Post # 1
I have a childhood friend who just had her first baby boy. I want to put together a little basket of things to take to her when we welcome him home tomorrow. I have a blanket for him and a couple of little things (onesie, pacifier, etc…) but I want to get something for HER. What does a new mommy need?
Post # 3
a stylish baby bag.. that way its a fashion bag for her but also carries baby’s stuff too
.. i’m not a mommy but this is just my guess
Post # 4
Lots of help! Maybe gift cards for restaurants or take out places so they can order in and not have to cook?
Post # 5
Make up your own little gift certificates that describe how you’ll deliver the family a home-cooked meal (or take-out is fine, too) or how you’ll honor her with one free house-cleaning whenever she wants. Or a free night of babysitting when the baby gets a little older so Mommy & Daddy can have a date night. These aren’t material things you purchase from a store, but believe me, she will be very pleasantly surprised and eternally grateful. Plus, you save money, too!
Post # 6
I really like the coupon idea 🙂
Post # 7
A gown for when she is at the hospital or robe. My grandmother bought me two one was a wrap robe the other one was gown and I loved BOTH of them. I wore them at the hospital and at home.
Post # 8
I second the restaurant gift card idea. Also, anything such as slippers, pajamas, and robes would be nice for just being comfortable at home. Honestly, there were days were I just stayed in my pajamas all day, because it was so much more convenient than getting dressed when I wasn’t going anywhere.
Post # 10
My sister made me a basket that still to this day has stuff in it (my twins are 13months). She put lotions, diaper cream, oragel, tylenol, oil, baby soap, wipes, extra pacifiers, sanitizer, extra bottles, nipples, burt’s bees, hair utensils…I used each and every item in that basket. It was a pretty big basket.. 🙂
FYI you can never go wrong with diapers and wipes.
Post # 11
Newborn size clothing! for some reason every baby shower I have ever gone to I usually one of the few that gets new born size clothes! And you can never go wrong with diapers, wipes, lotions, ect! Things that go quicker than the new parents could ever imagine!
Post # 12
These are all great suggestions, wonderful insights ladies, thanks!
Post # 13
@AudzinLuv: I totally second your suggestion as a new mom. I would have LOVED that!
We had so much baby stuff (specifically blankets), I don’t think the baby was wanting for anything. What I really needed those first few weeks or so:
- Sleep! (Babysitting in the front room while I took a nap)
- Food! (DH and I both had no energy to cook)
- Pictures! (I was always taking photos but had no time to edit/print them)
- A calendar to mark all the baby’s milestones on it (how old is she now? When’s that appointment? What day did she smile?) A cute baby themed calendar would have been perfect for that. (Plus it makes a cute keepsake later for baby) I would mark the birthday and number the weeks old. Also maybe buy some stickers to mark important stuff with a sticker.
- A massage. Nothing in the world beats a massage AFTER you’ve had the baby! Your whole body just went through MAJOR trauma. A gift cert. to a massage therapist and an offer to babysit during that time would be great!
- If she’s not too self-conscious: stretch mark cream.
- A nice bottle of wine (to enjoy when she can)
Post # 14
I will just say be careful with the clothing. For our baby shower, everyone assumed that since we were having twins they would be small…instead, my sons were almost 7lbs each so they didnt get to wear many of their newborn outfits. We came off better with 3months and older
Post # 15
I would say to buy things for when they get older. People got me so many newborn stuff that I didn’t use them all. Plus it should make it easier for you friend when the boy gets older. Gez do they grow so quick.
Post # 16
I’m not a mom. But, I’ve given several friends a gift focused on them when they came home and they really appreciated it. Some things I’ve included are nursing PJ’s, nursing pads, lansinoh breast cream, their favorite candy, etc.