Are you on a last minute hunt for the perfect Mother’s Day gift idea for new moms and the mama-to-be? Don’t worry, I made a list of the top 8 things I’m gushing over right now and can’t wait to use on my new little bundle (if he ever makes his debut!). My due date is the day before Mother’s day so I’m hoping for a Mother’s Day surprise from the little guy. :-)
8 Mother’s Day Gift Ideas for The Mama-To-Be
1. Baby Mantra Calming Massage Oil
This natural and cruelty free massage oil includes key ingredients like Apricot Oil, Grapeseed Oil, Jojoba, Avocado Oil, Soy Bean Oil and Orange Peel Oil. It’s the perfect mixture to relieve, relax and recharge. Ideal for both mom and baby, it’s a win/win! A great gift for a new mom or mama-to-be!
2. Oh My Devita Baby Butter Cheeks Baby Balm
Every new mom should definitely have this oh so soothing barrier balm that helps to protect delicate skin between diaper changes as well as soothe the skin. Additionally, this Vegan Probiotic blend adds in an army of “good guys” to the skin which will help fight yeast infections. The handy dispenser is like a lip balm container which allows for an easy glide-on application. This is especially helpful for mama’s that cloth diaper!!
3. LilyPadz® Reuseable Nursing Pads
LilyPadz are a unique, patented nursing pad that is made out of silicone and is so thin, you’ll forget you are wearing it. Unlike most nursing pads that absorb breastmilk leaks, the LilyPadz® maintain pressure on the nipple which forms a non-absorbent barrier that actually PREVENTS leaks before they even start. No more getting cotton pads stuck to your tender nipples! These are a must-have for all moms, especially if you are lucky enough to get a Nuroo! (See #4)
4. NüRoo Pocket Baby Wearing Shirt
The NüRoo Pocket is a babywearing shirt that lets you have Skin-to-Skin Contact with your newborn and doubles as a hands free newborn carrier. No need to wrap, tie, knot or mess with clips and straps. Just put the shirt on, snuggle baby into the pocket and let the “cross and hug” closure do the rest. This shirt provides a custom fit as your body changes and your baby grows, allowing you to wear it for months. The special NüRoo® fabric is super soft, breathable, moisture-wicking while offering just the right amount of compression to ensure proper position and continued support for your new little bundle. A new mom must-have indeed!
5. Stokke® MyCarrier™ Cool – The Breathable 3 in 1 Baby Carrier
Keep cool all summer long with The Stokke® MyCarrier Cool. This 3 in one breathable baby carrier has two-way front and one back carrying position. Most importantly, all positions maintain optimal ergonomic positioning for both you and your new little baby. Baby wearing is more than a “crunchy mom” trend. Attachment parenting philosophies are quickly gaining popularity now that there are studies proving the benefits of bonding with our babies. The Stokke MyCarrier Cool allows you to touch, hold, snuggle and talk to your precious bundle even during the heat of the summer making this one a mus-have for new moms.
6. Aden & Anais Stretch Mark Cream
Unless you are magical, gifted or just really damn lucky, you probably got at least a few stretch marks during your pregnancy. This amazing formula contains shea butter that helps moisturize your skin, while the natural-grade darutoside**, has been clinically proven to help prevent and reduce the appearance of stretch marks within two weeks.* Free of parabens, triclosan, petrochemicals, phthalates and BPA. Treat your new mama skin to this luscious formula and watch stretch marks fade away.
7. Earth Mama Angel Baby Lotion
I love every item I have ever purchased from Earth Mama Angel Baby, and this lotion is no exception. Formulated with organic ingredients, zero toxins and no artificial preservatives, fragrances or dyes. Of course we want what’s best for our baby, but what set Earth Mama Angel Baby apart from other companies is that THEY want what’s best for your baby too!! This soothing lotion contains only pure ingredients that moisturize and protect sensitive, delicate skin from head to toe. This special blend contains organic Rooibos which is soothing to eczema, skin allergies and diaper rash. Plus the vanilla orange scent smells so naturally good you’ll want to nibble on your adorable little squish!
8. Mama Mio Keep Calm Nipple Balm
If you have nursed before, you understand the importance of a good nipple balm for those first few weeks. I adore all Mama Mio products and this one is no exception to the rule. The perfect blend of Medical Grade Lanolin, Organic Coconut and Olive Oils, Organic Shea Butter and Calendula to relieve and soothe sore nipples. Safe when breastfeeding and no need to remove prior to breastfeeding.
What must-haves items for new moms would you add to this list?