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After seeing her post on social media about giving birth, you have said your congratulations. That photo of a newborn is awe-inspiring. Your friend has taken a leap to a new stage of womanhood, motherhood. Now, what? As a friend, it is your responsibility to celebrate her new endeavour. Give your utmost aid on the new challenge and domain she is facing. There are a lot of ways you can do to show your support, and a cute onesie isn’t one of them.
Nine months of pregnancy is no joke. Your friend has been though a lot, from mental to physical changes from conceiving the baby. And now, she needs to take care of a tender little human. Her undertaking is not over, in fact, it is only beginning. You can only imagine how much she is overwhelmed. Now is the right time to step up your game and be present in this moment of her life. The likes and hearts you give her on Facebook are not enough, but probably a token, an action or a gift can alleviate some of her stress.
Here are some things you can do and some items you can give to your new mum friend.
According to a USDA report, an average family spend around $12,000 on the first year of life of a baby. That is a lot of money to spend on just one person in a short span of time. They will be using around 2,500 disposable nappies at the same time. That is why it is only practical to bring some baby essentials. A new parent can never have too much baby essentials. Baby essentials are things like:
- Baby Toiletries
- Bouncy Chair
- Baby Monitor
- Breast Pump
- Changing Bag/Pad
- Baby Clothes
- Basket to store and organise everything
Your friend has done well for bringing a new life to this world and she definitely deserves a break. Take her out for a much needed spa day. She needs some time off to relax and unwind. Remind her that she needs to take good take care of herself if she wants to be the best mother she wants to be. If it is impossible for her to go out as no one will look after her baby, you can babysit for her, or go with her and hold the baby for her. Give her a gift card so that she can enjoy a day all for herself.
Delicious and Healthy Food
Babies are demanding little people. They do not care if you find them noisy or interrupt sleep. They do what they please them. That is simply how babies work. The first few months of a baby’s life are the months where parents, especially the mothers are sleepless. Not only are they sleep deprived but they still have to take care of the baby and the house. You know house chores are tiring, so imagine what your friend is feeling when all these responsibilities are on her shoulders simultaneously.
Take one responsibility out of her hands by cooking. Preparing a meal means spending some time in the kitchen, which can be quite hard when you have a newborn baby. Ring their door bell and surprise them with a sumptuous healthy meal. Not only did you help them not get super tired, but you made them a little bit more healthy.
Help with Chores
All of their time is focused on the baby. Your friend probably has spent most of her days in the nursery room tending to the little boss and taking naps whenever she can. Her house probably needs to be dusted, and laundry and dishes done. Give her a break by tending to her household chores. You will look like an angel in disguise when she sees you dusting that furniture, sweeping the floor, running the laundry and doing the dishes. That will relieve so much stress from her.