Mothering Forum banner
1 - 10 of 10 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
931 Posts
Discussion Starter · #1 ·
I am attending a baby shower for the wife of one of my husband's coworkers. We don't know each other well, have met a few times. I know she is planning on breastfeeding so I want to give her lots of good items for that and I noticed she registered for bottles but no pump. Here's what I have so far, can you guys give me a few more suggestions?<br><br>
~Boppy (she registered for this)<br>
~Lanolin<br>
~LLL's Womanly Art<br>
~Sears Breastfeeding Book<br><br>
I remember when I first started nursing I needed a lot of nursing gowns/pajamas for nighttime and sleep bras/nursing bras. Would a gift certificate for those items be inappropriate? I bought some stuff at Motherhood for myself but found that they deteriorated quickly. Anyone have good suggestions for where to buy nursing bras that will stand the test of time?<br><br>
I didn't use pads myself, but was thinking maybe some nice WAHMmade cloth pads? The Avent Isis Pump?<br><br>
Any other ideas? I'm just not sure what would be appropriate without being pushy. Thanks mamas! Oh, and I also included a printed card with the information for our local LLL meetings/contact numbers too. Hoping she'll come!
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
6,388 Posts
how about a big water bottle? some mother's milk teas? those gel paks that can be heated or frozen in case she gets engorged or is just sore from nursing.<br>
you might ask her about the pump. she may have already been given a good one and that's why she didn't register for one.<br>
personally, i think the la leche book can be overwhelming for a first-timer. it's a good resource and all, but i like to give something smaller and more user-friendly, like dr. sears' book if you can still get it, or the nursing mother's companion or so that's what they're for!<br>
you might also consider writing down some websites on the back of that card for places to get nursing bras and clothes that aren't cheap and ugly (like motherhood, blech!).
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
2,808 Posts
I personally wouldn't get a pump for someone else....it's a fairly personal, research-oriented item, if that makes sense....<br><br>
By which I mean that she may have already done considerable research on pumps and decided on the one she thinks is best. She may not have registered because she wanted to buy a more expensive model, or one that wasn't available in most stores, KWIM? Or she may be renting one...<br><br>
I just wouldn't assume that the bottles are going to be filled with formula unless someone gifts her with a pump! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"> Maybe if you have a chance to ask her if she's thought about a pump, and then share your views on what one(s) are good?<br><br>
I think the items you mentioned are great....maybe a GC to someplace like Motherwear, where she can pick out her own bra, pjs or a nice shirt?<br><br>
WAHM pads would be great! And maybe some mother's milk tea.<br><br>
A sling would be an awesome gift! I'm partial to the Kissasling, which isn't very expensive at all. Cute burp cloths....maybe with pro-bf slogans on them...GC's for take out or delivery would be nice.<br><br>
I see that I've echoed a lot of what's already said...sorry for being redundant! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"><br><br>
Sarah
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
3,924 Posts
I know you are not giving the shower but is there any way you could get permission, so to speak, to start a sign-up to help- mom- feed -baby- by- feeding- mom- list? personally, I would have been so grateful if someone would have come to get me some meals when i had my kids. I was always starving and never had enough time or energy to make a decent meal.<br>
I did this once for a freind on her shower and it worked out okay. sometimes though women give the stupid excuse that they cant cook, and so I say" if you make peanut butter and jelly sandwiches it would be a help!"<br>
if you are willing to manage the timing and the questions people ask than you would be giving a great gift! you could make up the list with a calender so people can pick dates and you can call to remind them.<br>
Laura
 

·
Premium Member
Joined
·
17,022 Posts
They were a little pricey ($32), but the nursing bras I got at Mimi Maternity are the best ones I've tried. I also like the Burt's Bees baby stuff (diaper cream, etc). They make a sampler pack of their baby products so she can try them all.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
9,341 Posts
"so that's what they're for" by janet tamaro.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
3,118 Posts
If she's planning on returning to work after baby, "Nursing Mother, Working Mother" is a super present. I think it's even useful for moms who don't WOH and it's an easy read.<br><br>
I think cloth pads might be a bit too personal. Especially at a baby shower where everyone watches you open gifts.<br><br>
Do you know baby's gender? You could order an advocacy shirt. <a href="http://www.babyknowsbreast.com" target="_blank">www.babyknowsbreast.com</a><br><br>
I second the idea for waterbottles. Gift certificates for restaurants that deliver are incredibly helpful for a new mom, too. How about a clean house?
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
344 Posts
My vote is for the Womanly Art of Breastfeeding book. I had Micah 2 weeks ago now, and my midwife gave me a copy, and it has been an invaluable resource for me, and has saved me a lot of calls with questions. Definitely a GREAT gift to have... <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngbiggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="orange big grin">
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
72 Posts
Walmart sells glass bottles that say 'mommys milk' on them. The are 4 ounce bottles specifically for breast milk. They are the very best for storing breast milk compared to bags. I LOVED mine!!!<br><br>
hth's
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
380 Posts
How about a gift certificate for a custom made nursing necklace with the baby's name on it. (see my sigline)<br><br><br>
Boppys are great, too!
 
1 - 10 of 10 Posts
Top