Post # 1
What are the best gifts you received or wish you had received as a new Mom?
Most useful / Handy
Things you never would have thought of until you wished you had it
I’m looking for more than just registry stuff, my birthday and our anniversary are both a month before I’m due with our first baby and my DH is asking for gift ideas
Post # 3
Commenting to follow. A good friend is having her shower in a few weeks and I’m trying to come up with the perfect gift!
Post # 4
@Sunshine09: I think a massage would be nice, or a mani-pedi..right after having a baby, getting pampered is the last thing you plan for yourself, but it makes you feel SO much better/pretty. Maybe also,offering to watch baby for a few hours so she can run errands was literally the most helpful thing in the world. Also, someone gave me a pack n play and my daughter is now almost two and she still uses it.
Post # 5
Honestly, all I REALLY needed right after the baby was born was for someone to come over and cook for me, run the vacuum, and hold the baby long enough for me to shower.
I didn’t want to go anywhere without the baby, at first anyway. Also, DD wanted to nurse every 2 hours so I couldn’t even go run errands unless it was super fast & I was coming straight back.
But, if you’re putting together a little something for a new mama, get a cute but functional basket and fill it with easy snacks- granola bars, cookies, jerky, and anything that can be eaten with one hand. Also, some pampering items- scented candles, relaxing lotion, chapstick, etc.
Post # 6
For a new mom, a massage, mani/pedi, or some other kind of relaxation treatment would be nice. BUT mamas want to be with their babes. So the most “functional” would be like, a promise to come clean the mom’s house once a week for a month. Or coming over and bringing dinner (with paper plates and disposable trays).
Post # 7
I was going to suggest the things listed by most of the PP’s, however, I realize you are asking for gifts from your someone and you are the one having the baby. Congratulations first and foremost!! About a great gift…hmm, my DH bought me a beautiful charm bracelet with our DD’s initials and small baby related charms. He also included a card and a note from “baby” saying how she loved me and was so happy I’m her mom. That the charm bracelet was actually from her and through the years her and daddy would add charms to it during holidays, mother’s days and birthdays. He hasn’t forgotten yet and every gift giving time I have received another charm from DD. She is almost 2 and I now have her, mine and DH’s birthstones(birthday), a mother and baby charm(mother’s day) an umbrella(mine and DH’s first adult weekend away from DD, it rained the whole time.) A pink flamingo(reference Gnomeo and Juliet, DD and I watch it religiously.) One that says “family” given after DH and I were married. So, I wear this charm bracelet every day and it’s a great reminder of how awesome it is with DH and DD by my side.
Post # 8
I completely 300% agree with Danelady! Have hubby schedule a cleaning lady, or get volunteers from family to drop off dinners that are hot and all the supplies (paper plates, plastic forks…etc) so you have zero cleanup to do besides throwing out garbage. Even better is if they will drop it off and not want to come in and visit. You’ll be exhausted and probably attempting to breastfeed or learn what the baby needs, that having company isn’t fun.
Post # 9
I got my SIL a bagel basket filled with cold cuts, smoked salmon, and Brie – all food she said she missed eating when she was pregnant. And it helps feed guests who are visiting baby that first couple of weeks.