gift ideas for new mom?

  1. hi guys! this may be in the wrong spot, but i figured the ob specialties might know what a new mom might want or need! if you are a mother and have suggestions, that would also be welcome input. please feel free to bump this to a more appropriate forum if needed, as i was unsure of where to post this. one of my close family friends recently had a baby (sunday). she is in from out of state and staying with her mother here. she is a single parent. there are extenuating circumstances, but she is here in ca for a month or so. she has already received tons of baby clothes, has a stroller, a car seat, ...most of the usual stuff. any ideas for a gift for her that would be nice or useful with a new baby around? this is her first child and she is 23 (don't know if that makes any difference ). any thoughts would be appreciated. thanks!
    Last edit by nursingisworkRN on Oct 13, '06 : Reason: spell check!
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  3. by   htrn
    If she is breastfeeding - boppy pillows are great!! You can get them for about $25 - $50, can also be used to help prop baby as they get a little older. What about a massage, manicure or pedicure? A haircut - if for anything else, having someone wash her hair and massage her scalp.

    Of course, include a babysitting coupon while she is getting her massage, etc...

    Good luck and tell her congratulations from us.
  4. by   hikernurse
    Gift card to Wal-Mart, Target, something like that. That way she can get diapers, wipes, all the useful stuff that seems to constantly run out. We got a nice gift card to Target at one of my showers and we put it towards a digital camera to take pictures of the baby. That ended up being a great gift.

    Fisher-Price makes a chair that can be used as a bouncer/entertainer for the baby and then adjusts for size so that it can be used as a chair for a toddler.

    Maybe a sling to wear the baby. A nursing top for mom.

    That's all I've got right now :-).

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