57 Best Gifts for New Moms 2023 | The Strategist

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57 Best Gifts for New Moms 2023 | The Strategist

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When you’re a new mom, everything can feel overwhelming — from late-night feedings to the seemingly never-ending dirty diapers and your own physical recovery. I should know: I have two small kids, and while it definitely gets easier, those first few weeks with a newborn are still pretty rough. That’s why I’ve included gifts for both the baby and the new parent on this list.

As Sadie Stein, a writer, Strategist contributor, and mom, puts it, people are quick to give new mothers baby items, but “going forward, I’d be more inclined to get things for the mothers, because you’ll get so much baby stuff.” Plus, she says, since the “baby-industrial complex” is so vast, there’s a “specialized product for anything you’ve thought of and have not thought of,” and it can be easy for new parents to become further overwhelmed by well-intentioned but unnecessary baby gifts (which is why Stein says that, despite her philosophical aversion to it, she “broke down” and made a baby registry on Amazon).

I surveyed new and seasoned mothers (with inclusions from yours truly) about the stuff they actually want — and swear helps make the transition into motherhood a little smoother — including lots of things for her and a few things for baby that, in turn, will make mom’s life easier. Below, you’ll find our 57 best gifts for new moms, according to new moms, from beauty products to breastfeeding support.

57 Best Gifts for New Moms 2023 | The Strategist

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