Posts Tagged ‘new mom gifts’

New Mom Gift Guide

Thursday, December 8th, 2016

screen-shot-2016-12-05-at-12-19-13-pmI recently became a new mom for the third time. I welcomed my sweet little baby girl, Audrey Faith, just two weeks ago. I shop regularly from Mom’s Milk Boutique and have discovered a few products that are must-haves, in my opinion, for the new mom this holiday season. Prepare to be amazed.

Milk Makers Cookies: Every nursing mom can use a boost to help with her supply and every woman can use a cookie now and then. I recently purchased these cookies in the oatmeal chocolate chip flavor. They cost $21.99 and 10 cookies come in the over 1 pound bag. The cookies are already made, which is great for a new mom who has her hands full. The key ingredients, including brewer’s yeast and flax seed, in the cookies can help with milk production. There are 220 calories per cookie, so you can eat them without feeling guilty. I usually eat a cookie after my kids go to bed, and they do not disappoint. I have noticed they help with my milk supply, too.

Eco Sprouts Coconut Stick: I purchased two of these sticks after a friend recommended them for my hospital bag must-have list. I was a little skeptical, but I am so glad I bought them. I bought one for baby and one for me. This stick is huge and costs $11.99 on Amazon.com. It can easily be thrown into a hospital or diaper bag. I have used it for those first days of sore nipples in the hospital and for a diaper rash healer for Audrey already. It is cloth diaper safe, so no worries there. It can be used for many other things and smells like yummy coconut. I have also heard it works great for those first meconium diapers, as well.

Earth Mama Angel Baby New Momma Bottom Spray: I bought this spray on a whim, but it has been my favorite postpartum item so far. It comes in a bottle and costs $14.95. The spray is a cooling perineal mist that helps after baby arrives. It pairs great with any products your hospital or midwife encourage you to use down there after delivery. It is said to help with vaginal soreness and even hemorrhoids. It contains witch hazel, lavender, and peppermint essential oils. It smells like a cucumber. It is amazing, my friend. I use it regularly for any discomforts.

Boba Wrap: Every new mom needs a baby carrier for those moments when baby just needs to be close but mom needs to do something, too. I have used my boba baby carrier wrap with all 3 of my littles from birth and on. This carrier is perfect for babies from birth until 18 months and retails for $49.95. I have it in a pretty floral print, but it also comes in solid colors. It isn’t hard to figure out how to use and is perfect for keeping a little baby close and safe, while you need your hands. It stores easily in a bag and is machine washable, which is great with a baby who regularly spits up on you. I use this carrier at home daily to clean, get ready in the mornings, or just put my little one in when she doesn’t want to be put down.

So with the holidays approaching, here are some fun and useful new gifts for the new mom in your life. It amazes me of all of the new products available to moms. Find some that work for you and try these out!

Karyn Meyerhoff is a mom of three in Arkansas where she highly endorses all of these amazing products at the holidays and year round. 

Holiday Gifts for the New Mom in your Life

Friday, December 18th, 2015

Screen Shot 2015-12-09 at 9.46.18 AMThere is nothing quite the experience of being pregnant with your first baby. It’s exhilarating, exciting, exhausting and frightening all at once! Take advantage of the holiday season to pamper the first-time mom in your life with some of these fantastic holiday gifts.

Photo session. Too many moms end up looking back and regretting that they didn’t have this time documented in pictures–I know I did! Help the new mom in your life by finding an amazing maternity or birth photographer to document this once-in-a-lifetime experience.

Spa gift certificate. Once the baby comes it will be a long time before the new mommy gets some me time to do nothing but relax. Take advantage of the days before the complications of coordinating childcare begins and book a full day of pampering or a specialize prenatal massage.

Restaurant gift certificate. With smell and taste aversions during pregnancy sometimes it’s just easier to just go out for a nice meal instead of cooking at home– especially during the first trimester and the final stretch of pregnancy! Make sure you do some research to find some favorite restaurants so the gift cards don’t go unused.

Food delivery service. Probably my favorite gift for after the baby arrives! Navigating a newborn baby for the first time can be stressful and having a great, healthy, fresh meal can be a lifesaver. Search out local meal delivery services that can either deliver daily or a few days of meals at a time. If the due date is still a few months away you can still set this up and present mom with a gift card to cash in when the time comes.

Monthly goody boxes. It’s the gift that keeps on giving! Focus instantly shifts to the new baby and it can be so nice for a new mom to have a little something just for her to look forward to each month. Birchbox and Julep are great choice for fun, high-end beauty and makeup products. Taste Trunk is great for the foodie in your life and Escape Monthly is fabulous for the travel lover. No matter what the new mom in your life loves you’re sure to find a subscription box that she will love!

Magazine subscriptions. Another fun little gift that mom can look forward to every month. I would skip the baby magazine subscriptions and stick with a subject that interests her whether it is fashion, culture, literature, travel or science. Having a new magazine to flip through every month can be such a simple, unexpected treat.

Jacqueline Banks is a certified Holistic Health Counselor focused on nutrition and green living strategies. She works with women in all stages of motherhood, from mothers struggling with conception, through pregnancy, lactation and beyond to ensure the best health and nutrition for both mother and baby.