New Mom New Gifts
Becoming a new mom is a great time for receiving gifts. If you are a new mom then be prepared to receive a variety of gifts from well wishers. If you know a new mom then now is the time to demonstrate your good wishes by providing a thoughtful and useful gift.
It’s usual for a new mom to get gifts that are really for the baby. This is a great help for any new mom because it saves the family money and time spent looking for such items. Some gifts also provide items that would normally be considered as ‘luxuries’. If possible, it would also be very thoughtful to wrap in a small gift just for women like a special body lotion or favorite lipstick or pair of knickers. Such a gesture makes her feel special and reminds her she’s more than just a new mom because you remember.
Baby slings have become very popular and are used by all the yummy mummies. They are very popular because it is believed carrying baby in a sling against the body creates a strong bond due to the warmth and the sound of mom’s heartbeat. This may be true but it is essential for mom to keep checking that baby’s mouth and nose isn’t covered by the fabric. Remember, the baby can’t move his or her head yet because the neck muscles are still too weak.
You must buy a sling that is the right size for a newborn baby to be carried in. Also choose a sling that leaves mom’s hands free and can be tied securely to her body. Remind mom to always follow the manufacturer’s instructions when tying on, placing baby and using the sling.
It’s not likely that a newborn baby is going to take much notice of a toy. It is only after some weeks that he or she will want to be entertained by a toy. Why not consider the colorful ‘Lamaze Play and Grow Freddie the Firefly’. This toy will keep baby entertained with its bright but soft velour body and multiple texture wings and peek-a-boo mirror and squeaker. Knotted antennae and tethered ladybug teether for chewing and rings that clink. It is for 0 to 24 months. The baby will get plenty of use out of this toy.
When baby is tired of ‘Freddie the Firefly’ he or she can play with ‘Einstein’s Bendy Ball’. It is made of soft, pliable plastic that is easy on tiny fingers when bending and squeezing. The center of the ball is encircled by a bright caterpillar. Inside is a rattle ball to provide visual and sound stimulation.
Swaddling blankets are making a big comeback. The most comfortable swaddling blanket is made of muslin because it is so lightweight and large. It is an excellent item for wrapping baby in, covering him or her when nursing in a public place and as a burp cloth. Some enterprising moms even use it to shade baby from direct sunlight for short periods. Muslin washes easily and dries very quickly. They come with cute prints like umbrellas, elephants or kites on plain backgrounds. These blankies are so versatile and practical.