10 Practical Gifts for The New Mom

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10 Practical Gifts for The New Mom

You receive the invite to the baby shower. Or you just learned the news of an expectant friend or family member. And your first thought is:

What do I buy?

If you’re anything like me, your go-go is probably practical things like diapers, wipes, and some plain ol’ Johnson’s baby wash. The yellow one, not the new scented stuff.

But it seems like, nowadays, so many people are having issues with baby being allergic to diapers. Or they choose to cloth diaper. And you’re left unsure of what to buy, or just want to buy something different this time. So, just for you, I’ve put together a list!

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10 Practical Gifts for The New Mom

10 Practical Gifts for The New Mom {and baby!}

Nursing cover

Okay, but you aren’t sure if the mother is going to breastfeed… that’s fine! This nursing cover doubles as a carseat cover, buggy (NOT grocery cart, come on, y’all…) cover and a lot more. I have this exact one and cannot tell you how much I love it. Plus, it’s nice and affordable. Easy on any budget.

Pacifier Clips

You aren’t sure which pacifier the baby will take (if any) so buying those is pretty much out. But, most babies do use a paci at one point or another, and a set of universal clips makes the perfect gift.

Breastmilk Storage Bags

Obviously, if you know new mom won’t breastfeed then these aren’t practical. But, if she’s able and does they’re perfect. And if she tries and it doesn’t work out, that’s fine too. Because she can always use the bags for something else.

CJ’s Tub of BUTTer (Diaper rash cream)

My friend introduced me to this stuff, and it’s amazing. She found it when she was cloth diapering, so it’s fine no matter which method your gift recipient uses. The cream is also good for skin ailments, sunburns, and a lot more.

Amber Teething Necklace

I swear by these. For real. And yes, I know there are choking hazards and all that. So my suggestion is to buy one with knots between the beads, and watch baby closely. They aren’t for chewing, just for wearing and the beads help with inflammation.


Great for stuffy noses, and really so many other things. One of those items you don’t really realize you need. Until you need one that is.

Training Toothbrush

Another item people don’t really think about until they need. But these little bananas are great for getting babies used to having their teeth brushed.

Swaddling blankets

Swaddle. Wrap. Cover. Whatever you need to do, these blankets are a great go to. Perfect for new moms.

Travel Dome

Okay, maybe it’s just me but these things are so neat. Perfect for a little one when you need to put them down for a few minutes, but don’t have the luxury of all the gadgets of home.

Stroller Hook

This might seem simple, but when you’re a mom on the go a stroller hook is a MUST. Buy it now, she’ll thank you later. Trust me.

What do you think are must-haves for a new mom?

Do you want to give a book {or 2!} to encourage the new mommy? Here are my picks.

December 11, 2017
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