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When a friend or loved one welcomes a new baby into the world, it can feel like a magical time. The anticipation of the impending arrival can sometimes feel too much, as there is a lot to prepare for. Showing you are thinking of the new mom to be, and the baby is important. However, what questions should you ask yourself to make sure you make the best purchase possible when it comes to gifting ideas?
Best Gift Ideas for a New Mom and Baby
Asking Mom What They Need and Want
Moms will often have lists of everything they need or would like to get for their new bundle of joy. So, to ensure you do not purchase the same item as someone else, always ask mom what she would like. It may be something that you may not have even thought of before. Making sure you spend your money on useful and required gifts is important. After all, who wants to purchase a gift that is going to be left untouched or unused?
Pampering for Mom
Even though a new baby is super exciting, it can be just as important to think about the new mom to be too. People often get wrapped up in buying tiny outfits, but they forget that mom has needs and wants too. Opening up and reaching out to a new mom is important, as you do not know how they feel or what they need. When you ask a new mom what they want and need, you can purchase or even give a gift that will be well received. For example, a gift that saves them cooking for a day, gives them something for themselves and helps them recover may be just as valued and well received.
Baby Clothing and Accessories
Even if the new mom already has a stash of clothes, there is nothing wrong with adding to the collection. After all, there is nothing cuter than seeing a pair of baby pajamas on a newborn baby (or recently born bundle of joy). Baby clothing and accessories will always prove to be useful and wanted gifts. Again, reach out to the mom-to-be (or new mom) and see what they are missing from their stash. This will ensure you purchase useful items of clothing.
Buying Before Baby is Born or Shortly After
Once you have decided what gifts you would like to buy for the new mom or new baby, you then need to determine when you are going to purchase gifts. Are you going to get them in advance, perhaps for an upcoming baby shower? Or are you going to wait until the baby is born? This may be ideal if the gender of the baby is not known. If you are buying a gift for a newly postpartum mom, how much pampering can they do when they are heavily pregnant? Would it be better to gift a few months after the birth to ensure mom can get the rest and pampering she deserves?