, please put in the comments below as I’d love to hear your thoughts.
- Run her a hot bath.
- Offer to cook her favourite dinner.
- If you’re visiting, bring her some food shopping, milk/bread/soup. I remember after I had Alice, a friend came to visit us and she brought me grapes, bread, milk and a few 99p magazines. It was a lovely thought!
- Bring her a little pamper kit, nail polish, face mask, wine, bubble bath. She will eventually use it all and be grateful for that glass of wine once she can drink it.
- Your current favourite book. Long sleepless nights do happen around the first few weeks and yes it may take it a good while to get through the book but it will be a Godsend.
- When you come to visit, offer to help clean up, see if she would like an hours nap, maybe even a nice shower and five minutes to herself.
- Take photographs of her in that moment, cuddling her newborn, with that pure smile of happiness on her face, get them printed and posted to her. Mums never really get photographs of themselves anymore as they’re normally the ones with the camera in her hands.
- Get her a gift card to use as a couple. So many visitors to a new baby get the baby a present, which of course is fine! But sometimes something for both parents. Maybe a cinema voucher or a £10 gift card for a restaurant they like and of course, offer to babysit when mum is ready to go out for a few hours without her child.
- Cook some handy meals and freeze them for the new family. It can be so tiring to cook, clean and watch the baby so sometimes just to reheat a nice home cooked meal is great.
- Flowers! Something so simple can always put a smile on your face.
Congratulations on the birth of your bundle of joy! Please remember to still look after each other and yourselves and don’t forget mum needs rest to and sometimes some time to herself.