I don’t have kids (unless you count my cat, in which case I have one big fluffy baby!) but a lot of my friends are new moms, or currently pregnant for the first time. I love being an Auntie to all the little babies, but I really struggle with knowing what to gift my new mom friends.
Clothes? Diapers? A night babysitting? Toys? HALP!
So, instead of guessing, I asked my friend who just had a baby what she recommends people should gift new or expecting mothers. Fear not thee gifting season ahead!
10 Best Gifts For New Moms (According To A New Mother!)
Big shout out to my friend Caitlin who let me pick her brain on gifts her mums *actually* want! I helped decorate her baby shower this spring and she gave birth to her adorable little son this summer, so she’s still in the thick of things and made a great source to tap for gift ideas!
Caitlin loves this portable changing station because she lives in a studio apartment and they don’t have room for a changing table. “Having an easy to clean diaper changing mat has been super important (especially with a boy when he pees mid diaper change, this way our bed hasn’t gotten wet hahaha)” – Caitlin
Printed Body Suit For Baby
Or, if your friend already gave birth, gift her a few of Old Navy’s cute baby clothes! They have all sorts of styles and sometimes run as low as $5 a pop. Heck ya!
And of course, when in doubt, just offer help. New parents need assistance in all sorts of ways and little gestures can go a long way in making the transition easier! Here’s some ideas:
- Offer to do the dishes or clean their apartment
- Take their dogs on walks for them!
- Come over & cook dinner
- Or bring over pre-made meals that can be frozen and cooked later!
- Go grocery shopping for them
- Do their laundry
- Offer to babysit for an evening so they can have some alone time together.
I’m going to have to refer to this post again next time someone has a baby. As someone who isn’t a parent, it’s super easy to get confused about what makes a good gift. There’s so many things on this list I just wouldn’t have ever thought of (like nipple pads!) that are easy to give and will make a huge difference to new moms.
I hope this helps you think of the perfect gift for the new mom in your life! Got any ideas to add? Leave a comment below with your suggestion so everyone can see!