Ever heard someone say “Call me if there’s anything I can do”? I’m sure they meant it, but who actually calls and says “Can you come over and remove the lice from my older child’s curly hair while I breastfeed twins and yeah… we’re out of bread”.
The better way is to offer specific ways you would gladly help, or offer a few gift ideas that everyone could chip in for that will be really appreciated, and let her choose. Then, keep on texting, calling, and offering till she accepts.
For mum as much as the baby. Organise a night nurse or an offer to rock the baby to sleep to give mum a break.
People have quite set ideas about what they want for their first child – only organic, only pastels, no plastic, no screens, their decor, etc. If you can get an idea of what they want, it’s so much better to give a gift they’ll really appreciate.
NOT DRUMS! Ideally, something that will keep them busy without the mum helping.
Ask how she is doing. Keep doing this after the excitement of the first few weeks.
For the rest of the family or for mum or for baby’s first food is a godsend.
If you’re not the best friend, give them an eGift Card…
It could be as simple as a text message telling her she’s an awesome mum.
It might be as simple as hanging out the washing or dropping off a few groceries on the way past.
A gift card to get a massage or facial is a great excuse for some 'me' time. Offer to look after the baby for an hour while she relaxes.
She will have received so many pairs of booties and gifts for the baby, so think about something you could bring for her instead. A gorgeous robe and pyjama set is practical but will make her feel special.
Give one great baby gift
Say congratulations with a thoughtful card and gift from everyone. Chip in with friends or colleagues and give one great maternity gift she’ll really appreciate.
Life’s busy. That’s why we’re here to make it easy for you to collect money from a group and spend how you want. Less wasted time, less packaging waste, and spending a little less but giving a lot better!