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Babymoon Gift ideas
with love from Brydie at City Hippy Farm Girl
To some people its going to sound very uninspiring but to a new mother that container of pumpkin soup may be the difference between sanity and chaos. Those toddler friendly banana muffins, a life saver when hunger sets in and all they need is a muffin to calm them down for half an hour before Dad gets home and can help out with dinner. A block of Fairtrade chocolate is the crucial night time get through, when your newborn is going through a growth spurt on Day 7, all the little one wants is for you to pace the hallway patting its bottom at 2am and everyone else is asleep and those stitches are feeling mighty uncomfortable.
Some ideas for a Babymoon Package.
Easily put in a cut down vegetable box, lined with a teatowel or a second hand basket, not a lot of money needs to be spent, but what you are giving is time. Time for the family to spend with its brand new addition and time to give that baby all the love and attention that they can in those first few weeks. (So much more thoughtful than another plastic toy requiring batteries.)Fill it with:
* Freshly made bread (Family friendly)
* Pumpkin Soup -packed up in something easy to freeze in and used when needed. (Family friendly)
* Pasta Sauce and fancy Pasta- handmade looks and tastes wonderful, sauce easy to freeze and use when needed. (Family friendly)
* Mini Banana Muffins- easy snack. (Toddler friendly)
* Honey Biscuits- easy access snack for mama or toddler (Family friendly)
* Block of Fair Trade Chocolate (Mama friendly, eyes off Dad.)
* Punnet of Strawberries or other fruit- again easy snack. Breastfeeding mamas get hungry! As do toddlers. (Toddler, Mama friendly)
* Bottle of local Beer (Dad friendly)
* Pencil case full of cut out pictures from magazines, a glue stick, and a writing book (Toddler friendly)
Putting something similar like this together doesn't take a lot of time, and it really does help out new parents, while they are getting to spend precious first moments together with their newborn. To me this present is love in a box.
Thanks so much to Brydie. She is a city dwelling mama with two young boys (The Monkeys) and a husband (Mr Chocolate), trying to experience and explore the greener lifestyle options that are available to her in the here and now, while living in the big city. Her blog explores the possibility of living as sustainably, organically, locally and ethically as possible. You can currently find her baking sourdoughs, drinking fairtrade coffee, making jams, pasta, desserts, building worm farms, riding public transport, walking, and writing about her interest in all things birth and baby related. Check out her blog City Hippy Farm Girl for more!xo