We all know how cute a baby looks in a onesie, however, there are only so many onesies your baby will wear before they grow out of them! Here are three gift ideas that are extremely helpful as you navigate the transition into parenthood.
1. The Group Gift
Put a “group gift” option on your baby registry for a birth or postpartum doula. While it is expensive to hire a professional labor support person, the experience is priceless and the way in which a doula prepares you for birth can be invaluable. Postpartum can also be tricky to navigate, especially if you do not have family who is available to help. Family and friends can contribute whatever they can to get you the support you need.
2. A Meal Train
Ask family to drop off prepared meals for you after the baby is born. You will be so busy caring for your baby that you might forget to eat! Your body is going to need all the nourishment it can get to produce the milk to feed your baby. You can organize a meal train online to make sure that no two people drop off meals on the same night! And if you have a friend that does not cook, you can link your favorite local restaurants for them to order from and deliver to you.
3. Hire a House Cleaner
Hire a house cleaner. Is it a luxury? Yes. But so many new parents say how overwhelmed they are with caring for a new baby that they forget there is a sink full of dishes and mounds of dirty laundry. Having someone come once a week or twice a month will help you feel less stressed and simply be able to focus on getting to know your baby!
4. Hire a Postpartum Doula
What’s better than a maid? A postpartum doula! These professionals understand the specific demands of handing a new baby. They are trained and educated in providing breastfeeding support and newborn care, in addition to helping with chores around the house. Many postpartum doulas also often have training in services that support the new mom, such as belly binding and yoni steams.
5. Postpartum Massage
Prenatal Massage is great, but so is a postpartum massage! New moms spend a lot of time slouching trying to get just the right position to breastfeed, they may be sleep-deprived, and experiencing an array of hormones. Meanwhile, their body is healing! A postpartum massage can help relieve an= tension and stress they may be holding onto and can be therapeutic.
Gift Our Services!
At Amazing Births & Beyond, we offer an array of services that new parents would adore as a gift. If you would like to gift a postpartum massage, a few yoga classes, or any of our other services, give us a call at (786) 955-6560!