What to Put in a Care Package for a New Mom: 6 Ideas

A Care Package for a New Mom

If you’re wondering what to put in a care package for a new mom, Spoonful of Comfort has compiled the ultimate list for you. 

The number one goal of a new mom care package is to be helpful. While flowers and candles are cute, many other practical gift ideas will serve a greater purpose than just being a nice gift. 

1. Food

While it sounds simple, food is the perfect idea for a new mom care package. It can feel taxing to take care of yourself when you’re hyperfocused on taking care of a new baby. It can feel taxing to take care of yourself, so adding some food to your care package will help. 

There are many different ways to put this into practice. To feed your friend, you can: 

  • Include various healthy snacks in your gift.
  • Add a gift card to food delivery apps.
  • Prepare some easy meals that just need to be reheated.
  • Order groceries to be delivered to their home.
  • Sign them up for a meal prep service. 

2. Cute Water Bottle

Hydration is essential for breastfeeding moms, so getting a cute water bottle can motivate them to drink more water. You can even get them a water bottle that measures how much water they drink or motivational quotes to brighten their day. You can also order a personalized message to remind them of your support. 

3. Audiobooks

If your friend already has an audiobook subscription, consider getting them a gift card to purchase more titles. Or, if they don’t, invest in a subscription for them. Listening to audiobooks can help turn late-night feedings into a more soothing time for tired moms. This is an especially great idea for moms who like to read but no longer have the time or free hands to do so. 

4. Sleep Aides

As far as new mom care package ideas go, this one nails it. Moms barely sleep, so any gift that can potentially help your mom friends get some rest will be a monumental help. There are tons of different things people can try to get better sleep these days, including: 

  • Weighted blankets
  • Essential oils 
  • Weighted eye masks
  • Sound machines 
  • Blackout curtains (for those midday power naps)

If your friends or family have mentioned struggling to sleep with their newborn, invest in a few different options for them to try. A good night’s rest can make all the difference. 

5. Comfortable Loungewear

Quality, soft loungewear is guaranteed to get good use by new moms. You really can’t go wrong with this kind of gift. Moms can never have too much loungewear, especially since chores like laundry can be hard to fit in some days. Moms spend all-day running around the house taking care of their family, so comfort is a must. 

6. An Extra Pair of Hands

There is no doubt that new moms need some in-person help sometimes. Even if you can only visit for an hour or two, offering up your help is invaluable. There are tons of cute chore or babysitting coupons you can print off online to put in your gift basket for your friend to “redeem” whenever they need you. 

If you’re long-distance or don’t have the time, you can still use this idea and book your friend a babysitting or cleaning service. Some services also offer gift cards, so your friend can book the service whenever they need it most. Either way, physical help is a useful gift that won’t go unappreciated. 

Buy a New Parent Gift Package

You can help your new mom friends and show your support by purchasing a gift already put together. Spoonful of Comfort has a special New Parent Care Package that includes soup, cookies, and Bacci rolls, making feeding your mom friends easy! Make your friend’s day and send a care package directly to their doorstep today.