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6 Priceless Gifts for New Moms

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6 Priceless Gifts for New Moms

How fun it is to open gifts at a shower for your coming baby. Those goodies are guaranteed to elicit a parade of ooh’s and aww’s. Little sweaters and hats, adorable cuddly toys – they were made to satisfy our need for cuteness.

Most new moms are highly focused on their baby’s needs, which is a good thing. Self-care is also extremely important, yet, at this time of new, unrelenting demands, it is easy to begin what can become a mom’s lifelong habit of putting herself at the bottom of her TLC list. When an unexpected gift for her arrives, most moms are startled and deeply grateful for the nurture directed her way. Here are some mostly low-cost suggestions for showing love to the new moms in your life:

1. Home-cooked meals – Staying well-nourished is good for all of us, all the time. How much more true of a new mom, experiencing sleep deprivation, and recalibrating hormones, especially if she’s eating not only for herself, but for her nursing babe. Preparing meals in small or individual packages that can be stored in the freezer will free your new mom from the often time-consuming task of cooking. Be sure to know of any allergies and avoid heavy spices and gassy foods (beans, onions, etc.) in order to minimize any digestive upset for baby. A meal that satisfies your gut and your heart cooked by someone who cares about you – Priceless.

2. Massage – Motherhood is incredibly physical. The constant lifting, carrying, bending, not to mention the muscle tension built by continually interrupted sleep makes moms prime candidates for massage therapy. Find a great licensed practitioner at a local day spa or one who makes housecalls (obviously, baby needs to be elsewhere) to provide some relief to that hardworking body. Having shoulders that aren’t wrapped around your neck anymore – Priceless.

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Terri Hall

Terri Hall lives in the Hudson Valley with her family. In addition to writing, Terri works with public television and radio stations/networks in the area of new media, and leads workshops on authentic and empowered living.

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1:55AM PST on Dec 4, 2012

Great ideas! My sister in law will be happy with these Priceless Gifts.

8:43AM PDT on Sep 18, 2012

A meal is such a wonderful gift to send to a new mom! It relieves the new mom of dinner preparation and also allows the parents to focus on their new baby. If you want to send the new parents a meal but you do not live close or don't have time to make a house visit, go to www.TheMealStork.com and they will send a chef-prepared meal package on your behalf! The meal gifts can be shipped anywhere in the continental United States.

2:44PM PDT on Sep 5, 2011

Thank you

1:32AM PDT on Aug 28, 2011

Thanks for the article.

11:03AM PDT on Jul 15, 2010

Great advice.

Think baby showers are really sweet idea- we don't tend to have them in the UK.

8:33PM PDT on Jun 17, 2010

Thanks

8:42AM PDT on May 27, 2010

Thank you!

11:20AM PDT on May 26, 2010

thanks for the great ideas!!

12:36AM PDT on May 18, 2010

thanks for post

10:17PM PDT on May 9, 2010

These are all great ideas!

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