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Becoming a new mom can be hard work. If you read our weekly Momhood columns, you’d know it even if you don’t have a kid of your own yet. Sure, it’s fun to spoil and play with your friends’ or relatives’ babies, but it’s also important to help out the ones taking care of them.
This Christmas, make the moms’ lives a bit easier with items they can use for themselves and for their little ones. If you’re having trouble deciding on what to give, shop our suggestions below.
Baby wearing is a beneficial way to carry your baby because using strollers can leave a large ecological footprint. The best way is to use a sturdy fabric carrier like this QB Ring Sling. It comes with a pair of non-welded aluminum rings which can be adjusted depending on the baby’s age (suitable for ages zero to three years old), size, and weight. This also allows moms to go hands-free and be able to do chores without losing sight of their baby. Available on Baby Mama.
A bag is essential for any mom to easily carry all the necessities like baby bottles, diapers, and clothes. Give them this one from Baby Company which comes in a versatile brown color and has enough compartments for the items mentioned. It also has an insulated pocket to keep the baby’s milk warm. Available at Power Plant Mall.
It’s important for every mom to treat their sore nipples caused by “the baby not being positioned, latched on or removed from the breast correctly.” The best way to do this is to use an ointment that won’t be hazardous for the baby. Give the new mom Palmer’s Nursing Butter, which is formulated with cocoa butter and pro-vitamin B5 to soothe and repair cracked nipples. You can also gift this to soon-to-be moms so they can prep for breastfeeding. Available at Rustan’s The Beauty Source.
Speaking of breastfeeding, a nursing bra is also a good practical gift for moms who are always on the go. This makes it easier for moms to feed their babies, be it in public or in the car, without having to unhook their whole bra. It has an easy-access flap in the front that they can remove when needed. Available online.
A lot of moms want to record their babies’ milestones. Help them out by giving them a scrapbook they can write on and customize with photos and other accessories. It also has a small frame on the cover where they can put their baby’s cute portrait. Available at Glorietta 2.
Give your mom friends a chance to relax with a trip to a spa. One gift certificate entitles the bearer to a classic massage, with the choice of shiatsu, deep tissue, combination, or Swedish. That way, they won’t feel too stressed while juggling with caring for the baby and other errands. Available online.
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