Are you going to visit a new baby and their parents?
When a baby arrives in a family, visitors are always keen to meet them and shower them with love! Whilst this is always appreciated by the new parents, there are other things too that they may be incredibly grateful for. Here is a list of suggestions for what new parents REALLY need when you visit them and their new bundle of joy!
Parents with a new baby are often so busy caring for them and trying to fit in sleep that looking after themselves goes down the list. Rather than being the visitor who sits on the sofa cuddling the baby whilst mum is making tea, why not make the tea and do the washing up whilst the kettle boils? Or, ask if there is anything you can pick up from the shops on your way? Perhaps that pack of nappies or a loaf of bread will save the day.
Other ideas: Put the laundry on to wash or dry, or fold it up. Cook up a bolognese for their dinner or even bring along a ready prepared meal, plus an extra portion for the freezer. Sweep the kitchen. Take the rubbish out as you leave.
Sleep is so often in short supply when you’re a new parent! Don’t be surprised if a mum is still in pyjamas when you visit and dad doesn’t know what time of day it is! Something you could offer to do is sit with the baby, giving them a cuddle, so parents can have a nap. This way the parents can be guaranteed an hour or two of uninterrupted sleep – they may even wake to find a meal prepared and the floor mopped!
A listening ear
Bringing a baby into the world can take a lot of hard work and may have been a stressful experience for the parents. Talking about this experience may be something that the parents want to do. However, some birth experiences can be difficult to talk about so approach this with sensitivity and without judgement.
It’s not just about the baby!
A new baby is a wonderful thing and parents will often tell anyone who will listen all about them, down to the latest nappy contents! However, don’t forget that parents are still themselves too. Maybe offer to talk about something other than the baby! We stock expectant mum and new mum hamper’s in FairKind Child. These hampers are perfect for pampering – we have various to offer and products include a handmade cotton scarf, magnesium flakes or magnesium spray, Pukka Motherkind Pregnancy tea and Pukka Motherkind Baby tea, and Rio Rosa Mosqueta skincare Rosehip Discovery set!
Feeding your newborn baby is a frequent task. If the baby is having a feed whilst you are there a great way to help is to offer to get a drink and snacks for whoever is doing the feed, as they may be sat for a while. Some Pukka MotherKind tea and vegan nougat pralines from FairKind Child might hit the spot perfectly!
So there you have some tips… After you have bought a beautiful Organic cotton baby vest and crocheted octopus at Fair Kind Child, go grab your pan of soup and take that along to meet the new baby and exhausted parents!
Here are some perfect gifts for a newborn baby and their parents you will find online and in-store at FairKind Child
- Comforters and rattles
- Baby gift set and many more in our shop
- New mum hampers, only in our shop at the moment
- Locally handmade baby vests, only in our shop at the moment
- Greeting cards