By Carson Davis
Family and friends love showering new babies with cute onesies and plush toys, but what about the new parents? Here’s a list of items that are practical and mostly consumable, so you won’t be contributing too much to the piles of stuff that a new baby needs.
Most parents will be too tired to cook much for the first few weeks. Bring over a favorite meal or some easy-to-grab snacks.
Sure, newborns sleep a lot, but their sleep isn’t predictable. Help a new mama power through the wee hours with her favorite coffee or tea.
Help a nursing mother get out and about with her baby by giving her a versatile nursing cover. The Milk and Honey Wrap provides discreet nursing coverage with style and comfort. It can also be used as a baby blanket or as a simple scarf.
Frequent diaper changes, and the handwashing that follows, dry out skin quickly. Choose a rehydrating lotion that parents can leave by the sink and apply as needed.
In the hazy first weeks with a new baby, even a five-minute shower feels like a treat. Find a special soap that will leave tired parents feeling refreshed and pampered.
New parents spend lots of time taking pictures of their baby, but many don’t find the time to update a baby book–at least not on schedule. Give them a journal with space for a brief daily reflection.
Photo Printing Gift Card
Most parents enjoy printing out photos for office desks, nurseries, and grandparents. Give them a gift card from your favorite photo printing site. They’ll enjoy the prints and brag books for years to come!