New babies are just the most exciting thing!! And it's totally exciting when you get to go and visit one in their home. If you're lucky enough to be visiting Clarke and Jacinda, or any other new parents, there are a few unwritten rules: don't be late, don't stay too long, do offer to make the tea/ coffee, and don't go if you have even the hint of a cold. And like your mum always said, 'don't turn up empty handed', here's a quick list of things you could take with you.
There is no hunger like the hunger you experience after giving birth! Especially if the new mum is breastfeeding, she'll need lots of energy. Food is always welcome. Snacks that can be eaten with one hand are great (like cookies) , as are meals that can be heated up in the oven with minimal fuss or effort, like lasagne, pies, casseroles, and pasta bakes.
The Lactation Station Lactation Cookies are awesome because they taste good, and they contain ingredients that are said to help with milk production.
You might think 'no parent is going to read to a newborn baby', well, you'd be surprised!! And even if they're not reading to their baby right now, they will be in a few weeks or months time. Board books are always good!
Especially this time of year, babies will wear a hat every day, and when else in your life can you get away with wearing a bonnet? They're just the cutest!! We love these Handmade in Epsom bonnets because they're not only cute, they're made from soft merino wool too.
Photo by The Style Aesthetic
Chocolates are good too! The posh ones, or the standard supermarket brands. Either way they'll probably be scoffed as soon as you walk out the door.
Merino is perfect this time of year, it's perfect pretty much all times of the year really! We love this pink long sleeve bodysuit from Little Flock of Horrors, so cute! The soft dusky pink looks good on every baby, we haven't seen Neve yet but we're sure she'd look gorgeous in it!
Surely our PM loves to support New Zealand made. Lamington Socks are made in NZ from merino wool, they're cute, and they stay on!
After nine months off the champers, we're pretty sure Jacinda and Clarke would like to toast the new baby and mother with a glass of Mumm.
Go on. Stop at a cafe on the way there and buy some coffee, slices and panini's.
A new baby is a blessing, and if you get to go and visit one you're lucky!! Enjoy all those cuddles, help out the new parents if you can, don't stay too long, and most importantly, don't visit if you're sick.