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MEET Chelsea

Being a new Mom is an experience unlike any other. It’s both challenging and rewarding, and it requires a lot of patience, hard work, and, a lot of help. So, if you have a new mother in your life, why not show her some love by giving her a gift that she will actually appreciate? Here are 10 gifts a new mom will actually love! If you’re expecting, or are a new Mom, send this to your people!

A Spa Day

New motherhood can be exhausting, especially after the marathon that is giving birth. So why not treat her to a day at the spa? A relaxing massage, facial, or pedicure can work wonders for a stressed-out new mom. Purchase a gift certificate for a spa day and let her choose the treatments that she wants.

Homemade & Nourishing Meals

New mothers, especially in the first couple of weeks, should not be up and about cooking. They should be recovering and soaking in that new baby. However, it is crucial that they have nourishing meals to help them recover from childbirth and to keep up their energy levels. Offering to cook or deliver meals to her doorstep can be such an appreciated gesture. Consider making healthy soups, stews, casseroles, and freezer meals that can be easily reheated.

A Comfortable & Cute Lounge Set

Comfort is key for new moms, so why not gift her with a cute and comfortable lounge set? Look for soft and stretchy fabrics that can accommodate her changing body, and choose a style that she can wear both at home and outside. She’ll want to feel put together but also comfortable in those first few weeks. And if she is breastfeeding, make sure the top is nursing friendly! Here are a few options:

Skin & Body Care Products

New mothers might be too busy to pamper themselves, but they still deserve to feel refreshed and rejuvenated. Splurge on some high-quality skincare and body care products, such as bath salts, lotions, oils, and face masks, that are gentle enough for her postpartum skin. That way, in the morning and the evening, she can have her own little bit of self-care and bring the spa experience home to her.

Lalabu Baby Carrier

A baby carrier is a must-have for any new mother, and the Lalabu Baby Carrier is one of the best. It’s comfortable, easy to use, and comes in a variety of colors. It’s one of my favorites!

A Professional Photo Membership

Perhaps my favorite of the 10 gifts a new mom will actually love, but I’m a bit biased. New mothers love taking photos of their babies, but they may not have the time or the skills to capture the perfect shot. Gift her with a professional photo membership, so she can have beautiful photos taken of her baby throughout his or her first year. This is a gift that will be cherished for generations, and she will never forget it.

Here at Chelsea Sliwa Photographer we offer a Membership experience that includes four full sessions — great for maternity, newborn, 6-9 mo and one year sessions. We go all out to pamper out Mom’s. We provide hair and makeup, wardrobe, and custom family heirloom design. Everything is taken care of for her so all she has to do is love on her sweet new baby. To read more about the Perks of booking a Membership, check out this blog post. Or you can Contact me to book her sessions.

A Baby’s First Year Photo Album

A baby’s first year is full of milestones and memories, and a photo album is the perfect way to preserve them. Look for a high-quality album that can hold a large number of photos and has enough space for notes, captions, and mementos. Or, hire a photographer who can provide the service of designing an heirloom quality album for her. Here at Chelsea Sliwa Photography, we take care of this for our Mom’s. Contact me to get her heirlooms started.

A Personalized Necklace or Bracelet

A personalized piece of jewelry is a thoughtful way to celebrate a new mother’s journey. Consider a necklace or bracelet that has the baby’s name or birthstone, or a charm that represents her aspirations as a mother.

A Personalized Swaddle

Swaddling is an essential part of newborn care, but not all swaddles are created equal. Invest in a personalized swaddle that is both soft and functional, and features a unique design or pattern that reflects the baby’s personality. I love this shop, who made a swaddle for my youngest baby boy.

Wireless Breast Pumps

If the new Mom is nursing and hoping to establish a freezer milk stash, wireless breast pumps will be a game changer for her. These can be a bit on the pricey side, but they are worth every penny. This gift will allow her to provide milk for her new baby without being “chained” to a plug. She can be on the go and pump at the same time. Willow and Elvie are two of the more common options.

In conclusion, being a new mother is a challenging but rewarding experience, and every new mom deserves some love and appreciation. Whether it’s a spa day, homemade meals, a professional photo membership, or a baby’s first year photo album, any of these gifts are sure to make her feel special. So, go ahead and surprise the new mother in your life with one of these 10 gifts a new mom will actually love.

Chelsea Sliwa Photography is a family photographer in Denver serving Denver, Fort Collins, Boulder, Colorado Springs and it’s surrounding areas and specializes in a full service photography experience starting with session planning and wardrobe, professional hair and makeup and creating heirloom quality albums and frames for her families to enjoy in their home. Chelsea Sliwa photographer provides Denver maternity photography as well as Denver newborn photography.

Book your free consultation call here to see if CSP fits into your photo session vision.

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