Help?! What are some great pregnancy gift ideas?

Help?! What are some great pregnancy gift ideas?

Stuck finding a great pregnancy gift? 

It's wonderful to be an expectant mum, and this is a time when you're going to need a lot of advice. As well as talking with other mums, it can also help to read books or watch videos about pregnancy and childbirth. When you've got the basics down pat, take a look at some other ideas for things that will make life easier when your baby arrives:

We've come up with a list of ideas that you could buy as a pregnancy gift or even buy for yourself (if you're expecting). 

Skincare

Naturally this was going to be our first suggestion and why not? Giving pregnancy safe skincare to an expectant mother is a wonderful gift. Quite often it's not something that she would spend money on herself, so gifting a pregnant mama some skincare could be the ultimate pregnancy gift idea. 

Skincare is also a form of self-care. When someone uses skincare products, they are taking care of their skin and investing in their overall well-being. Gifting skincare products can show that you care about someone's self-care routine.

Gift vouchers

Gift vouchers are a great gift idea because they can be used for absolutely anything.

Vouchers can also be a brilliant gift as they're flexible, so you don't have to worry if you've bought a pair of socks when all she really wanted was a maternity bra!

Baby books

If you're looking for a gift that will help your pregnant friend to prepare for the arrival of their baby, or if you want to give them something to read during those long hours in labor, then baby books are an excellent choice.

Baby books can help the mother-to-be prepare for her unborn child. They can also help her learn more about her baby's development throughout pregnancy—and beyond!

Baby sling or carrier

A baby sling or carrier is a great gift for an expectant mum and can be used to carry the baby when the mother is doing work around the house, or if she's out and about. It's also a good tool to ease the pressure on your back as a large portion of the babies weight is carried on your hips. 

    Bottle brush and bottle drying rack

    If you're looking for a gift that will help your friend get ready for his or her baby, a bottle brush and drying rack are a great choice. A bottle brush is especially useful when washing bottles, and when it's time to dry them, use a drying rack to prevent mould from forming on wet parts of the bottle.

    A nursing bra (but probably best suited if you're a close family member and want to take her shopping with you)

    When it comes to your nursing bra, size is everything. One of the most important things to keep in mind as you're looking for your new bra is that you should be properly fitted by a professional who knows how to measure and fit nursing bras. A general rule of thumb when shopping for a nursing bra: if it doesn't feel comfortable while you're trying it on, then don't buy it. You want something that's going to provide support and comfort throughout your pregnancy and beyond—and finding the right size will ensure both!

    Breast pump

    If you know someone who is expecting and breastfeeding, a breast pump can be an excellent gift. A breast pump is a device that mimics the sucking motion of a baby to express milk from the breasts. Breast pumps are useful for mothers who need to express milk at home or work and also for special occasions like when mum needs to leave her baby in order for work or vacation.

    A good quality pump will last many years, so it is worth investing in one that will last for multiple babies. There are many different brands of pumps on the market today, but all are safe to use and easy to operate with minimal effort required by mum. 

      Nursing chair

      A nursing chair can be used for feeding, or for a comfortable place to hold the baby. They can be quite an investment if you're looking to get a good quality one, so it could be a great idea to partner up with a few friends to buy one. 

      • Improved Comfort: Nursing chairs are designed to provide a comfortable seating position for breastfeeding. The chair's shape and cushioning can help reduce pressure on the back, neck, and shoulders, which can be especially helpful for mothers who are breastfeeding frequently.

      • Convenience: Nursing chairs can provide a convenient place to breastfeed, especially if you have other children or pets in the home. The chair can be placed in a quiet and private location where you can breastfeed without distractions or interruptions.

      Nipple cream / Belly Oil

      A much more affordable option compared to a nursery chair. There are many different brands on the market to choose from. Nipple cream is great for dry, cracked nipples and some expectant mothers aren't even aware that this cream exists. Belly oil is great to help with your ever expanding belly. 

      You can make a great gift for an expectant mum by buying something that will be useful for the baby as well as for the mother!

      A lot of mums-to-be will have a particular theme in mind when it comes to their baby's room, so if you know what style she likes (or even if you don't), you can help her get started. If she has told you that she wants a modern nursery, then why not buy her some minimalist wall stickers? These are easy to apply and look beautiful on any wall. Or maybe she has had her heart set on something more traditional—in which case, how about some handcrafted wooden furniture? This type of gift is thoughtful and practical, so it's sure to be appreciated by both parents.

      In Summary

      We hope that this list of pregnancy gift ideas has given you some inspiration for what to buy for your friend or family member who is expecting a baby. 

      Until next time xx

      Nikki

       


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