First-time moms tend to see the world in baby-colored glasses. They concentrate on what their baby needs, and often forget that they need things like comfort and relaxation, too. So, if you are shopping for a new mom, there are some thoughtful holiday gifts first-time moms really want this year without even knowing it. (Which means you're going to get major brownie points and really surprise your favorite new mom.)
Because moms are just naturally selfless creatures, they will sacrifice all their sleep, comfort, and self-care for their babies, which is where an awesome gift could really help. So, what does a first-time mom really want? Along with a good night’s sleep, she probably just wants to feel like herself again, which means feeling normal and in control, despite her greasy hair and the spit-up on her shirt. It can take a long time for a new mom to feel like she's "back to normal" and the more support (and smell-good lotions she has), the easier it is.
So whether it’s a pair of comfy shoes or a baby swing that will give her a few moments of peace to take a shower or nap, here are some great gifts for first-time mamas that they will definitely appreciate.