I’ve been a “new” mom for the last fourteen years!
When I find out someone is having a baby, I like to bless them with a few unexpected gifts so they will have a survival kit for those crazy first days! Whether it’s for a baby shower or not take it from this mother of seven these are must-haves, for any new mom.
These also work for Mother’s Day (for you dads out there who don’t know what to get your lady!) I know there are the traditional Mother’s Day presents like a new camera (for capturing baby) or a new electronic device (to post all those beautiful mommy-isms on Facebook and Twitter) but these are the ones that make me feel happiest!
- Thriving the First Days of Becoming Mommy – a Devotional for New Moms By Elaine Mingus.
New moms desperately need encouragement. Check out this short and sweet ebook devotional that are full of stories that will make your new mommy feel like she’s not alone in this crazy mess called motherhood.
Only $1.99! on Amazon.com
- Hip Huggers by Victoria’s Secret
Every new mom needs some comfortable but sexy panties. These fit just right. They don’t rid up – staying in place for all those baby-holding sessions!
Only $11.50-14.50 (depending on the style) at Victoria’s Secret
- Infallible Lipstain by L’oreal
New moms don’t have time to continue reapplying lipstick…or applying make-up at all for that matter! This wonderful lipstain stays on throughout the day. She can feel like she’s all dolled up – even if she’s only wearing lipstick. It also won’t come off on baby’s little cheeks! Available at any Wal-Mart, CVS, Walgreens or Target in a variety of colors.
I recommend Merlot (darker shade) or Teaberry (lighter shade).
Or purchase it for $8.99 on Amazon.com.
- Intuition Razor
Let’s face it – shaving is THE LAST thing on a new mom’s checklist of things to do. Why not make it easier to freshen herself up by giving her this razor that already has the shaving soap intact! Quick and easy is the new mom’s mantra. It can be found at any Wal-Mart or Target. And don’t forget the refills!
Or buy it here for $7.99 on Amazon.
- Better Homes & Garden Wax Warmer
There is nothing that a new mom hates more than the smell of that nasty diaper pail – especially when she finally cleans the house but can’t escape the smell of poop! This wax warmer is amazing for covering up those odors. They have a vast array of scents from Buttercream Cupcake to Cranberry Mandarian. You can find these at Wal-Mart. Remember to stock up on the wax melts too!
Buy for $15.00 at Wal-Mart. Wax Cubes are $2.00 at Wal-Mart.
- Yoga Pants
No new mom’s wardrobe is complete without a few pairs of nice yoga pants. She can be comfortable in a t-shirt and yoga pants while gazing into the eyes of her new baby, but they throw on a nice blouse and go out for a much needed Starbucks with friends!
Prices range from $20-$50 at Target.