There is nothing more delightful than welcoming a new baby into the world. From those first few weeks of sleepy newborn snuggles to the months of new firsts and then onto the bigger world of walking and talking and talking and talking… haha… it truly is an exciting time for all involved. As much as it’s fun to celebrate the new baby, it is also a great time to shower the new mom with love.
Whether its her first, second or fifth baby, each and every time is worth celebrating as it truly is a big accomplishment. No matter the number of previous babies there is a lot of hard work put in by the mom to get to the final stage, labor, which alone is a lot of work. While those on the outside might not see it directly and some pregnancies might seem flawless there are still plenty of nights spent praying over reaching a certain milestone, nights tossing and turning, hours spent with Dr. Google over the simplest symptoms, hours spent at the Doctors/midwives and blood labs, hours spent ensuring one is eating a well balanced diet and getting plenty of exercise, balanced with rest and of course hours spent shopping for teeny tiny clothes and all of the safest gear for ones new arrival. It can be a really stressful time, no matter how complicated or uncomplicated the journey is, which is why all moms, deserve to be showered.
I was recently introduced to a local Vancouver company, Basic Baby Co, that makes showering a mom (and dad of course) as easy as the click of your mouse! I know we’ve all been there, walked into a store, printed off the registry for a friend or family member and had dozens of pages spill out of the machine. Not only does it leave the purchaser feeling over whelmed but I can almost guarantee the parents to be were equally as overwhelmed, especially if they are first time parents. The stores are filled with just so much stuff it’s hard to figure out what is an absolute necessity, what is an all the rage gimmick and what is just useless, I’m sorry wipe warmer, I’m looking at you!
A mother – daughter owned company, Basic Baby Co has a wide selection of pre assembled gift bundles for showering new parents. From nursing bundles, bath time bundles to a deluxe option it has a bundle for everyone and every price point. These bundles are carefully crafted, selecting products from the best brands and only including items that are truly needed to make ones new parenting life easier. They even have the option to build your own bundle, picking from a selection of their pre picked brands and products you can put together the perfect gift for your loved one.
My favourite bundle is the Nursing Bundle, it includes a selection of items that are often overlooked when it comes to showering a new mom. While nursing is a personal and sometimes controversial subject, having a selection of products on hand to help the new mom adjust can lead to an easier transition for both baby and her. The bundle includes items like burp pads, milk tea, nipple cream, all items that might not seem like a lot but can make a world of a difference. With the option to add on a nursing cover, in my books it makes it the perfect go to shower gift. Just pop in some chocolate for mom to snack on while nursing and you’re good to go!
You can follow and shop for all your baby shower essentials with our friends from Basic Baby Co here: