A Modern Gift Guide for Postpartum Parents

The Practical Choice: A Robe That Covers All
Giving birth, no matter the method, means a lot of leaking. You’re leaking out of multiple parts, small people are leaking out of their own parts onto you, and shirts and pants might be stained or sagging. Pick out a robe, a long luxurious robe that she can wrap around herself to feel fancy. Make sure it’s thick enough to absorb a bit of milk or drool and wide enough that it’ll fit even if she’s engorged.

The Mental Health Choice: Sweet Silence With No One Touching Her
From one point of view, the best of all gifts. From another point of view, something that should be happening regularly anyways. Don’t stress her out with “BUT WHAT WILL I DO IF” questions, or guilt trip with “Awwww, baby’s going to miss you so much” comments. Just offer to take your baby out somewhere where she can’t hear it, so she can REST.

The Fancy Choice: A Mother’s Photoshoot.
Our family takes professional photos so rarely that we tend to cram everyone on in there. What about a photoshoot just for her and the kids, to celebrate their love? Make a huge print of her favorite and put it where she can see it every day.

The Everyone-Needs-It Choice: A Baby Carrier
Give her the gift of going hands-free with her very own baby carrier! Especially guaranteed to please her if you shout, “BEHOLD! WITH THIS RING SLING, I HAVE GIVEN YOU THE GIFT OF YOUR OWN HANDS! YOU MAY NOW CUT YOUR OWN FOOD AGAIN WITH EASE!” Reach out to us if you’d like advice on color, size, or shoulder style, or purchase a gift card here and let her choose out her favorite style herself.

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Becky Patouhas, social media specialist, has been a babywearing educator since 2013. Her favorite part of her job is a tie between seeing all the cute baby pictures and helping parents get that “I can’t believe I can hold my baby AND eat!” moment. A first-generation American and mom of two small boys, she and her family live in Michigan, where she enjoys volunteering with her local babywearing group. Becky loves her Zypora meh dais (she has two!) because they’re so cushy on her shoulders. She always has a Lightly Padded ring sling in her purse because she loves the soft padding, and she thinks Isle of Skye is the best colorway out there!

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