MOTHERHOOD: New Mom Gift Guide +Giveaway

New Mom Gift Guide

THIS IS MAJOR PEOPLE
Like I’m talkin’ HUGE…
Today I’m not only sharing my TOP 4 New Mom Gifts but GIVING THEM AWAY TO ONE LUCKY WINNER!!!

I told you it was huge! I couldn’t be happier to share that we are working closely with an amazing group of companies to bring you this amazing Giveaway. These 4 items make up the ideal New Mom Gifts to give a woman who has just returned home from the hospital; your adorable baby outfits are totally appreciated and loved, but these are the things a new mom really needs. I dug deep for this one, sat down and really thought about all the things I wish had after giving birth to Sofia, all the things I will ensure I have now doing this new mom thing for a second time. All the things that would’ve made my life easier as a brand new mom, I’ve compiled them into one amazing New Mom Gift Guide

Let me explain why I feel these 4 items make for the best gifts to give a new mom;

PicMonkey Collage2Luxury Pajamas (Figure8 Maternity)
With Sofia, the first 8 months were a complete whirl-wind! Long nights, early mornings, and let’s be honest some nights where we didn’t sleep at all, just played hot potato with a new baby who preferred crying to sleep. When I look back now all I craved was normalcy, I know that a simple thing like a luxurious pair of Pajamas, something other than over-sized sweats could’ve made all the difference in taking the edge off of things. Feeling spoiled at a time in great need (of sleep) would’ve gone a long way in my books. This time around things will be different, I’ve stocked up on beautiful Pajamas thanks to Figure 8 and I will be living in them, literally the first few months home (you’re welcome courier guy!). These Pajamas will be on a healthy rotation and flawless laundry schedule that way I will have no problem feeling taken care of when I need it most.
>> WHAT YOU WILL WIN: any Baja Mama PJ Set

Tummy Shaper (Belly Bandit)
I had one with Sofia, and you’d better believe I will have it again with this babe too (why change something that just works). I was told about Belly Bandit back in 2011 and did my research to the point where I knew that it was something I had needed (not just wanted) for after Sofia was born. NEW FLASH, I’ve got curves, and I wanted to make sure I kept them even after what I had just put my body through. Physically and emotionally you go through a lot after the birth of your child and having a small senses of normalcy in your life again (with the body you remember) will allow you to appreciate the new normal that much more. 
>> WHAT YOU WILL WIN: a Belly Bandit Original

Grocery Delivery (SPUD)
I did not know about the wonderful world of Grocery Delivery until well after Sofia was born. To give you an idea on what our fridge and pantry looked like after Sofia was born, well let’s just say Sammy dropped 10 lbs and I was running off snacks in that first 2 weeks home from the hospital. Neither Sammy or I made an actual meal, either time or energy were lacking. If we had the energy is was put to doing things like laundry and keeping up with bills and if we had the extra time, sleep won the arm wrestle. This time, things will be different, I will be making a ton of crock-pot meals to throw in the freezer this month as well as be prepared in the sense of keeping a schedule with a local grocery delivery service. Something as important as eating will not go missed this time around!
>> WHAT YOU WILL WIN: a $75 Gift Card to Spud.ca (or; if out of the delivery area a $75 Visa Gift Card)

TV on your time (Netflix and Apple TV)
Your life schedule changes to provide for this new little being that needs you in the biggest way. You’re up when you should be down and you’re down (napping) when you should be up (being human). Having a newborn baby in the house changes absolutely everything and a way around totally feeling lost in the new normal is a good TV or re-runs of a favorite series. Say hello and make nice with your PVR, Netflix subscription and Apple TV box, they allow you to watch TV on your time which is amazing. The midnight snuggles and Netflix go better together than peanut butter and jelly, and this time around it’s going to make things easier, I just know it!
>> WHAT YOU WILL WIN: an Apple TV Box

 

 

 

I am beyond excited to be able to bring this Giveaway to you today, you guys have no idea! I know first-hand how much these things can do for a new mama and it feels so good to know that one of you may not ever struggle the way I did thanks to the gracious offerings of these companies; Figure 8 Maternity, Belly Bandit and SPUD Vancouver

NOW IT’S TIME for me to make one of you the happiest mama’s around and have you chance at winning all these amazing products in our Mother-Of-All New Mom Gift Guide Giveaway! Enter below and then cross those fingers and toes!

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Disclosure:: This post and giveaway is sponsored thanks to these amazing companies, Figure 8 Maternity, Belly Bandit and SPUD Vancouver. Please note the Apple TV was gifted to me but because I am already own one would like to include it in this Giveaway coming from me to you. Apple is not affiliated with this giveaway. As always, the the opinions are my own.

 

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  1. Cozy, easy nursing access pjs & lounge wear! && a wrap/carrier
    Congrats!

  2. kathy downey says:

    My one must-have new mom item is my baby wearing gear,i love keeping the little bundle close.Your time is getting short cant wait to see some pics of your precious little one!

  3. Awesome giveaway!!

  4. Amy Heffernan says:

    I would have to say mine is my rocking chair and bottle warmer!

  5. Rachel Jenkins says:

    My must have product is my breast pump lol

  6. I love my comfy PJ’s and my rocking chair for feeding time

  7. homemade meals prepared by family and friends

  8. Kimberly dB says:

    As a first time soon to be mom, I don’t know what my must have’s would be. Right now I feel like I need so many things before baby comes it’s crazy!

  9. Koryn Heisler says:

    I loved using my baby swing with my first and always had a sound machine to help with noise while my littles slept.

  10. I loved my Solly Baby wraps and Lulu’s bamboo swaddles!

  11. My couldn’t live without item is my e-reader for one handed reading during those long nursing sessions!

  12. My must have is my tassimo!

  13. Good nursing tank/bra and breast pads! And def the nursing pillow. Saved me from crampy arms and back.

  14. mine was my rocking chair and baby swing!

  15. Definitely pj’s!

  16. The mamaroo has become my best friend!

  17. Seana Robertson says:

    A good leakproof water bottle!

  18. kristen visser says:

    I would have to say my diaper genie 🙂 it works wonders

  19. I think that a good nursing pillow is needed!

  20. Bevin Allen says:

    What an amazing list and giveaway!

  21. Mom must have is great coffee! Preferable strong.

  22. Judy Cowan says:

    Comfy Clothes & Baby Swing for sure. Mind you Netflix would be great for when you are up in the middle of the night and there is nothing on to watch.

  23. A rock n play! It always works wonders for a tired baby.

  24. ginette4 says:

    My must have new Mom product was a comfortable bra and I cannot forget having my Mom to help me

  25. Carolsue says:

    I couldn’t have lived without the diaper service we were gifted with. I worked full time and it saved so much time.

  26. I`d definitely be lost without a rocking chair.

  27. Gloria Roy says:

    My daughter is expecting her 2nd in December, all of these would be great to win for her.
    Thank you for this opportunity 🙂

  28. Erika Letson says:

    My must-have new mom item is a nursing pillow. I found it eased so much strain on my back when nursing and I used it for other times too!

  29. My must have new mom item is a comfortable nursing bra and absorbent nursing pads

  30. Celina Anderson says:

    My must have new mom item definitely would have to be is my Boppy Pillow. I had a c-section it helped win the breastfeeding and it also helped my daughter with practicing tummy time and sitting up. I just found out I’m pregnant a couple hours ago. So that’s one definite purchase I’ll be making. Thank you for the chance to win.

  31. Sunshine G says:

    Yoga pants – such a stereotype, but so very necessary for those first rough few weeks.

  32. Ashley Smith says:

    I would not live without the tummy dhaper

  33. My must have new mom item is comfortable pajamas.

  34. i say the diaper genie and carrier

  35. I think a baby carrier is a must have for a new mom! It’ll calm the baby and allow the mom to head out for a short or long walk!

  36. Grocery delivery is a life-saver for a new mom!

  37. My new mom must have is a good natural nipple cream.

  38. A good diaper bag that you like is my must have.

  39. Sunshine H says:

    I needed my breast pump for the first few months, and I encourage new moms-to-be to think about getting one, or do some research before hand. When you are full of hormones and frustrated is not the time to be trying to find one.

  40. My new mom essential was definitely my Mendala breast pump.

  41. Nursing pads and nipple ball were my must haves. Being a new mom, my body was not prepared for nursing at all but these two items helped me out a lot.

  42. Kristina S says:

    I loved homemade meals from family and friends and a freezer stocked with baking for ravenous moments and last minute guests.

  43. ivy pluchinsky says:

    My one must-have new mom item is a pair of comfy yoga pants or stretchy jeans

  44. A rocking chair for feedings and a mamaroo or a similar type of item.

  45. lisa bolduc says:

    yoga pants, and some loose fitting tees for me and a nice baby carrier for the baby to be worn in.

    This is perfect for my I an due with my second and could use a nice surpise

  46. Caffine is my must have new mom product!

  47. A carrier or a wrap of some sort is a must have.

  48. Melissa Marie says:

    Comfortable underwear, dry shampoo and a water bottle.

  49. Yoga pants and cozy pj’s.

  50. I’m a soon to be new mom so not quite sure what I can’t live without yet but I’m sure comfortable clothes will factor in there somewhere!

  51. Jennifer P. says:

    I could not live without my glider chair as a new mom – so comfortable for all the feedings, especially in the middle of the night.

  52. I would have to say my rocking chair

  53. Laura Brown says:

    What a great giveaway for a new mama!

  54. Is this good in the U.S.?

  55. A really good diaper bag is a big deal. One that has lots of pockets and compartments to stay organized.

  56. Melissa Hartley says:

    My must have: a bottle warmer!!

  57. Comfy Pj’s are a must! And I love the idea of the grocery delivery

  58. Sonya Morris says:

    My favorite item was a good newborn carrier. I loved my Baby K’tan!

  59. Robyn Bellefleur says:

    I couldn’t live without my breast feeding pillow. It saved my arms and back from strains.

  60. As a new mom, and soon to be mom of twins I couldn’t live without my nursing pillow & gift cards for take-away (no time for cooking)

  61. Diaper bag is an essential

  62. nicolthepickle says:

    I loved having Bamboobie nursing pads.

  63. Monique L.S. says:

    As a new mom, I loved having a swing. It was a great help on those days and nights where nothing I did could convince baby to fall asleep, and also was a safe, cozy place to put baby down while I did something that required the use of my arms.

  64. Mariko lafontaine says:

    I loved my cloth diapers. I changed a loooooot of diapers in the beginning. I was truly happy not to worry about how much it cost us in diapers, how much I use a day or throw in the trash… Furtermore they’re very pretty, making diaper change a lot more fun!

  65. Veronica Bohan says:

    I couldn’t live without comfy pajamas

  66. SweetPanda says:

    A nursing cover, diaper bag and baby wipes are my must have items

  67. There are so many great baby products now! I definitely needed my breastfeeding pillow the first few months!

  68. Danielle Langley says:

    Coffeeeeee

  69. missbobloblaw says:

    As a new mom I needed plenty of coffee & invested in a new coffee maker!

  70. As a new mom, I could not live without my phone/tablet! Whenever I breastfed, including late night feeds, I stayed awake playing games on my phone/tablet so I won’t topple over on the baby!

  71. I have been wanting to try out a new apple tv for sooooo long! But my must have item is for sure my Beluga Baby wrap for baby wearing — can’t get that baby to sleep without it!

  72. nicoleemma says:

    I loved my baby carrier. I was able to make myself meals and keep my sanity because of it.

  73. Sleep…though you can’t buy it!*lol*

  74. Caffine is my must have new mom product!

  75. Dawn Monroe says:

    I think the newer baby monitors are a must. They have night vision, recording options and talk back features. They are amazing.

  76. Jessica eapen says:

    a comfortable bathrobe!

  77. Gillian Morgan says:

    My mush have item would be an ergo.

  78. Lushka Smith says:

    Not a Mom but I think a rocking chair would be a must have.

  79. This time around I’m loving my ring sling. Keeps baby close and snuggled in tight while I chase babe’s older brother around!

  80. Kristi Blackley says:

    my baby carrier is something I could never live without!

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