New mothers often have a list of things that they want for the new baby. These are often found on gift registries which are easily accessible both online and in the store. Most first time mothers don’t have the experience to know what they will actually need over what looks “cool” to have for the new baby. For instance, it can be hard to distinguish whether you need a baby monitor
Here is a list of the best baby gifts for new mothers:
There are certain things that a mother absolutely will have to have. A kit that contains a baby thermometer, aspirator, nail clipper and medicine dispenser is at the top of the list. This is a relatively inexpensive item, but is a lifesaver when it comes to caring for a new baby.
Vibrating Baby Seat
When all else fails, the new mother can comfort the baby with this amazing seat. In fact, even the most rambunctious of babes will fall fast asleep when placed in a vibrating chair. This is one of the best gifts you can give to a new mother. This seat will allow her time to take a shower, get some rest or do things around the home.
The new mommy will be able to rock the baby to sleep with a rocking chair. This is a great way for her to feed the baby just before she puts him down for the night. Rocking the baby will have a calming effect on him thus he will sleep longer. The new mother will greatly appreciate this gesture.
Electric Breast Pump
Note: Before purchasing a breast pump, be certain that the mother will be breast-feeding.
An electric breast pump is much better than a manual one. It makes it much easier for the mother to get the milk flowing because more suction can be drawn on an electric pump. These are ideal for moms who will be returning to work. While you are at it, buy some extra bags to go along with it. That way the new mommy won’t have to purchase them for a while.
New mothers are always exhausted. Offering help doing chores around their home or keeping an eye on the baby so she can get some rest is probably the best baby gift you can give her. She needs a lot of support as she learns about her new role as mommy to her one of a kind child. It doesn’t cost you anything except a little time and effort on your part.
Car Seat Toys
It is true that the baby won’t be playing with any toys right after she is born, but it won’t be long before she will be. Buy a toy that attaches to the car seat to keep the baby busy when travelling. This is great for keeping baby quiet and happy during the car ride. It also keeps the parents nerves from being shot.
Instead of buying a lot of baby clothes or diapers, buy something a little different. Although these items are much needed by the new parents, there is an overload of these types of items given at baby showers. Ask about where the mother may have registered for baby gifts. This will give you a good idea of what is still needed and what may have been left off the list. Sometimes it’s better just to ask.