New moms have so much on their plate once the baby is born, and are completely overwhelmed with new responsibilities. So showing love and support by giving your favorite new mom a gift is one of the nicest things you can do!
You could definitely create a fun gift basket for a new mom like this self-care one, or you can give something handmade or store bought. Really there are so many things that helpful that she would love!
From personal time and support gifts, to helpful products for her newly changed life, and items that allow mom to sit back and enjoy her bundle of joy, these are some of the best gifts for new moms after birth, and beyond!
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What are other postpartum gifts or ways to help a mom who just had a baby?
Gifts definitely do not have to be material. There are many different ways you can support a new mom or new parents after delivery. Here are a few that are often universally appreciated!
Drop Off Food (or send gift cards)
Prepare some meals that can be stored in the freezer and easily baked by this new mom in her home.
Homemade freezer meals are a healthier option to buying pre-packaged meals and help your new mom friend out by providing her with an easy way to serve her family food without the added time involved in food preparation and meal planning.
Of course, coffee is always welcome too! Stop by your favorite coffee shop on the way to visit and bring her a mid-day boost (just check to see if she is running on decaf or half-caff these days as many moms reduce their caffeine intake while breastfeeding.
Not close by or can’t cook? Send gift cards for UberEats, GrubHub, HelloFresh, or a favorite place to eat.
Call your new mom friend up and let her know that you’re coming over to help clean her home. Don’t ask, because she’ll probably tell you that she’s got this under control.
Reserve an hour per week to head over to that new mom’s house and bring your all-natural household cleaners. Help by cleaning and doing regular household chores each week to keep this new mom more relaxed.
Offer to Babysit
New moms don’t get enough sleep so I’m betting if you offer to babysit the newborn and other children for this new mom, she’ll agree.
You don’t have to take the children over to your home, you can sit at your friend’s house and let her get some sleep while you keep her kid fed and entertained.
Helping a new mom out is a great way to show the value of community, neighbors helping neighbors, and friends helping friends.
Offer an Ear to Listen
Give her space to talk, vent, or just get her mixed up feeling out. Lend a non-judgemental ear and let her talk about how things are really going for her, and what she is struggling with.
Don’t offer advice unless she asks for it, or ask her if she wants any ideas. New moms sometimes need to just know that other people care about what they are personally going through, and not just how the baby is doing.
If you are a parent yourself, let her know she is not alone and tell stories about how you went through similar things.
Validate her feelings above all else. New moms don’t need people to solve all their problems for them, they just want to feel heard and appreciated sometimes.
Last thoughts on new mom gift ideas
There are many great gifts you could give a new mom, whether you are looking to spend your time, or your money. The most important thing is that you are giving a gift that is thoughtful of her needs, wants, and new stage of life.
Take some time to really think about the new mama, and what she could really use to feel appreciated, or supported. If you aren’t sure, just ask!
Be sure to pin this for when you need it later!