Mother's Day is a time to celebrate all mums, but it's especially important to support and show appreciation for new mums. Whether it's providing a nourishing meal, offering to babysit, or simply listening and offering support, there are many ways to help out.
Sunday offers the perfect chance to show your thankfulness for the love, dedication and hard work of all the mums out there. But for new mums, this day can be a bit overwhelming as they navigate the joys and challenges of motherhood. As a friend or family member, here are a few ways you can lend a hand.
Cook a meal
While you might find chocolates lining the aisles of the supermarket, these processed foods aren’t the type to nourish a new mum – especially if she’s dealing with stress, mood-plunging sugar is the last thing to add to the mix. Plus, preparing meals can be time-consuming, especially for those trying to balance caring for a baby with other responsibilities. Making a meal or a few freezer-friendly dishes that can be reheated easily, can take a load off her plate. Try some of our favourites:
Offer to babysit
Taking care of a newborn can be exhausting, so give mum a break and offer to babysit for a few hours. She can use this time to get outside, relax, take a nap or just enjoy the peace and quiet. You can also take this time to help out with the household chores – from laundry to dishes, there’s always something that needs to be done.
Plan a fun activity
Whether it's going for a walk in the park, having a picnic or watching a movie, plan a fun activity. Spending time outside or doing something enjoyable can be a great way for the new mum to recharge and relax.
Send a thoughtful gift
Flowers and thoughtful cards are all great ways to show appreciation for a new mum on Mother's Day. If you're unsure what to get, consider a gift card to a local spa or restaurant to give her the opportunity to pamper herself. We’ve also got a handy gift guide to help make sure you get the right gift.
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Listen and offer support
Being a new mum can be overwhelming, so take the time to listen to her and offer your support. If she needs to talk or vent, be there to listen and offer advice or encouragement.
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