Looking for best gifts for new moms in the hospital? Although you may have recently attended the baby shower of the new mom-to-be, you may still want to get her a gift once she’s had her new bundle of joy in the hospital. From gift cards to gift baskets, there are a range of things to purchase. Keep reading for my roundup of best gifts for new moms in the hospital.
When To Bring A Gift For New Moms In The Hospital
Depending on the delivery method, the new mom and her bundle of joy may be in the hospital anywhere from 24-72 hours. This leaves a somewhat narrow window for bringing a gift to the hospital, but it’s totally doable.
As a mom (of multiples) I’ll be the first to admit that it feels really good receiving gifts while in the hospital.
It helps take the pressures off being cooped up in a room daydreaming about being home with your baby.
Since there is a small window of time to work with, it’s a good idea to be in contact with a close family member (or friend) of the new mom.
They will be able to relay valuable information of a good time to visit the hospital. Most moms also have their cell phones with them so don’t hesitate to shoot her a text and ask for an appropriate time to visit.
Also check with the hospital regulations as some have changed their policies due to the pandemic.
There may be specific visiting hours, a certain part of the hospital you have to enter, and the possibility of not being able to see the mom at all.
What To Bring To The Hospital For A New Mom
Although it may sound tacky, there’s absolutely nothing wrong with asking the new mom if there is anything in particular that she would like to have.
In most cases she’ll probably mention getting something for the new baby, but she deserves something too! If you want to dodge asking the new mom or opt in for surprising her instead, here are a few gift suggestions to consider.
Cups and Tumblers
New moms, especially those nursing, will be told to drink plenty of fluids through their postpartum weeks of healing.
Giving her a dedicated beverage cup will not only help her be motivated to drink more water, but she’ll also think of you each time!
Here are a few to consider gifting:
Gift baskets are the perfect way to go when wanting to get the new mom several gifts all in one bundle. Most gift baskets come with pre-selected necessities, but you can also put one together yourself.
All you need are a few things you know she’ll enjoy, a cute basket (bonus if it’s reusable), and some decorative fluff. If you want to get a pre-made gift basket, check these out:
There are also gifts that include the new dad and baby:
Postpartum Care Related Gifts
Regardless if the new mom has her baby natural or via c-section, there will still be some form of postpartum care in her very near future.
You can never go wrong with getting her items she can use during her weeks of healing. She’ll most likely need and appreciate some (or all) of the following:
- Sitz Bath Salt
- Peri Bottle for Postpartum Care
- Belly & Body Oil
- Postpartum Essentials Kit
- Postpartum Leggings
Gifts for New Moms That Aren’t For The Baby
Suppose you’d like to get the new mom (and dad) gifts that don’t cost anything. There are several ways to help them in their days ahead long after the baby is born and they’re all settling into their new norm at home.
Meal Prep & Trains
Having meals already prepared or delivered will save the new parents valuable time. Instead of worrying about what to cook, they can spend more time resting and getting used to their new schedule of having a new baby.
Consider setting up a meal or prep train. Coordinate good drop off times and go for meals that are easy to heat up or cook.
If there’s one thing new moms would much rather skip out on the first few weeks after having a baby is the house cleaning.
Stopping by every couple of days to do some spot cleaning, laundry, and meal prep will mean the world to the new parents. It will be one less thing they’ll have to worry about.
Nap Time Babysitting
Although the new parents may not be eager to jump up and go out on a date, they can enjoy some time together at home with the help of a nap time babysitter.
Consider volunteering your time to watch their baby while he or she naps to give the parents some unworried alone time.
In addition to the baby shower, the best gifts for the new moms in the hospital are a great way to show your love and appreciation. The gift ideas mentioned above are both useful, reliable, and things the new mom (and dad) will be thankful to have.