Being pregnant and delivering a baby whether the conventional way or with complications is no easy task. Any mother will tell you that! Giving birth to a life is hard and it’s not like we get a break after that. We are immediately faced with the task of taking care of a baby and making sure we raise them right. Everything we do and every decision we take is supposed to be “the best” for the child. There is a whole lot of pressure, lack of sleep, stress and not to forget the overwhelming surge of emotions! That’s exactly why mothers need care and attention as much as the child does.
While everyone gets things for the baby, let’s not forget about the mother. Obviously, every mother would appreciate a diaper bag or baby gear but at the same time, she would love to get a new lipstick or a planner that can help her get through the week! So, here is a list of things moms need for themselves.
New moms need all the pampering possible and what could be better than a self-care basket. Throw in some heavenly bath bombs for that relaxing bath, a rejuvenating face mask, nourishing lip balm (you will so need this), body lotion, and maybe even some lovely scented candle. It’s these tiny things that will make you feel like yourself again.
This one is a lifesaver! While keeping yourself healthy and eating right is a priority especially when you have a baby, cooking will be the last thing you would want to do when you are sleep-deprived and exhausted! That’s when a meal plan and time-saving kitchen appliances like the instant pot come to the rescue. The internet is filled with one-pot recipes and make sure you get a hand on a few of those and leave the rest to the wonderful instant pot that not only speeds up cooking but also makes delicious meals!
This one tops the list for all the right reasons! If there is only one thing that you buy from this list then it has to be a pair or maybe even two of yoga pants or sweats! These are going to be your life saver no matter what the occasion. As a mother, getting dressed up will be a task, and most of the time you want to be in your comfiest best. Also, with your body changing and evolving so much, yoga pants will be your new best friend!
As a mom, you will always be running around whether it is to run errands, get the weekly groceries, catch up on work appointments, or get your baby’s vaccinations. To keep track of everything, make sure you get yourself a calendar planner. And make sure you get a beautiful one so that every time you use the planner, it will make you smile!
Yes, the baby is out and healthy but it does not mean you stop taking those prenatal vitamins. Make sure you get yourself your daily dose of vitamins even after giving birth because your body will need it during the initial months. Consult your doctor about how long you can continue taking them.
Every mom needs a snack box filled with her favorite munchies! Like we said before, cooking might be the last thing on your mind but with breastfeeding your baby and being on your feet all the time, you are going to be hungry all the time. So make sure you get yourself a snack box with some granola or protein bars for instant energy as well as some crackers, chocolates, and more.
Once you are a mother you will appreciate the things you can do without needing your hands. And a water bottle with a straw is something every mom needs. Breastfeeding requires you to drink at least 7 to 8 bottles of water every day and carrying a baby does not leave your hands free to do many things so make sure you buy a good water bottle with a straw that’s always around to keep you hydrated.
And the last one on our list is a bright and bold-colored lipstick! Every mom needs a lovely-colored lipstick for days when everything seems to be going wrong. A lipstick can brighten your day and make you feel like yourself again if you are feeling low. So when you feel everything is just going downhill, just take a shower, put on your yoga pants, and apply a bright and beautiful-colored lipstick and life will seem better again!
We hope you find this list useful. If you are a mother then go and get at least one of the things on the list and we are sure you will feel better and happier! And if you are someone who knows a mother, then it is never a bad time to get a mom a new gift!