Whether you're a first-time new mom or a new mom again, being a new parent is an unparalleled experience. There's the sleep deprivation, the worry, the constant cycle of feeding, burping, changing diapers, figuring out why they're crying. For new moms, friends, family, and coworkers of new parents might want to consider making a new mom care package to provide some items to make the process even a little bit easier.

What should be included in a new mom gift basket or new mom care package?

Every person and baby is different, so just keep their style or preferences in mind. These new mom care package ideas can be for breastfeeding moms, formula moms, emergency c-section moms, and much more. 

New Mom Care Package: Breastfeeding Moms, Emergency C-Section, and More

Some ideas to include in the gift box could be

  • nipple balm, nipple cream, or nipple butter for sore nipples
  • belly band or abdominal binder for c-section mamas
  • food delivery, meals, takeout, or food gift cards
  • lidocaine perineal spray for pain relief
  • 2-piece pajama set, ideally a dark color like black or navy
  • diapers or wipes for baby, ideally size 2 or up
  • snacks like granola bars, chips, nuts, or variety packs
  • peri bottle

Healthy Snacks - Grab-and-Go Items

Whether they're breastfeeding or making bottles, you end up feeling pretty famished for feedings. It doesn't matter if it's the middle of the night, early morning, or middle of the day, it is a daunting task. These are general ideas so you don't have to purchase the exact item. Foods like granola bars, nuts, fruit strips, popcorn, drinks, sparkling water, or other little things to eat. 


SkinnyDipped Snack Attack Minis Almond Variety Pack. Nuts are a good snack to have on hand. They're gluten-free and provide plant protein. They come in small packages so the new mom can eat one or two packs without having to open a whole bag of nuts. Different flavors are a perk so they can try different flavors. 


Smartfood Popcorn, Variety Pack, 0.5 Ounce (Pack of 18). Popcorn is another good snack for breastfeeding moms who need some calories as they feed their little one. These come in various flavors and small bags for convenience.

Snack Variety Packs

Ultimate Healthy Care Package (30 Count) Variety Pack. Save yourself time and get a bars and nuts pack which makes a good gift. It has different bars, granola bars, and nuts like pistachios, almonds, and peanuts.

Cold Drinks

Cold drinks like sparkling prebiotic soda or prebiotic iced tea are fun to drink and they're low in sugar. Stay hydrated with essentials like bottle water, coconut water, or juice.

Hot Drinks

Hot drinks like a tea bag sampler set are nice since there's a blend of teas to pick from. Help out by providing a coffee gift set for a morning coffee. This is perfect for hectic early mornings when the new mom needs a pick-me-up. You can also buy their favorite coffee brand or a gift card like The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf gift card or a Peet's Coffee & Tea gift card.

Postpartum Care Package For Emergency C-Section and Breastfeeding Moms

A postpartum care package makes a great gift for once the baby arrives since they'll be pretty occupied. Everyone asks about the baby, but not as many people ask about the new mom. Even a simple gesture like a greeting card or a text asking how she's recovering can mean the world.

Premade New Mom Care Packages

Buy a premade new mom care package. Here are a few options:
  • New Mom Gifts for Women, Mom, Pregnancy Gifts Basket, New Mommy to Be Care Package After Baby Birth, First Time Mother Essential. Has items like a candle, a tumbler cup for hot coffee or wine, bar soap, fuzzy socks, greeting card, and more.
  • Luxury Gift Set with teething ring, body oil, bath salts, hand balm, muslin comforter, and more. This thoughtful bundle is perfect for your favorite new mom.
  • New Mom Skin Recovery Kit with lotions, creams, and body oil. This new parent care package makes a thoughtful gift for a friend or family member.
New moms need love and support when it comes to their new baby. It's hard for a new mama to get the hang of balancing the addition to the family. Whether she gave birth, had a c-section delivery, or had a baby via surrogate, she'll still have those late night feedings, those moments of loneliness and sleep deprivation. Just showing up with food or a small treat really means the world. It's the perfect way to show your support. Babies are sweet addition to the family, but it can be hard to transition even with the support of dad or other family.