When a baby is born, they become the centre of everyone’s attention. People ensure that they pick up a cute little onesie or a bathing essential kit, or a sweet toy to gift to the newest addition to your family or friends’ home.
There’s no denying that a newborn needs a lot of stuff and your gifting choices automatically lean towards the little one’s needs. Sometimes out of love and sometimes to ease the burden on the new parents.
But with so much attention on them, the needs of the new mums often go unnoticed.
Have you wondered how is she adjusting to the sleepless nights and round-the-clock feedings? Some of them are also battling postpartum depression and can be extremely overwhelmed.
While it’s a great idea to visit newborns bearing gifts, do remember that a new mum’s life has just undergone a seismic change. And with all the exhaustion and chaos in these months, she’s barely had the time to take care of herself.
That’s why a postpartum care package is not only a thoughtful gift but can also be a lifesaver. These gifts are bound to uplift her mood, make her feel loved and also relieve some of the stress she’s under.
To help you choose better, here are some postpartum care package ideas you can try.
5 Awesome Postpartum Care Package Ideas To Surprise A New Mum
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1. Fun water bottles to keep them hydrated
New mums need to keep themselves hydrated. Remember that breast milk is made up of about 90 per cent water, so it’s extremely crucial that they stay well hydrated to maintain the supply of breast milk. In any case, drinking plenty of water is a must for all new mums, especially given Singapore’s humidity.
You can gift water bottles in bright colours and customise them too as per their liking. Try finding one with a motivational quote or a joke. You can look for personalising options online to make this gift all the more special.
2. Scented candle to rejuvenate the new mum
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A scented candle can bring tranquillity and help a new mum relax. She can probably light it while taking a shower or a quick nap. It will soothe her nerves and help her to build a better bond with the child.
The aroma of a scented candle is like a breath of fresh air and that’s exactly what a postpartum mum needs.
3. Infuse style and comfort by gifting yoga pants
The first few weeks with the baby are the toughest and any new mum will yearn for some cosy yet stylish clothes to wear.
It takes a while before the postpartum body comes back into shape and this period can be particularly demotivating for the mum.
Counter this by gifting her some yoga pants that are stretchable and can fit easily. They can also be essential evening wear, which can be clubbed with a long tunic and necklace.
4. Gift a healthy meals subscription
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New mums need a lot of nutrition but the baby ends up needing every second of their time and energy. Mums also have a diet to follow, one that can help in faster recovery. But we know how cumbersome it can get to prepare food for themselves.
Take away this stress of preparing and cooking meals and gift them a week’s supply of nutritious frozen meals. All they need to do is either saute them or heat them. It not only saves a lot of time and effort but also ensures that mums do not skip meals out of sheer exhaustion.
It’s also a great gift for their partners who can saute or heat the meal and serve it to the mum. They are going to love you forever for this thoughtful gift.
Alternatively, you can also sign her up for a food delivery subscription. Opt for the ones that deliver fresh, all-natural, chef-made meals. Some outlets also deliver piping hot dishes at specific times as part of the subscription programme.
5. Specially curated pamper packs
You can curate and gift your BFF or family member this post-delivery all-natural care package. Make sure it has some nursing pads for those leaky breasts, massage oil, shower steamers and cranberry tin candle to help her care for herself while she is busy looking after her baby.
Pregnancy takes a huge toll on a woman’s body. The nine months of carrying another life in one’s body is bound to cause changes–both internally and externally.
Remember, most new mums are in a very delicate state of mind due to the changes taking place not only in their bodies but also around them.
Aside from these thoughtful postpartum care package ideas, it is also a good idea to extend a helping hand to share the burden of a new mum.
If you can spare the time, volunteer to share the load of household chores or with diaper duty from time to time. Many mums also go through postpartum depression and need someone who’ll listen to them. It’s a trying period for them and they need all the support they can find.
Your presence will surely give a boost to their mental well-being.
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