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What to Get the New Mom in Your Life

Between sleepless nights and dirty diapers, it can be challenging for moms to find the time to take care of their own well-being. Whether you’re shopping for the perfect birthday gift or you’re searching for tools to make motherhood more manageable, here are the best gift ideas to help the new mom in your life rest, relax, and practice some much-needed self-care.

Maternity Underwear

Unlike regular underwear, maternity panties feature stretchy spandex to ensure your new mom stays comfortable—whether she’s growing her baby bump in her third trimester or currently postpartum. Maternity underwear not only stays in place better than regular underwear but can also help your mom-to-be avoid stretching out her favorite underwear as her bump grows.

When it comes to finding the best maternity underwear, style and function are essential. Most maternity underwear is specially designed to be extra stretchy and either low-cut, to comfortably accommodate a growing baby bump, or high-cut, to fit over it. By gifting your loved one a few pairs of stylish full-coverage, bikini-style maternity panties, you can help her feel beautiful (and comfortable) every step of the way.

Fresh Plants

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Seasonal blooms are always a thoughtful gesture to celebrate new motherhood, but why not send something that will brighten up your loved one’s space for a bit longer? When you stand out from the crowd and give the gift of plants, you’ll help your loved one breathe new life into her space with fresh greenery.

Not only are gifts plants just as beautiful as a seasonal bouquet, but they also provide a wide range of health benefits. According to the National Institutes of Health, being around houseplants can help improve our health by lowering stress levels, boosting our mood, and increasing productivity. Who wouldn’t want to help their new mom enjoy some much-needed rest, relaxation, and stress relief?

Even if your loved one doesn’t have a green thumb, choosing beginner-friendly plants can help transform their home into a calming oasis. Low-maintenance houseplants like succulents, snake plants, and pothos are the perfect gift for moms with hectic schedules.

Weighted Blanket

Heavy, weighted blankets can be more comforting—and even better to your overall health—than your traditional comforter. Weighted blankets help you relax so you fall asleep faster and sleep more soundly. For new moms, a weighted blanket can help increase serotonin levels, so they can relax easily and enjoy a better night’s sleep.

When shopping for a weighted blanket, be sure to choose the right one. According to experts, a weighted blanket shouldn’t exceed more than 10 percent of the user’s body weight.

Depending on your budget, you might choose to invest in a weighted blanket with dual-sided technology, which features a cozy side and a cool side. Evenly distributed weighted beads create the perfect amount of pressure, so your favorite mom can nestle up and enjoy a relaxing night at the end of a long day.

Diaper Tote

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After becoming a mom, stylish purses and tote bags take a back seat to diaper bags. From diapers to baby bottles, wipes, toys, and your loved one’s own belongings, diaper bags are responsible for carrying these items and keeping them organized and within easy reach.

Just as you would never leave your house without your wallet, your new mom’s diaper bag will never leave their side. As a result, finding the right diaper bag will help make mommy life on the go significantly easier. When it comes to finding the right fit for your loved one, you’ll need to find a diaper bag that combines style, functionality, and convenience.

Although motherhood is an exciting adventure, helping the new mom in your life find ways to relax and take care of her well-being is essential during this time. From diaper bags to postpartum underwear, thoughtful gifts can help make the transition that much easier for your loved one.