We've got a new mama (again!) in our crew and were inspired to post about some great items to bring to a new mom after she's given birth. It's always fun to shop for baby but moms need to be pampered too- especially after going through the marathon of birth!
Here are our top 5 natural picks:
- Hydrate, hydrate, hydrate! It's so important for new moms to stay hydrated to recover from birth and also keep up with the liquid needs of an infant! You don't want mom to become dehydrated so we recommend arming her with plenty of refillable water bottles around her home so she will always have one on hand. We love these Ecovessel bottles that are dishwasher safe.
- Moms don't only need water. Teas like Birds & Bees' Our Lady of La Leche help support a nursing mom's overall health and milk production. Not only is it good for mom, it's tasty too!
- Mom has just been through a delivery, whether vaginal or not, and is likely experiencing some swelling, soreness and postpartum bleeding. This great spray from Taylor's Naturals includes aloe vera, witch hazel, and a healing oil blend. Just spray it on your pad/cloth pad/or directly to your nether regions to provide instant relief. Muffin mist is soothing, freshening, and cooling! Perfect for the postpartum period.
- Newborn babies love to nurse and nurse often! That adjustment to the outside world is tough. And it's also tough on mom's nipples. Grab Balm Baby's nipple soother to help her out! Made with calendula & chamomile, cocoa butter and shea butter, this balm helps sooth sore and itchy nipples while being completely safe for baby.
- Along those same lines, new moms also benefit from wearing cloth breast pads to find relief from leaking breasts. Made from super-soft bamboo rayon velour, Bamboobies are the #1 premium nursing pads available.
So next time you go to visit a new mom, remember these ideas and bring her a few goodies, maybe even a meal or gift for a sibling. Also, when you visit, ask if there's anything you can do for her! Does she need dishes washed? Someone to hold baby while she hops in the shower? A volunteer to take older children out to the park for an hour? Every little bit of support helps.
Congrats to our own, Ashley, on the birth of her second little boy last week! We are so happy for you!