Practical Gifts for First-Time
The first year of parenthood isn’t the time to
shower new parents with extravagant home décor, high-tech toys, or expensive
jewelry. For a couple who’s just welcomed their first child, the best gifts are
often the ones that help make this new chapter in life a little more
manageable. From gifts designed to help exhausted new parents catch some
shut-eye to the gift of time, these gift ideas -- courtesy of Metaphysical
Mom -- are perfect for first-time parents.
parents need some help around the house. Taking care of the baby always comes
first, and first-time mommies and daddies need help taking care of the house --
which is why these gifts are just what they need.
- Auto Vacuum. A robot to vacuum the floors?
Yup. Robot vacuums are a useful helper to have.
Just set and forget, and it will vacuum your floors and rugs.
- One Cooker To Rule Them All. The Instapot is a
great gift for new parents. It’s an electric pressure
cooker with multiple settings that can save time when cooking
dishes. It’s great for the busy new mommies.
- Peek-A-Boo. Video doorbells can add security
to your house, by recording video of whoever passes in front of your doorbell, and by allowing you to talk to the
person at the door without having to open it. This can be quite useful when
mommy can’t come to the door right away.
- Helping Hand. Maybe their furniture could use
a good cleaning -- especially with a new baby around! Search Angi
for furniture cleaners and browse ratings and reviews to find the best.
newborn can be pretty demanding, but don’t forget mommy and daddy need things,
too! Here are some things that can bring comfort (and much-needed stress
relief) to the new parents.
- Mommy Wear. Mothers need to be
comfortable when they nurse newborns about 8-12 times a day. It is essential
that they have a nursing nightgown that will allow them more
convenience when nursing their baby.
- Stream Me. Caring for the newborn baby means long nights, and during
these spells of rocking the baby and nursing them, mommies and daddies can
watch something to pass the time. Give them the gift of streaming so they can catch up with their
- Quick Bites. Sometimes preparing a
meal can be a bother to new parents who don’t sleep much. Don’t let them get
fast food all the time. Give them the gift of meal kit delivery. These are recipes and
prepared ingredients that cut meal preparation time to 30 minutes or less.
- Power Tool. Caring for a newborn can leave new
parents with sore muscles. Having an at-home massage tool on hand can bring a smile (and a
massage) to the new parents.
Gifts Just For Mom
just a new title for your better half. This year, let’s give her some gifts
that show our appreciation for everything she does for our family.
- It’s Time. Smartwatches are cute little gadgets that can
offer mommy the convenience of not having to hold their phones all the time to
check what an alert sound means. They also offer mommy some reminders to be
more active, and they can give insightful health data.
- Shoppers, Keepers. Let’s give mommy the
opportunity to try new clothes and buy them if she likes them. It’s like going
to the mall in reverse, where the clothes come to your house. Clothing subscription services are styling
services where stylists try to match mommy with clothes that fit her style.
Hugs. Mommy can sleep better
if she uses a weighted blanket. These blankets are filled
with pellets and are heavy. It’s suggested that the feeling of weight is like
being hugged while you sleep, resulting in better sleep. It keeps you pretty
Unfortunately, you can’t give sleep as a gift
— but for brand-new parents, these presents are the next best thing. Whether
you’re buying for a family member, friend, or colleague, think beyond cute baby
gear and buy a gift that’s practical for the new parents, too. “Me time” may be
hard to come by when you have a new baby at home, but with these gifts, you can
make it a tiny bit easier.
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Article Contributed By: Emily from mightymoms.net
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