Gifts for New Moms in the Hospital

When a woman brings a new life into this world, it’s a special time. Friends and family will want to celebrate by coming to see the baby as soon as he or she is born…and they won’t want to come empty handed.

A new birth is a time for gift giving. New mothers have a lot to deal with, and it’s important to make things as easy as possible by giving them items that will help them care for themselves and their babies.

If you have a friend or family member that has recently given birth, here are some thoughtful gifts for new moms in the hospital that will help make this exciting time of their lives a lot less stressful.

4 Essential Gifts for New Moms in the Hospital


Whether you give the new mom in your life extra diapers in a cute blue or pink cake-like stack at her baby shower or in a gift bag while she’s preparing to leave the hospital to head back home, she’ll appreciate the functional gift. Although she may not know it yet, moms can never have enough diapers on hand! Opt for Pampers Swaddlers Diapers Newborn Size 1 (8-14 lb) until the baby gets bigger, which will happen more quickly than you realize. 

For organic and natural options, try biodegradable and hypoallergenic diapers such as Little Toes Naturally Biodegradable Disposable Bamboo Fiber Diaper. Or you can go the old-fashioned way and choose reusable, 100% cotton cloth diapers. Either way, it is recommended that a new mom have at least 200 total diapers on hand when bringing a newborn home for the first time.

Baby Clothing

Babies grow quickly and they make a mess of everything. It is for that reason that new mothers will be grateful to have an abundance of baby clothes for their children.  

If you are looking for gifts for new moms in the hospital, and you are not sure what sex the child will be, go for gender neutral style and prints. When it comes to materials, opt for cotton which is absorbent, soft on the skin, and 100% organic. Get multiple sizes to ensure that the baby will have enough clothing for a few months.

Opt for essential newborn clothing like basic onesies, footed pajamas, swaddle blankets, socks, and burp cloths or bibs.

Body Lotions

During and after pregnancy, a woman’s skin goes through a lot of changes. Hormonal fluctuation can cause acne, discoloration, and more. Fatigue can cause dark puffy eyes. Skin on the body is affected as it stretches to accommodate the new baby.

Since skin really feels the brunt of pregnancy, body lotion sets make great gifts for new moms in the hospital. Here are two we recommend.

OG Mama Soothing Skin Sampler: Trillium Organics is a company that’s known for creating safe, non-toxic personal products. Their OG Mama Soothing Skin Sampler contains organic oils, butters, and soaps that work together to promote cell health, providing support during and after pregnancy. And with the soothing scent of lavender, this is just what new moms need to destress.

New Mama Gift Box: Oras Amazing Herbal offers skin and lip care products that are based on the principles of ancient medicine. Their New Mama Gift Box contains skin products that are made to soothe the skin of both the mother and child. The set also includes a Postpartum Balancer Organic Tea that promotes postpartum anxiety recovery and hormonal balance.

Coupons Book

When a mother has a new baby, she needs all the help she can get. Show her you will be there for her by giving her a coupon book for things like free grocery shopping and babysitting. Personalize the book and illustrate it to give it a customized feel that will add sentiment to this meaningful occasion.

Girdles & Binders

A dual-closure girdle reduces postpartum swelling and diminishes complications. A flexible and adjustable medical-grade postpartum girdle provides pressure and support to help new moms reach their recovery goals faster.

If someone you love has just given birth, don’t go to visit them empty-handed. These items make great gifts for new moms in the hospital. Which will you be giving your friends on this special occasion? 

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