No more onesies, please! Or 13 must -have gifts for new moms
I admit, I was clueless about what I needed for the baby when I found out I was pregnant.
I added a bunch of useless, but pretty-looking things to my baby registry - yes, it is very overwhelming for a newly pregnant and hormonal young woman to think clearly.
But I learned from my experience, today I want to share what items I was gratefull for and you would put on my baby list over and over!
Can you really have enough? No! If ever in doubt - get boxes and boxes of diapers ( in variety of sizes!) I loved Pampers Swadller in the begining! So soft and cuddly! diapers.com
- CLEANING SERVICES
Yes, it is an unconventional gift, BUT you will forever be remembered as the person who gave the gift of a clean, organized house... even for a couple days..
Young mothers are sleep-deprived zombies and babies are needy attention-seekers. Surely, cleaning the mess moves down on the priority list. New momma will be thrilled to have someone come and clean her house. Trust me! This gift NEVER fails! use local cleaning service agency - reserve at least 2 appts.
This is essential for a new baby! And it can be pricey, so why not help out with a Gift Card to a trendy, cute, modern baby bedding site, where the expectant mom can select her baby's crib bedding or even order custom made pieces. NewMomDesigns -will work one-on-one to get the perfect nursery bedding for your friend!
Agaim, cannot stress it enough, but one day she will THANK YOU from the bottom of her heart for this thoughful gift of rest and beauty - this is something we really, really need to survive those first hard months of motherhood. Spa Finder
If you are on the budget, but want to contribute with a wonderful, memorable gift - give the gift ot babysitting time. Either arrange for someone trust-worthy to come in and take care of the baby for a few hours so the mommy can take a shower or a long bath, go to brunch or simply take that precious nap! Donate your own time if you have baby experience! It will be MOST appreciated!
Now for the actuall baby!
- BABY MONITOR
Give a gift of piece of mind with such an essential as a high-qualilty baby monitor to check upon a baby without going back abd forth. dropcam.com
- WIPE WARMER
Seems like a insignificant item, but imagine someone wiping your privates in the middle of the night
with a COLD wipe... Brhh... Not pleasant! Warm wipes are soft and tender and won't shock the baby into a fully awaken state in the wee hours.
- BABY TUB
This ingenious baby tub is so clever AND will satisfy your design-minded gals! It unfolds into a flat little thing when not in use, and you can hang it on the wall. puj.com
- SIBLING RIDE-ALONG BOARD
Let's not forget older siblings and help out in that department as well. This sibling ride-along board is pretty much self-explanatory and cool! While you pushing your baby in the stroller, let the older one stand along! You won't be hold up with a slow stride, and the older child will feel included! UPPAbaby
- EAR THERMOMETER
Toss those flimsy, confusing rectal thermometers included in the first-aid baby kits. Invest in a dependable, high-quality ear thermometer that real pediatricians use. It is quick, accurate and simple to use. Will last your for years!
- TRAVEL BABY BED
Make sure new parents travel and visit places in confort and ease. This portable, lightweight travel bed is well-ventilated, provides shade and will last beyond infantry. KidcoPeapod
- BABY SWING
This stylish and compact baby swing will blend in beautifully in any interior. Washable lining and MP3 plug-in. 4moms