21 Gifts New Moms Didn’t Know They Needed

Mommy Must-Haves

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The best gift you can give is love and support, but a thoughtful gift can go a long way in those first few bleary-eyed weeks.

The newborn days are a blur, but a tracker can help you remember feeding and sleeping cycles without making you question your sanity.

Not because she’ll actually be going jogging while in the newborn phase, but non-jogging strollers are so bulky and hard to steer sometimes they feel like you’re pushing a VW Bus.

With a new baby in the house, the last thing parents need to think about is what to cook for dinner. So let the folks at HelloFresh worry about the shopping and recipes, and have this meal kit delivered with all the pre-portioned ingredients ready to go. Another perk: Dinner will only take 30 minutes to cook, so it can easily be done while the little one naps.

Sweats; because if someone sees your postpartum paunch and asks when you’re due you’ll go to prison for murder, and that’s bad.

For the early days when eating hot food and holding babies don’t mix.

This toy holding pouch unpacks into a play mat, perfect for tummy time.

The last thing sleep-deprived parents want to do in their spare time is clean the house. So hire a cleaning professional from the Handy.com to come tidy up around the house. They’ll even do the laundry! Plus the app makes it really simple to schedule someone as early as the next day.

Poor nursing or feeding posture, awkward sleep patterns, and the physical strain of lifting and carrying an infant leaves many new parents with aches and pains. A sturdy foam roller, especially with a partner’s help, can break up sore and stiff muscles and ease some of the discomfort.

Keep new parents, and new babies, asleep through background noise with this gentle white noise machine.

Keep irritability and hanger at bay by staying hydrated; especially important for refueling in the night if you’re nursing.

Lack of sleep isn’t doing any new parents any favors, but this eye cream helps soothe puffed undereye skin, making it easier to stay awake and soak up beautiful moments.

Your photo game may be on point, but what parent of a newborn has time to have photos developed? Keep visitor’s paws off your phones and cameras with this digital frame; you can load photos onto it using an easy to operate app.

Labor is physically demanding and can involve strains to joints and muscles; a comfortable cushion can help heal and relax those injuries.

Both mom and baby go through huge hormonal changes after delivery. One side effect can be limp, greasy hair, and breakouts; keep both at bay with these skin-clearing wipes.

Embrace the soft comfortable fluff of these slippers and put your feet up for a good cuddle.

If your newborn enjoys tummy time, you need clean floors. Keep them spotless enough to eat off of without running a loud upright vacuum and ruining naptime.

Freeze meals ahead with these easy to clean and store glass containers; perfect for reheating dinner on days nobody wants to cook.

Set kids up for a lifetime of loving books by reading to them early and often. These rhyming Dr Seuss books help them learn the pattern of language and make it a fun and easy way for new parents to bond.

Treat dry itchy skin and stretch marks with this oil-free moisturizer and sunscreen.

Let neighbors, well-wishers, and the UPS guy know; your silence is appreciated, please no knocking!

New parents love the peace of mind that a video monitor brings, and this 3.5″ LCD screen video monitor offers temperature monitoring, a two way talk system, night vision mode, and the option to pair multiple receivers to a display, perfect for parents who have to keep up with multiple kids and pets.

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