New Mama Care Package

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by Alison on May 21, 2014

Since becoming a mom I’ve stopped giving other moms-to-be adorable and useless baby gifts and shifted towards the products I’ve found life-saving during the new parent days. I recently assembled a few of my must haves into a little gift basket for a friend about to give birth.

Here are some of the items I can’t live without for my babe:

  1. Ergobaby Carrier – the comfiest baby carrier I’ve tried!
  2. Wubba Nub – the genius little toy attached helps baby keep the soothie close at hand.
  3. Live Clean Baby Tearless Shampoo & Wash – a natural baby bodywash that smells like a sweet baby’s head.
  4. Aiden & Anais Muslin Wraps – super soft, multi-purpose wraps I’ve used to cuddle baby or cover a stroller.
  5. Milkmade tea – drink to help the milk flow.
  6. D Drops -An easy drop to give baby their daily dose of vitamin D.
  7. Shoosha Nipple Cream – use this from the very first day!
  8. Huggies Travel Wipes – keep one of these containers in every bag you own.
  9. Kids 0-9 Colic – a homeopathic solution that helped stop the tears!
  10. Sudocrem – quickly cures diaper rash.

New Mama Care Package

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Psst….GIVEAWAY: Well.ca is going to give away all 10 of my new mom must-haves to one lucky winner! This prize is worth $270! To enter please leave a comment below on the best item you’ve ever given, received or bookmarked for a new baby AND follow @GiveGoodGift on Facebook or Twitter (leave your username in your comment). Receive a second entry for sharing and tagging @GiveGoodGift on Twitter or Facebook (if you are set to private email a screen capture of your share to giftie AT givegoodgift DOT ca). One winner will be selected at random on Wednesday June 4, 2014. CONTEST CLOSED winner = Rachel

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Rachel Hines May 21, 2014 at 4:15 pm

The best gift I’ve received for my baby has to be The Baby Shusher. My little one is very fussy, and before receiving the Shusher, my husband and I would shush so much and so hard that our lips became chapped. It’s been a lifesaver on longer road trips, and getting our babe to settle down and (finally) nap! @rachelofcourse

Marissa Glen May 21, 2014 at 4:42 pm

My most used item I received were my Muslin Blankets.

SAMANTHA DIAMOND May 21, 2014 at 6:19 pm

Best gift I received was a homemade frozen apple pie two weeks after I delivered. I promptly baked and ate the entire thing for lunch and dinner. Best gifts for the first two months are home cooked meals delivered to your doorstep :) @samanthadiamond

NEWTS May 21, 2014 at 6:59 pm

amazing – i must make one for this weekend!
so where to go to get it all in one fell swoop?
also – business idea?
NEWTS

Liane Barretto May 21, 2014 at 8:04 pm

Definitely the Angel Dear blankies – they have them in every animal you could possibly want. My 3 year old has the giraffe and my 9 month old has the dalmation (and we have extra back ups of both!). They won’t go to sleep without them!

Amanda Buchanan May 23, 2014 at 12:56 am

Besides honest advice from my mama friends (which is priceless) I’d say the best gift we received were the muslin blankets. We used them at the hospital the day she was born and every day since – for swaddling, shading baby from the sun, wiping up spit up messes, and using them to sit on in the park. They are so light so they are easy to take everywhere, and they wash so well. I’ve given them as gifts twice now!

Jessica from EverydayShine May 23, 2014 at 1:05 pm

Love the blog! The best baby gift I was ever given were baby photos taken 10 days after my boy was born by a photographer friend. In the haze of the early days after having baby, it was amazing that she had the wherewithall and talent to capture those precious times so beautifully. She came over to our place to make it easier and I’ll treasure those photos forever.

Jessica from EverydayShine May 23, 2014 at 1:08 pm

oops! also my username on Facebook is jessica gedge and on Twitter is @everydayshine_
Thanks!

Kailey Ouchi May 26, 2014 at 8:32 am

My favorite ‘must have’ was the baby k’tan, some prefer the moby. It was perfect for the first few months when a structured carrier was too big. It allows a mom to have a bite to eat and dare I say brush her teeth.
@kaileyouchi

Claire Zaya May 26, 2014 at 8:55 am

Besides lots of homemade food, the best gift I recieved was the Manhattan Aston Mobile. Our little guys has spent hours

Julia Scott May 26, 2014 at 10:06 am

The best new mom gift I got was a collection of mom care items like Tucks pads, epson salts, nipple ointment, breast pads etc. Things that I didnt even know what to do with until the day the baby was born! Then I ripped into that gift bag and used ALL THE THINGS.

Pema May 26, 2014 at 11:38 am

Instead of giving clothes or stuffies which I think most babies have more than enough of, my friends and I pooled our resources and bought a running stroller for the mommy-to-be. @pema.lhalungpa

Claire Zaya May 26, 2014 at 12:04 pm

Sorry my little guy knocked my phone before I could finish. The mobile is amazing!

Jenn Jorna May 29, 2014 at 8:27 am

First time expectant mom here… still waiting for baby to come in July. I love these suggestions! I guess I won’t know what my must-haves are until later this summer, but will be adding the above list to my registry :)
@jennjorna

Melissa May 29, 2014 at 12:18 pm

I think my favorite mommy must have item was my ergo! Can’t live without it!
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Alison June 4, 2014 at 9:23 pm

Congrats to the winner Rachel Hines!

Contest closed! Thank you to everyone who entered.

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