After the birth of a baby it’s perfectly natural for the mother to feel down in the dumps about her post pregnancy shape and feel frustrated at the sheer lack of ‘me time’ that she has for herself. Most people concentrate of buying baby gifts rather than considering the mother. In pregnancy and post birth women can feel they have lost themselves somewhere along the way. Their shape will take some time to recover after carrying a baby for nine months, their energy levels will be low due to lack of sleep and the demands of the baby and they may feel constantly dishevelled!
When considering gifts think about buying something for the mother as well. Make sure it is something personal to her and not baby related so she can feel herself again. There are many pamper products available such as bath oils, skin care treatments and scents and perfumes. If you’d like to make sure she gets some quality time to herself how about booking her in for a spa treatment or massage? It will give her a break from the baby and help her to reconnect with herself.
Other ideas are organising a night out with her girlfriends, or encouraging her to go to a local fitness class to help her get back into shape.