For the longest time baby showers have been laser-focused on one person:
This makes sense as many new parents have little to nothing for their little bundle of joy, and need all sorts of items from cribs and swings to diapers and wipes.
But as parents appreciate and anticipate these baby-related items, it’s important for mum also to recognize that baby shouldn’t be the only one being cared for and doted upon during what can be a rough first few months.
If you’re on the hunt for a little something to add to your baby shower gift for the soon-to-be mum or want to make a gift purely all about her, here are some great ideas to consider:
Anything to Do With Hair
A new mum’s hair is often in desperate need of a bit of a pick-me-up. Here’s why:
- Post-pregnancy hair loss is definitely a thing (mums can experience considerable hair-loss days to weeks after the birth of their baby!)
- A lot of mums haven’t had their hair colored or treated in eons in fear that it may be bad for their baby
- When the labor countdown begins, mums are often too distracted by other tasks to visit the salon
This is where you can swoop in with a thoughtful “S.O.S.” hair kit for your beloved friend. Dry shampoo should be at the top of the list (considering how new mothers hardly have the luxury of taking a shower). Other products to help her quickly style her hair (or get it together in a fashionable way) like clips and elastics will also go a long way.
A Large On-Trend Tote
Diaper bags look better and are more functional than they once were. But let’s be honest here:
They’re still a fashion disaster.
By finding a fashionable larger tote with loads of pockets and storage options, you’re giving your friend the opportunity to look great while still hauling 20 pounds of diapers, wipes, bottles, blankets, toys – oh, and let’s not forget a few things for herself – in a way that will make her feel cool and likely also make her the envy of mums everywhere.
Despite being experts in this area, we aren’t biased here. Ask any breastfeeding mama what her take is on nursing clothing and her response will be something along the lines of them being “the bomb”.
Breastfeeding clothing, especially for new mums, can play a critical role in their breastfeeding journey. Because our nursing tanks, tees, and dresses allow mums to discreetly feed their new little ones in public (and in private), they feel more confident feeding their little ones rather than feeling as if they must haul around a bottle or feed their baby formula when out and about.
Luxurious Skincare Products
Pregnancy can permanently change a woman’s skin. Beautifying skincare products can help a new mum feel revitalized and give her an excuse to reserve some well deserved “me time” to indulge in caring for herself during the weeks and months after labor.
What each mum may want or need after giving birth will be somewhat specific. But you can be sure that every new mum will appreciate products with collagen, products that are proven to reduce the appearance of stretch marks, and products that will add a fresh, dewy glow to her skin (especially for those nights when she perhaps only gets about one hour of sleep in between feeds).
Gift Cards Are Always Appreciated
As much as it’s encouraged, mothers of newborns seldom have the opportunity to get out and head to the shops. This is why gift cards are a welcomed gift among new mothers.
Our Peachymama Gift Cards give mums the opportunity to click through and find the latest and best nursing clothing available on the market without needing to leave home. Whether browsing on her phone or cruising through our pages on her P.C, your mum friend can find the perfect breastfeeding outfit (or more!) for herself from the comfort of any room throughout the house.
The best gifts are those which are the most thoughtful. Baby showers are already loaded with gifts for baby. But as every mum knows, mothers are the unsung heroes of the show who deserve lots of much-needed love and appreciation.