Self-care is a whole new concept in the first few months of motherhood. Pedicures and long spa days are probably off the menu for at least a few weeks. Instead, small luxuries and time-savers can be used to pamper yourself during those sleep-deprived days. These thoughtful gifts are perfect for new moms. They range from diaper subscriptions, developmental toys and fancy hand soap to a glimmering of her prebaby beauty regimen.
Coterie Diaper Subscription
It would be a great relief for new moms who are juggling schedules of feeding and naps, as well as trying to find time for themselves. Coterie’s diaper subscription does just that. Diapers are made with 25% plant-based fibers from sustainably-managed forests. They feel soft and do not contain the harmful chemicals that can be found in conventional diapers. Changes to orders can be made via SMS, including moving an item up or down or changing the size.
Lovevery toy Subscription
Every mom group, baby class and expert has their take on ‘must buy’ baby toys. It is even more stressful to read online reviews about the best toys for development. Lovevery’s monthly toy subscriptions automate this whole process, allowing moms of babies up to two years to receive regular boxes of non-plastic, Montessori-inspired and pediatrician-approved toys. The Sensor box comes with a grippable and magic tissue when baby is 5-6 months. The Inspector box comes with nesting cups, a wood ball set, and a ball dropbox when they reach seven-eight month.
MamaRoo® Multi-motion Baby Swing
In the end, moms who are new to motherhood will need to or want to spend time at their computer in order to return to work, order more supplies for baby or work longer than 5 minutes. The mamaRoo multi-motion baby swing combines five different motions, speeds and sounds for the best fit of your child as they grow. Although there are some tech-focused features such as Amazon Alexa voice control and Bluetooth compatibility, these are really the icing. By putting baby in the mamaRoo to soothe hands-free, mom can take a break.
SkinCeuticals CE Ferulic
Many effective skincare procedures and products are not recommended during pregnancy or breastfeeding. These include retinoids (vitamin A), Botox (botulinum toxin), salicylic acid and filler. Topical antioxidants are a key part of any skincare regimen, even the simplest. They’re safe to use during pregnancy and breastfeeding. According to San Francisco cosmetic dermatologist Dr. Caren Campbell MD, “CEF is my antioxidant of choice to protect our skin against oxidative stressors like UV rays and pollution. The good news for new moms and mothers-to-be is that it’s safe during pregnancy and breastfeeding and helps with pregnancy-related pigment issues like melasma by making your sunscreen work better.
Soeder Luxury Hand Soap
It is hard to imagine a more beautiful and sustainable hand soap created than by the Zurich collective Soeder. If mom is too busy to clean bottles, tell everyone to wash hands or take a minute for herself, she can indulge in some delicious-smelling, fancy hand soap.
Printing Photographs of Mom with Baby
Your favorite new mom is tired, her body’s feeling things it’s never felt before, she’s learning to juggle and it’s quite possible that one of the few things that is making her feel great right now is delighting in pictures of her new family. These printed photographs become precious mementos. Artifact Uprising allows you to easily and affordably upload your images, customize frames and create a stunning gift. Professionally printed photos from a photographer of choice may be the ideal solution. LA-based family and wedding photographer Tida Svy shares that, “As a new mom, everything is a blur with each new day blending into the next. I can really remember every moment by taking the time to have photos taken. Looking back at photos of me and my baby through each stage in our lives makes me feel beautiful and strong amidst hectic daily life.”
Heat Healer Infrared Sauna Blanket
If you can help mom find a spare 30 minutes in her day, Heat Healer’s infrared sauna blanket can be the perfect at-home mini spa. Made with only non-toxic materials and comprised of 96 jade and tourmaline stones to distribute heat throughout the blanket while blocking EMF, it’s a self-care wonder. If she uses headphones with her favorite meditation, the sauna blanket can be a great way to refresh herself in the bedroom, living room, or patio.
Nurture, a Perfume for Moms
Designed by mothers for mothers as a ‘gentle reminder to take care of yourself while taking care of your little one,” Abel’s new Nurture fragrance, designed in collaboration with cool-kid approved Dutch children’s clothing brand Gray Label, is a natural fragrance created with low-allergen, therapeutic ingredients. Orange blossom notes energize and rose soothe, ginger helps with nausea, and sandalwood grounding. All ingredients are safe to use by moms during pregnancy, postpartum and while breastfeeding.