All the best gifts for new mums
Taking care of a newborn baby is a big job, whether it’s the first or fourth child. If you’re looking for a great gift idea to get the new mum in your life then we have the answers. We’ve rounded up 9 of the best gift ideas to help mums through those early days with a new baby in the house.
1. A week of healthy meals
The last thing on many new mums minds is meal prep, so why not give them the gift of a fully stocked fridge? Jaime Imbusch is a personal chef saving time-poor mums, couples and families around Melbourne with his company Chef Dine. He caters to all kinds of diets from FODMAP to Paleo and even pregnancy, fertility or weight-loss diets. The Off The Cuff subscription makes a great gift to new mums that could use a break. Here’s what Jaime had to say:
“Bringing home a newborn is a stressful and tiring time so it’s vital to keep up a healthy diet. When you aren’t sure when your next spare minute will come it’s a good idea to have meals at the ready. And this is what Chef Dine provide. Tailor made meals that have been shopped, prepared and cooked around your needs. All meals are approved by our Nutritionist, so mum can have piece of mind she is doing the very best for her little one.”
2. The best post-natal fashions
Many new mums are itching to get back into their pre-pregnancy fashions but this isn’t practical when nursing. Luckily there’s brands like Aqua Maternity to give them both style and practicality at once. We love their Breton Stripe Shift Dress and matching Postnatal Swimsuit for a new-mum gift that will make her feel like her old self again.
3. The best carry-all bag
Remember when everything you needed fit in a cute little handbag? New mums are carrying for two or three so they need a bag that can fit it all, without compromising on style. Mr Poppins + Co has the perfect gift with their Kahoots leisure bag. There’s 4 unique designs to choose from and free shipping within Australia.
Director Terri Ioannou shares why it’s the perfect gift for a new mum:
“Kahoots will easily tote everything you need for all your family and baby outings and look stylish doing it. Imagine only needing to take one bag for a whole day out! It comes with a great wet/dry pouch for separating damp from dry inside the bag.”
4. The things they may forget
There’s a lot going on in those last few weeks of pregnancy. If you know a new mum who found themselves too busy to shop for all the baby necessities why not help them tick off the to-do list? Order essential baby equipment online like walkers, playpens or mobiles and have it delivered straight to their door.
5. Give them back a good night’s sleep
Sleep deprivation is a common complaint in the world of new mums. Adjusting to their baby’s sleep and feeding schedules can take a toll with many new bubs struggling to stay asleep through the night. When mums do have a chance to sleep they need quality rest to stay at their best. Lend a helping hand to a new mum by gifting a super soft mattress topper that sends them straight to the land of slumber. Available in every bed size from royal queen to luxurious king-single.
6. For when they need a laugh
Becoming a parent is exciting, tiring and at times stressful. Every new mum could use a giggle here and there to keep the stress at bay. Seriously Milestone Cards are the best gift to make sure nobody takes themselves too seriously. Founder Issy Kerr developed the milestone cards to help mums “capture the ‘real’ moments with their newborn.” From their first poo in the bath to mum’s first sleepless night, these cards are all about the reality of parenting. They’re shipped worldwide with optional gift wrapping or greeting cards.
7. For getting back to their best
Many women have to handle a weak pelvic floor after pregnancy and the embarrassing problems that come with it. Pelvic floor exercises are a great solution but how can you be sure you’re doing them right? Elvie is a pelvic floor trainer that makes a thoughtful gift for the new mum in your life. It’s connected to an app that lets you know if you’re doing the exercises right and how hard you are squeezing. Compatible with iPhone and Android, it’ll have your muscles stronger in no time.
8. For capturing the early days
Those first few weeks, months and even years will fly by and before you know it your precious newborn will be a cheeky toddler. BABYink have a great gift for new mums that helps them capture those early days to look back on forever. Their ink-less print kits take a tiny hand and footprint with little fuss and no mess.
“I wanted to create a unique, affordable and safe keepsake product that allowed parents to capture precious memories without the hassle of mess or safety concerns,” says Managing Director Melinda Podesta.
The gift box edition includes 4 sheets of their non-toxic print paper so your gift will mean mum can track her baby’s growth month by month.
9. The shoes to take them anywhere
All mums deserve to be pampered so we found this next gift which combines style, comfort, quality and just a bit of International flair. Gift a touch of luxury to a new mum with handmade Italian leather ballet flats by Cammino. Designed in Melbourne by founder Katrina Verso, every pair of soft flats features an inner sole that molds to your foot for ultimate comfort in every step.
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