It can be very exciting when someone you know is expecting a baby. You can’t wait to hold her little one and spoil her with gifts. You’ll have a chance to give her all the gifts you want at the baby shower, and putting a lot of thought into the gift you give rather than just picking anything from a department store will mean so much more to mom and baby. Here are some gift ideas for the expecting mom in your life! .
Lying down can be very uncomfortable for pregnant women, especially during the last months of pregnancy. Do her a favor, and give her a maternity pillow that will support her back and stomach. These maternity pillows come in all different shapes and sizes, so you can pick one that will work for her.
Clothing for Baby
Many expecting mothers receive a lot of onesies and infant sized clothing that many babies will not get to wear all because they will grow out of them or will never fit into them. Consider buying some clothing for later months of the baby’s first year and not just newborn gear. You can also buy or make some baby accessories like headbands and hats.
One item that baby will need plenty of are diapers. Find out if a mother plans on using disposable or cloth diapers and consider buying her diapers in a couple sizes as well. A new trend of baby showers is to arrange diapers into tiers to create a creative diaper cake. However you decide to give the gift of diapers, know that they will not go to waste.
Treats for Mom
When baby is getting many gifts, consider pairing something for mom with your gift. Some new pajamas for when she is lounging around with baby, gift certificates for the grocery store or her favorite restaurant and even some new books and movies for her to enjoy when she is resting with baby.
For both mom and baby, recovering after birth requires plenty of rest and continuing a healthy diet. Mothers should also be prepared to handle situations where baby might be sick. Giving gifts like a baby thermometer, lotions and creams, and even a book that has information to help mothers identify and treat different ailments. Some mothers may be planning for the future health of the baby by opting to bank the baby’s cord blood. Umbilical cord blood banking is where baby’s cord blood is collected immediately following delivery and stored for potential future use. Parents can create a cord blood gift registry and invite friends and family to help pay for some of the costs associated with the service – a gift that has life saving potential.
These are just a few great gift ideas for expectant mothers. Don’t stress too much about finding the perfect gift. If your gift comes from the heart, she will appreciate it.
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