Small but Mighty Gifts New Moms Can Give Themselves
New moms don’t have much time (or energy!) to take care of themselves. But sometimes little uplifters can make all the difference between feeling empowered and feeling flat-out. Give yourself the gifts of kindness, compassion, and love with small things that can soothe hot-mess mornings, give you back time, and provide moments of joy and calm in the busiest of days.
Tide to Go Instant Stain Remover Pens
There can be lots of “oops” moments as a new mom. Like when you’re nursing and eating at the same time, and drop a spoonful of soup on your shirt or your favorite pants. These Tide pens are super handy for the messy moments, so stash some in your bag and your car.
When you’ve got your babe on the boob and so many things on the mind, the last thing you need is to lose your keys. Tile to the rescue! You can also download Tile’s app to connect it to your smartphone, in case your smartphone wanders away. (Pro tip: Just make sure you only lose one item at a time!)
Hair Dance Dry Shampoo
Feel fine skipping showers when you’re a new mom, because you can still rock a bun with clean-ish hair if you use our favorite dry shampoo. A pro-mom tip.
Starbucks Gift Card
The next best thing to a Starbucks I.V. drip is a gift card. Get yourself that latte or maybe even a Trenta latte for those days. Download the Starbucks mobile app and connect the card to take advantage of mobile ordering—it will save you time (and from having to talk to anyone!) when you just don’t want one more thing to do.
Colgate Wisp Disposable Mini Toothbrush
We know (hope?) you have a toothbrush. But sometimes the bathroom can feel far away. Or maybe you’re rushing to get out the door for daycare drop-off and didn’t realize you hadn’t brushed until...you tasted it. Whatever the case, just tuck a few of these Colgate Wisps in your bag for an easy way to get that just-brushed feel anytime you need it. Because you are the clean efficiency queen.
Ursa Major Face Wipes
When you want an easy way to feel clean, or even just refreshed, these multitasking face wipes are the ticket. Orange and lavender-scented bamboo wipes combine cleansing, exfoliating, and hydrating all in one simple packet...minus any petrochemicals, parabens, or synthetic fragrances.
When you’re a sleep-deprived new mom, the last thing you need to be thinking about is your car. Ask your bestie or your mom to take your car in and get it detailed for you. This will ensure you have a clean space to relax in when your babe falls asleep in their car seat. Pro tip: Stock up on your favorite podcasts or keep a book you’ve been wanting to read in the glove box. You can find your moment of zen anywhere!
Delivery From Your Favorite Spots
Moms have a lot on their plates—including figuring out what goes on everyone else’s plate. So now’s the time to embrace the ease of take-out and delivery. You might have a freezer stocked full of meals or you might not. But skip the what’s-for-dinner stress altogether and indulge in your favorite restaurants or explore new foods from new places. If you’re ordering often and looking to stick with healthier choices, think lots of veggies plus a lean protein to keep you powered.
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