If you are thinking of getting a gift for a friend who’s a new mother, then you will understand what types of things they will need. In those early days, new parents want to have gifts that will be good for their baby, or useful for them. From toys to baby technology, there are many gift ideas that you can give them that will be of huge benefit to them. Here are some of the best gifts you can get for the new mother.
If you’re a mum, at some stage you probably began to get the hang of planning ahead, time-management and preparing for rainy days. Trying to stay ahead of things and make sure that you have all of the essentials you need for your household and your kids can often result in you having more than you need. This could mean that you’ve got one too many baby bags for a ‘rainy day’, or an excessive number of unworn clothing items that are collecting dust. Whatever the case may be, unused items can turn into a nuisance with time as they become redundant and take up unnecessary space. That’s why this article will list four forms of clutter that you’re more than likely to have if you’re a mum.
Raising a young family is a stressful and complicated process. That is why you need to have plenty of people that you can rely on when times get tough. Otherwise, you may find it a real struggle to cope with the demands of being a parent. When you are establishing your social circle, it is especially important that you find people who can understand your situation. This will help you to avoid judgement or unsolicited and unhelpful pieces of advice. If you are determined to strengthen the connection that you share with your fellow mums, you will need to put the work in. Below are seven tips to help you make this happen.
I recently saw a big topic over on mumsnet this week about who to have in the delivery suite with you. There is a debate over whether to have Mum, or partner and whether the partner would feel left out if the Mum went in with you. Well, I had both in the room with Noah, my first, and I am extremely glad I did have them both.
Nappy cakes are by far one of the best gifts to take along to any baby shower. You can rest assured that this is a gift that is going to get loads of use from new Mum and, of course, new baby. I used to make these and I loved it, being creative with baby toys and essentials. The image above is one I made for my daughter Isla Rae, I loved making it as it felt extra special. If you’ve not heard of a nappy cake before, these cakes are made out of nappies that are put together to create several tiers. The tiers are then stacked to look like a cake and then decorated with a range of other items such as ribbons to make them look beautiful. Not only are these great gifts, they also make lovely centrepieces at a baby shower. You can use it as the centrepiece and then send it home with Mum after the shower.
Let’s face it; no parent is as bothered about their fashion choices as they were pre-parenthood. Nonetheless, there’s no doubt that looking great still makes us feel great. That should be more than enough incentive for any mom to freshen up her look this summer. Still, those decisions are only worthwhile if they retain a sense of practicality.
No, I am not just talking about the fact my hair looked good, so I needed to capture that in a photo. I am talking about the recent decisions I have been making that effect my family and my work, being a working mum you have to consider the balance on both sides. Recently there has been an equal balance of work and family, but nothing left for myself and so I had to do something.
You may have read a post I wrote last month about not being just a Mum, it came about because there are so many things you do throughout the day. Everyone deals with them differently and every parent has a slightly different approach. We are all unique! I recently found out about a fun quiz that SunLife have on their website, it made me think back on my recent post and it took my thoughts one step further. The quiz is full of questions about what you would do in certain “parenthood” situations and then tells you what kind of Mum you are.
Yes, I managed to continue the facade of ditzy Mum today. Ever since the children started school and pre-school in September there have been numerous occasions where the children have either turned up in the wrong clothes or I haven’t realised it was bring your cardboard to school day. Today was just another one of those days.
Whether you’re a new mum or your kids are growing up, you’re probably all too familiar with that well-known feeling of sleep deprivation. Mums everywhere are not getting enough sleep, whether it’s from being kept up all night with a crying baby or toddler, having to stay up late getting through a ton of housework, or simply not being able to settle with a racing mind after everything you’ve had to get through over the course of the day. As a mum it’s important that you get enough sleep, especially sleep of the deep, refreshing kind so you are able to wake up in the morning and take on all the tasks that raising a young family brings. We’ve put together a list of top tips to help mums everywhere get the best out of their night’s sleep.