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Old 11-19-2009, 10:12 PM
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Rec's for new mom goodie bag??

Okay, so my best friend (who is like a sister to me since I am an only) is about to have her first baby. We've had the shower so she's gotten the cute baby stuff, but I wanted to do a gift box for her for stuff a new mom needs, but you might have no idea about the 1st time around. She moved to another city and I know a lot of her girlfriends up there don't have babies, so I don't know if she has a ton of people that can give her good advice.

I picked up an udder cover when a member posted about their free coupon, but are there other little items you think a new mom needs that she wouldn't necessarily know about the 1st time around or would have gotten at standard showers?

Thanks for any help/advice....she has been trying for awhile, with a miscarriage along the way, so I know she is getting more anxious/nervous as her due date gets closer, so I would love to get her anything that would make her feel more prepared and at ease. I know you girls know a lot, so I'm sure you've got great advice, I would really appreciate it!!
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Old 11-19-2009, 11:02 PM
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Congratulations to your friend!! I hope everything goes smoothly for her. You're a great friend for thinking of her.

onesies, onesies, and more onesies!

i'd probably put together a little basket with shampoo, lotion, etc. The little nail-care packets are always a good thing to give too. Every nursing mom could use lansinoh too, and some nursing pads. The udder cover is a great idea. I also loved my sling/maya wrap. I used that and my baby bjorn to death! E still gets in the baby bjorn!

I also put a gift card in there so she can use it for whatever she needs, even if it's diapers! Another tip is to give the new mommy either her favorite treat or a gift card for her to treat herself too; moms are almost always forgotten once the baby comes.
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I don't know if she has it already but the book "what to expect in the first year" is a good thing to have around!

I agree with the nursing pads. IMO Lansinoh brand are the best, I tried tons of others that leaked, and were chunky under my bra, and lansinoh were amazing in comparison!

Maybe some relaxing lotion/candle in her favorite scent? Or even bubble bath/etc. I loved getting to sneak away to the bath/shower for a few minutes of relax time.

I also loved my baby sling, mine wasn't adjustable though, so you have to know the right size, but the mayan slings are adjustable and my best friend loves hers!

I also had a fussy baby this time around, and needed gas relief drops, and also ended up getting "Gripe Water" from a friend, and that seemed to help him when he had an upset tummy.
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Old 11-20-2009, 09:20 AM
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I was absolutely in love with my Ergo Baby carrier. I found it to be more comfortable than the Bjorn because it brings the weight down to the hips. DD wouldn't tolerate a sling for very long, but sat in the Ergo until about a year old when she decided she didn't want to face me anymore. Many kids are in the Ergo for much longer and it can be worn on the back as well. They are a little pricey, but completely worth it IMO. I think Beco Butterfly is a similar style, but with more fabric choices and a little more $$$.

Other than that, bath products are great as I found that my shower was one of the few times each day that I got to myself. Also, maybe some yummy nutritious snacks that she can munch on while nursing, etc. I would send DH to Trader Joe's to stock up on nuts, trail mix and dried fruit during the early weeks. I would be so hungry, but no time to prepare anything to eat.

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Old 11-20-2009, 05:16 PM
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Thanks guys, you definitely gave me some awesome ideas!! Now off to search where I can get all the stuff, she's due in just a few weeks so need to get on it!!
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Old 11-20-2009, 05:21 PM
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This is random but a lot of mamas I know buy a pack of those gerber cloth diapers just to use for everything. Burping, lining the changer, etc. So that might be neat. Also a boppy might be good too.
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Old 11-20-2009, 05:23 PM
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I am not a momma obvious......well maybe my fur baby epi

anyway I always get this for new moms and they love it !

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