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Pregnant mothers these days are often practicing different lifestyles and perspectives, including a natural parenting style, meaning they want to use only natural products as they bond with their child organically. The following ideas work great for all moms especially for moms-to-be who are just a little more health conscious.
- Organic Baby Bath Supplies
You can never go wrong with buying a new mom-to-be a bath time gift set, though these moms want their babies’ towels and wraps to be made out of high-quality fabrics, preferably 100% cotton or velour, so that the material doesn’t aggravate their baby and can lasts for many years. In addition, aim to buy only organic and non-toxic baby shampoo, baby oils, and baby washes. You can even create your customised bath-themed baby basket at Babygiftbox.com.au.
- A Nursing Pillow
Known as the “The Boppy”, this nursing pillow allows new mothers to comfortably hold their baby comfortably while breastfeeding. They’ve become a must-have on almost every pregnant mom’s registry list because babies can be positioned comfortably in there even after they’ve finished nursing.
- Feeding supplies
If you know that the mom plans to bottle feed the baby as well, gift her with some high quality glass bottles that are BPA-free. Complete this gift by adding a BPA-free water bottle for the new mom since she’ll need to stay hydrated so she can pump milk or breast feed. Consider adding some washable breast pads because the cloth ones are more comfortable and some even catch and save the milk so you can reuse it.
More and more moms are going back to using cloth diapers. If you know the mom-to-be is and what her preferred kind is, consider making or buying her a nappy cake, constructed out of several different sizes and including some diaper rash ointment and a changing pad too. If you’re unsure of what kind she likes, you can present her with a gift card or give her a gift basket complete with a variety of cloth diapers, organic baby wipes, and a diaper bag to store dirty diapers.
- First Aid Kit
While it may not seem exciting, every new mom does need a safety kit. Include essentials like a baby thermometer, baby aspirin, gas drops, and other organic ointments needed to treat ailments.
- Hospital Essentials Bag
As the new mom-to-be is so busy getting ready for the big day, she’s sure to appreciate a hospital essentials bag, otherwise known as a “push pack.” You can buy them premade or customise your own, adding items like slipper socks, mesh underwear, facial cleanser, antibacterial soap, and shampoo and conditioner. You can even add in other fun options like a new cotton robe, a new book, a toddler pillow or some of her favourite chocolates.
We know life gets hectic and that’s why you’re running around only days before the shower. Just remember, any mom, especially health conscious ones, will love any of these ideas. Besides, she’ll cherish you being at the shower more than any gift.