Becoming a mum is a life-changing experience that can often feel like a rollercoaster with many ups and downs, especially as a first-time mum. Sometimes, it can be hard for friends and family to know how to support and celebrate them between the sleepless nights and feeding times. But there are some things that she will definitely appreciate as she navigates life as a new mum.
- Offer your time
Looking after a newborn means you often feel like there’s no time for yourself. A new mum will usually appreciate a visit and the generous offer of keeping an eye on the baby if they’re asleep, or a cuddle if they’re awake. This will give her a chance to catch up on her sleep by having a nap if she’s had a tough night, or the time to have a relaxing and rejuvenating shower or bath.
- Book a treat
The early period of adjusting to life as a new mum with a newborn can often feel overwhelming – especially for first-time mums. The chance to enjoy something for themselves as a treat would be a lovely way for them to relax and unwind. You could book a pamper for them, like a facial, manicure or massage. Or you could arrange some time for her to go out for a walk or enjoy a coffee catch-up with a friend while you look after the baby. An opportunity for her to enjoy some ‘me’ time, even if it’s just for an hour, will be very much appreciated by most new mothers.
- Treat her to a beautiful and unique gift
Time passes quickly with a newborn, but you could treat a new mum to a beautiful keepsake that will hold a memory close forever and remind her of the special period. Handprint and footprint jewellery is a stunning way to transform any baby’s handprint and footprint into a cherished silver keepsake. Our stunning handprint and footprint jewellery collection features necklaces, bracelets, charms and beads, cufflinks and keyrings. Many designs also include the option to add a message on the back, making it extra special. Alternatively, our ‘This Mummy Belongs To’ range, including a necklace and bracelet, are also lovely and popular gifts for new mothers.
- Get out for some fresh air together
Whether it’s a walk around the local park, or an outdoor coffee or lunch date, enjoying some fresh air is a wonderful way for new mums to clear their heads, especially if they’ve been suffering with sleepless nights. Suggesting a day and time to meet up and enjoy some fresh air and a catch-up is a lovely way to support a new mum and to gently check that she’s OK and not feeling too overwhelmed.
- Offer to spruce up the house
Something as simple as offering to unload and re-load the dishwasher or giving the house a bit of a tidy can make a world of difference to new mothers. Adjusting to life with a newborn can take some getting used to, but offering a helping hand with some easy household chores will always be hugely appreciated. You could even batch-cook some meals that she can put in the fridge or freeze them for a later date.
- Pick up some essentials
Offering to pick up the shopping, or just some household essentials, is a great way to support a new mum. You could also treat her to some of her favourite snacks or treats, especially if she’s feeling tired from those early sleepless nights. Small gestures like a bunch of flowers or favourite chocolates are always lovely too.
- Create a beautiful memory together with a handprint kit
If you’re looking for a lovely way to create a special memory together, our handprint and footprint kits, like our starter pack, are a great way to do this. It’s a gorgeous memento of those tiny and totally adorable baby hands and feet. The pack makes a lovely gift on its own, but you can also then take those prints and turn them into a gift at a later date, as the prints will be suitable for any of our jewellery designs – all we will need is a photograph of the print you would like to use.
You can create approximately eight baby-sized prints with one single wipe and card). The kit comes with:
1 x luxury Hand on Heart two-part presentation gift box.
2 x magic handprint/footprint wipes.
2 x pieces of magic card.
Full instructions on how to take the perfect prints.
There are many beautiful options to choose from in our handprint and footprint range, including necklaces, bracelets, charms and beads, cufflinks and keyrings. These kits are also the perfect way to take prints for a baby book, a memory box, or even as a decoration in a frame as a reminder of how tiny they once were, making a lovely all-round present for a new mum.