New Parent Gift Ideas
Sleeping when you are tired, going out to the movies, or even
indulging in a quiet romantic dinner with your spouse are only
a few things that happen a lot less frequently after a baby is
in the picture!
mom-to-be experiences is often more prepared for changes from
the onset of pregnancy, the new dad is often blind-sided by all
the tumult that can occur when a new baby arrives.
Although there is a tremendous amount of joy that a baby may bring
to a couple, there are other emotions that come along for the
ride. It is important to watch for symptoms of the "the baby
blues", so that it is caught early on and doesn't get
out of control.
where friends and loved ones come in!
Lend a hand
by paying attention to their needs, and making sure to help them
whenever you can. Maybe you are on a tight budget, don't want
to intrude, or don't know the best time to call or stop by. These
are all valid concerns, but they should not hinder a kind offer
some gift ideas that might be especially thoughtful for helping
new parents make the sometimes shaky transition to full-time parenthood:
Feast - Ask them for they're eight favorite meal choices,
whether they be home cooked or fast food, and whether they have
any food allergies. Once you have the list, find friends that
want to collaborate with you to provide the new parents with
two months of Friday night dinners. Make sure to bring along
plastic dishes, cups, and utensils. A free dinner is so much
more enjoyable when it comes with a clean sink!
- It might be that you don't know what this couple might enjoy
doing out of the home, but you know they need some time from
bottle feeding and diaper changing. Talk to the new parents
and decide when it would be good for you to come over for a
few hours and take care of the baby while they do whatever their
hearts desire. Knowing their little one is safe makes it that
much easier to relax.
Them a Night Out on the Town - Are the new parents movie buffs? Give
them a theater pass or gift certificate for ten movie tickets.
Have they longed to see a musical or a play? Are they into sports
and would really love to see a particular home game? If money
is no object, foot the bill yourself - or arrange to have other
friends or loved ones chip in together.
Cleaning - Maybe you are a cleaning wiz! I don't know of
any new mom or dad that wouldn't appreciate help with the housework
as they attend to a brand new infant. Offer to do a chore a
week for one month. Let the chore be their choosing or yours.
Either way it is one less thing for new parents to fret about
as they care for their brand new precious bundle.
new parent gift ideas around the Web:
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