Tag Archives: New Baby

Items To Keep Safe After Your Baby’s Birth

Brand New Baby

Image source

The hours and days straight after your baby is born are a total whirlwind! You have just welcome precious new life into the world; this will become your priority. However, in the months or years to come, there may be some things you wish you’d thought of at that time. One of those things might be items you wished you kept safer- or kept at all! So, what are these items? Let’s look at a few that you may want to get hold of early on, before something else distracts you! Some of these items are baby essentials; others are purely for nostalgia. Collect them all, or just a few. But make sure you get the first one, and keep it safe and sound. You’ll need it in years to come for a number of things. Of course, we are talking about the…

Baby Ink Foot Prints

Photo link

Birth certificate

When your baby is born, he or she will be issued with a birth certificate. Rather than a cute and official looking piece of memorabilia, it is really important to keep it safe! He or she will need it for things like travel, education and healthcare. That being said, don’t panic if you do need it further down the line, and can’t find it. This is one of the few items from your baby’s first moments that can be replaced. Or maybe it’s just tucked far away in a box upstairs, and you need it quick! Whatever the circumstances, you can now order a birth certificate online. Phew!

Baby Reading Newspaper

Photo credit

A Newspaper

This tradition tended to be more prevalent in years gone by but is still a super sweet thing to do today. Ask somebody, be it a friend or a family member, to pick up the day’s newspaper on the day your baby is born. In years to come you can look back on all the different things that were happening in the world on that day!

Hospital bracelet

Image link

Hospital tag

If you have a hospital birth, to identify your baby, the nurse will put a little hospital tag around your baby’s foot! This just shows things like his or her name, as well as other basic details. Lots of parents like to keep this as a special momento. If your nurse goes to cut it off before you leave, be sure to ask him or her if you can keep it. Pop it in a safe place and be sure it doesn’t get thrown away by anyone thinking it is rubbish.

First Photograph of Baby

Photo source

A physical copy of the first photograph

Computers, social media and our phones now all mean that our photographs tend not to be printed out. However, be sure you make a physical copy on the first photograph, or photographs, of your baby. Keep it somewhere safe, where it won’t get damaged. Don’t keep this copy out in the bedroom either, even in a photo frame. Sunlight can fade photographs. That way, even if you lose your digital copies of these photos in the future, you will still have a physical one.

Ideas For Helping Your Single Mommy Friend Celebrate The Birth Of Her Baby

As a single mommy, I know just how hard it can be bringing up a little one on your own. The hardest time for single moms is when their child is newborn, as there is just so much pressure to deal with.

Most people think that when relationships break down, it’s always almost after the baby has been born, but that isn’t always the case. I have a few single mommy friends whose relationships broke down while they were pregnant, leaving them to muddle on alone.

A few weeks ago, a friend of mine who happens to be going it alone gave birth. As any new mom would be, she was over the moon that her baby was born safely and was healthy. But what she missed out on was the celebrations that come after giving birth.

Newborn Baby
Picture from Flickr

She didn’t have anyone to share her joy with because her ex-partner was absent from the birth and hasn’t been involved since. Having a baby is one of the most amazing things a woman can do, and I believe that every woman deserves to be celebrated for it.

That’s why I created this guide full of ideas for helping your single mommy friends to celebrate the birth of their child.

Surprise her with flowers and balloons
When married women, or women who are in relationships give birth, their partners tend to shower them with gifts. Flowers, balloons, chocolates – you name it, they’ll get it. It isn’t nice for a single mommy to see all the celebrations around her and have no flowers or balloons of her own. It’s hard being a single mom, and little things like this, just make it harder.

If you know that your single mom friend has just given birth, turn up at the hospital with a big bunch of flowers and congratulations balloons. It might seem silly, but trust me, the new mom will really appreciate the gesture.

Buy her a personalized gift to commemorate the birth
Having a baby is a big deal, and it should be celebrated. When you visit your friend at the hospital ask her what time her baby was born, the weight at birth, and what name she has decided on. You can then take this information and can use it to create her a personalized gift.

Personalized baby gifts are a fantastic way to celebrate the birth of a new baby, as they are not only cute but are also a great keepsake. From baby blankets and outfits to music boxes and dream catchers, there are all sorts of personalized gifts that you can choose from.

Welcome her home with a celebratory cake and lots of homemade food
The hardest thing for a new mom who is coming out of the hospital is taking her baby home on her own. You can make that a little easier for her, by delivering a celebratory cake and lots of homemade food to her house.

Don’t make the mistake of surprising her when she gets home, though, as chances are she will be exhausted. Instead leave her surprises on the kitchen counter, along with a card telling her that whatever she needs you are there for her. It might not be much, but trust me, she will really appreciate the gesture.

Having a baby is meant to be the most amazing time of your life. To ensure that your single friends enjoy their first few days of motherhood, there are lots of things that you can do to help them celebrate.