Practical Baby Gift Every New Mother Needs

When visiting a new mom, keep in mind that she may be overwhelmed. Brining a gift like a plant might just be another thing for her to have to take care of when you leave. I was surprised how sedentary life with a newborn is, so having a basket of essentials nearby was something I learned to be beneficial with my first child. By the time I had my second, I created a basket like this for each area of the house I planned to spend time nursing, (1) on my nightstand, and (2) next to my living room couch. Having these “stations” set up were perfect for making sure I had everything I needed at all hours of the day (and night!). After having two babies, I’ve figured out what the best products were – what worked / what didn’t. I thought it would be a great gift to bring to a new mom, and I plan on bringing one to my friend this week when I visit her and her new baby.

Here’s a list of what’s included, with a link to the item at Amazon so that you can add it all to your cart and don’t have to surf the web trying to find everything:

Diapers: Pampers Swaddlers, size Newborn

Pack of Wipes: Pampers Sensitive Wipes with Pop-top Lid

Pack of Cloth Diapers (these are great used as burp cloths, super absorbant): Gerber

Diaper Rash Cream: Boudreux Butt Paste

Nipple Cream: Medela Lanolin

Onesies ($20.99): Carter’s Short-Sleeved

Pacifiers ($4.42): Philips Avent Soothies

Snack: Nature Valley Peanut Butter Bars

Bottle of Water: Fiji Single Bottle

Basket of Choice

Christina is an odd combination of a perfectionist that insists on things happening organically, or according to nature. She wants to have all the control, yet leave life up to chance, and it is a concept that she admittedly constantly struggles with. Her love for her family puts a spark in her eye that only happens with movie effects. She has three best friends from childhood and does not see a need for more. A self proclaimed hermit, she laughs at the hypocrisy of her love for party planning. Christina’s message is the importance of slowing down, and reclaiming joy by surrounding yourself with people and things you love. "I am going to make everything around me beautiful," she says, "that will be my life."

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