One of the nicest things about shopping for gifts for expecting mothers is that the buyer has the option of purchasing items for the mom or for the new baby. Whether you choose maternity or infant pieces, look for items designed help the newly expanded family adjust to life with a newborn.
Help mom get the most from those last few precious weeks of sleep with a body pillow specifically designed for pregnant women. A shaped body pillow offers much needed support for a growing belly, and is a welcome addition to an expectant mom’s bed by the third trimester. A prenatal body pillow actually does double duty; once the baby is born, it takes a few weeks for a new mother’s abdominal muscles to heal. Mom will sleep in comfort with the extra support offered by the body pillow.
Preserve the beauty of pregnancy without the aches and pains that accompany the process. A belly cast kit is easy to use at home and makes a near exact replica of the expectant mom’s belly. Once the piece is cast, it can be left plain or decorated as desired, making it an ideal creative gift for pregnant women.
Ideal for soothing some of the worry that comes along with a new arrival, an Angelcare baby monitor comes with a movement sensor and an alarm. If baby lies too still for 20 seconds, the alarm goes off alerting the new parents. The monitor comes with a “tic” feature that makes a small ticking sound each time baby moves or breathes. One of the more unique gifts for expecting parents, this type of monitor allows everyone to sleep a little better each night.
It sounds simple, but providing the new little one with a supply of diapers will help the new family save both money and time. An ideal gift for expecting mothers who enjoy an eco-friendly lifestyle, a starter set of cloth diapers contains everything you need to begin diapering a newborn. The diapers are easy to use, washable and fully adjustable so they last for months of use.
There is a reason for the enduring popularity of the basic layette set. Designed to include everything a new baby will need for the first few weeks, a layette can get the new family off to a great start. Since babies can’t regulate their body temperature well for the first few weeks, a set of matching onesies, sleepers, hats and blankets is an ideal way to keep the new little one warm in style. A layette set offers both convenience and style making it one of the classic gifts for expectant mothers.
A custom baby book allows you to chronicle the new arrival, from the first precious ultrasound photo to maternity portraits and newborn candids. You can create the book online using photos of the new arrival, and customize everything from the text to the cover. Creating the book is easy; you’ll simply upload photos and add your own text, then choose from a variety of baby themed templates. Your finished book will be professionally printed and shipped to you in a few days.