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The Baby Gifts Moms Really Want: 7 Ideas Straight from A New Mom

Jean, Stia and Katherine are a mom, daughter and daughter-in-law who write the Dallas-based lifestyle blog Bishop And Holland. This past January, their family welcomed Stia’s first child, William. We asked Stia, along with her mother and sister-in-law, for advice on the best baby gifts at the grocery store.

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Confession: Pregnant women sometimes register for impossibly impractical things. Case in point — a tiny cashmere sweater in a size William outgrew before he could wear it a second time. While registry gifts are lovely (hello photo ops!), the key to making a new mom’s day is bringing her something either practical or pampering. Here are seven of our favorite gift ideas that will either save her time — or give her a little bit of time to herself

  1. Weleda Diaper Cream (both the Calendula and newer White Mallow): Babies are so sensitive and diaper rash can happen so fast! We love this cream because it’s dermatologist-tested and super soothing.
  2. 365 Baby Everyday Value Baby Shampoo, Baby Lotion and Baby Wash: We love that this line doesn't contain parabens. And, all of the producs contain soothing calendula, oat extract, and vitamin E. 
  3. Andalou Naturals Facial Mask Pods: A treat for mom during baby's nap time. It's amazing what a little pampering will do for a new mom!
  4. Dr. Hauschka Rejuvenating Eye Cream: Let's face it — those first few weeks (and months) are exhausting! Stia relied on eye cream and concealer to hide those tired eyes! A new mom will thank you for this cream — she deserves a mini spa day!
  5. Fresh Flowers: A perfect way to brighten mom's day and freshen up her house! Because trust us — the last thing you are thinking about with a new baby is how your house looks!
  6. Diapers (365 Everyday Value): It's comical how many diapers you go through a day with a newborn. We always appreciated whenever anyone brought us diapers! 
  7. Casserole/Salad for dinner: It’s nice to provide dinner for a family a new baby. Whole Foods has the best pre-made casseroles that the family can heat in the oven whenever they are ready to have dinner. The penne pasta and meatballs or lasagna are good choices; don't forget a caesar salad! We also love to bring cupcakes — it’s a cute treat for older siblings! 

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