When you first welcome a newborn into the world, you are filled with joy and anticipation. The reality, however, is that there are sleepless nights and plenty of adjustments on the way. Now, these changes and this transition period should not put anyone off from celebrating Mother’s Day. In fact, this is the most important and most memorable Mother’s Day that a new mother will ever experience.
Now, if your baby is just a few days or weeks old, mum might be too exhausted to do much. It’s time for dad to step up and relieve her of her duties for the day. Let her sleep in as you tend to your gorgeous baby and make sure that she has no reason to get out of bed. Get a cup of coffee or tea ready for her and take it to her in bed. Prepare something delicious for breakfast and, once again, serve while she relaxes in bed. Yes, you’ll be on diaper duty but it’s all worth it when you see how much she appreciates the day off! Top it all off with a special Mother’s Day gift like a hamper or something special that she has had her eye on for quite some time. The gift will depend in her preferences as well as your budget.
If baby is a few months old, you might enjoy getting out of the house together. Start the day much in the same way and present mum with flowers, a gift or even a luxurious hamper. Take on as many of the baby and household duties as possible while she is getting ready. Take her out to a place she feels comfortable and where she is happy to go as a family. For example, if it’s windy, she might not want to go to the park. If it’s raining, you might prefer to stay home and snuggle. You will need to ask her and pay attention to the weather.
If your baby is almost a year old, you will have a fair amount of freedom to go out. She might feel more comfortable with the idea of enjoying lunch at a restaurant or you may have another family activity in mind. Remember, while you’re out together, you should do whatever you can to relieve her of any duties. You can take over the diaper changes and feedings if possible just to give her some time off and to allow you to improve your bond even more with your baby.
Remember that new mothers are often quite health conscious and need to take care when they are breastfeeding. Alcohol and caffeine are not recommended and she might also be avoiding such tempting treats as chocolate too. In this case, look for a healthy fruit hamper or bath and body type hamper so that she won’t have to worry about it having any effect on your little one. It’s also important to spoil her on this day. If you buy her a hamper filled with chocolates, she will normally share them with you. On the other hand, if you give her a hamper with lotions and bath products, you can be sure that she will enjoy it all by herself – which is exactly what you want!