- September 16, 2020
A baby’s first holiday season is a special time. Baby Center states that slightly less than four million babies are born in the United States each year. In Canada, around 390,000 babies are born annually, according to data from Statistics Canada. That means there are millions of new parents out there who are looking forward
A baby’s first holiday season is a special time. Baby Center states that slightly less than four million babies are born in the United States each year. In Canada, around 390,000 babies are born annually, according to data from Statistics Canada. That means there are millions of new parents out there who are looking forward to their first holiday season with their newborn children.
Come the holiday season, gift givers can offer new parents presents that are fitting for their new roles and responsibilities, as well as some gifts that pamper parents who are learning on the job just how tiring caring for a little one can be.
• Childhood journal: A journal can be a keepsake that new parents cherish for years to come. They can record all of the things their child does through the years as well as all the off-the-cuff remarks made by children who are learning to speak. A journal is something a new parent may not think to purchase on his or her own.
• Subscription service: Enroll new parents in a subscription service for streaming movies, free delivery, groceries, or any of the other myriad services now available. Newly minted parents spend a lot of time indoors until they develop a knack for taking their babies out on routine trips. The convenience of services like Amazon Mom and streaming services like Netflix can make new parents’ daily lives a little less complex.
• Cleaning service: New parents find time is often in short supply. While parents are tending to their newborns, other tasks may fall by the wayside. A cleaning service means new parents will have one less chore on their to-do lists
• Gift card to a spa: Birthing and caring for a child is hard work. New moms and dads may enjoy an hour free from baby duty to relax and recharge at a spa for a massage or facial.
• Sleep aids: Sleep is a rare commodity for new parents. White noise makers, instructional books or DVDs on sleep strategies, or other devices for helping baby (and parent) self soothe to enjoy a restful night’s sleep can make for a perfect gift.
• Double-duty jewelry: Designers now create necklaces that look fashionable but also double as teething toys for babies.
• Sanitizing wand: Sanitizing wands get rid of germs without the need for harsh chemicals. This makes faster work of keeping bathrooms or kitchen surfaces germ-free.
• Free babysitting: Of course, new parents will love complimentary babysitting, which allows new parents to get out of the house and unwind for a little bit.