New moms often feel sleep deprived, emotional and overwhelmed, especially if it is her first child. As the husband it is up to you to not only shower the baby with love and gifts, but also help your wife out.
Shopping for Mother’s Day flowers online would be convenient, but that’s not the only gift you should get the new mom. Here are eight must-haves for new moms this Mother’s Day to help them unwind and enjoy the rewards of parenthood.
Massage Gift Certificate
Labor is a stressful time that’s difficult on a woman’s body. A massage can undo a lot of that stress and tension new moms carry — it’s kind of like pressing the reset button. She’ll relax into the table as the gentle pressure releasing knots in her muscles and might even catch a few minutes of shut eye while being pampered.
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Cozy Robe and Slippers Set
From middle of the night to early morning feedings, newborns need around the clock care. Slipping into a cozy fleece or cotton robe and comfortable slippers makes this just a little easier. Some slippers have sheep’s wool lining and are are easy to put on when she’s half awake. The same goes with a super plush robe that warms her and and her mini one right up during cold nights.
Snazzy Infant Wear
In those early stages, a new mom can never have too many onesies, burp clothes and baby clothes. Splurge on one or two adorable outfits from boutique baby stores that can go a long way toward making the baby look super cute.
She won’t have time to cook all of the nutritious, healthy meals that she’d like, and eating out nightly comes with a hefty price tag. Arrange to have a catering service drop meals off at the house, or if you are confident in your cooking skills, make her something yourself. If nothing else, offer to go grocery shopping for her to get some of those much needed items off her to-do list.
Treat Her Toes
Like the massage, this gift pampers her. A mani/pedi is the perfect little pick-me-up to soothe her spirit in the weeks after birth. In-home manicurists work well if she is unable to get out of the house, but if you are able, offer to watch the wee one for a couple of hours so she can go to her regular nail tech and use the time to unwind.
Affordable luxuries help restore a woman’s body after labor. From soothing aromatherapy lotions and massage oils to facial masks and hair treatments, she can give herself a little at-home spa while the baby is napping.
Help Around the House
Housework, cooking and newborn care is enough to leave her downright exhausted. Friends can hire a cleaning service for a couple of hours to do her laundry and clean rooms, or pitch in and do it themselves. She’ll appreciate any help around the house, even with the most basic chores.
A membership to Hulu, Netflix or other entertainment service is a fabulous gift for new moms. Or, a less pricey option is to pick up DVDs from the library or lend her your own movies. Combined with popcorn, take-out dinner, or other snacks, she’ll enjoy a cozy evening in.