You’re on the way home with your bundle of joy. For some of us, it is the happiest time of our lives, and for some new Mum’s you might be a little unsure of exactly what you’re in for. Here is our advice on surviving the first few weeks with a newborn.
Go to Sleep
This is the most essential information you will hear. As a new Mum, you need to sleep when your baby does. During the first few weeks, your little angel should be sleeping most of the time and just waking up to eat, cry and poop. It’s crucial that you get your rest when you can. Of a night, you’ll feel like you’re just starting to doze off and then you hear the hungry cry of your newborn, with your baby waking every few hours to feed. It’s not the kind of tired you’ve experienced from the late nights out of your youth. You’ll be the kind of tired where you may suffer from headaches, memory loss, irritation and even depression. By getting some much needed shut-eye when you can throughout the day, it could help recharge your batteries and help you become more alert to care for your infant.
They eat, they crap, they sleep, and if they’re crying they need to do one of the three and they’re having trouble doing it. Real simple.
Ask for Help
Gone are the days where you have to do it all on your own like some kind of superhuman. You may have a tribe around you or just one amazing person that wants to reach out and help. Take it when you can. If it’s someone wanting to get your groceries, tidy your home, help with the laundry or just watch the little one while you take a shower…or even better a long bath!!!! Accept the friends and family that are there to support you and don’t be scared to reach out and ask if you need something. More than likely people will jump at the chance to snuggle with a newborn.
Be strong enough to stand alone, smart enough to know when you need help, and brave enough to ask for it.
Ziad K. Abdelnour
Surround yourself with other Mums
Every baby and parent are different. Just like their routines and home life will all be slightly diverse from you and your bub. By surrounding yourself with new mums, you can ask the crazy questions that are running through your head or listen to the stories from others that may be going through something similar. They may have tried something that you have never heard of to soothe their baby or a new product on the market that’s worth trying to make #MumLife easier. Reach out to Mother’s groups and arrange play dates to encourage a support network during your first few months.
When Mums support other Mums, incredible things happen
Perfect Little Bundles
Welcoming a newborn into your home should be an exciting adventure. Here at Perfect Little Bundles giving a welcoming gift is our speciality. Our gifts arrive to give the new parents beautiful gifts and keepsakes for their newest addition to the family. We make choosing from our wide range of socks, toys and nappy cakes easy. Take a look at our website today https://perfectlittlebundles.com.au/ and discover the best range of premium baby gifts and hampers for any budget.
Here at Perfect Little Bundles, we have hand-selected the best baby products from local and International baby brands to bring you the easiest way to give a gift box. We have created some amazing packages, but sometimes, you might just want to add your own personal touch. With our new Create Your Own gift box, it gives you the control over what will be sent to the lucky new parents.
It’s tough when you want to send a gift hamper to someone and find there are some things that you love, and some items you’d rather leave out. Every family is different, and with our Create your Own baby hamper option, you can now choose exactly what you’d want to send, all wrapped up with a bow.
Creating your own custom gift box for the new baby is easy and super fun. Just add to your cart the items you’d like sent and we handle the rest. Easy as that! You can scroll through all our products, or click on a sub-category like Baby Fashion, Swaddles and Wraps or Let’s Play. It’s a great way to stick to a budget or go wild and add everything you’d like the new little angel to receive.
What are the most popular baby products?
Bodysuits, singlets and tiny little socks are some of the favourites our customers are adding to their cart. Along with wraps, bibs and something cute to cuddle. Our list of products grow all the time, and we are continually adding adorable new items that will make the new parents smile.
How can I see what’s in my Gift Box?
After you’ve started to select a few items, click on view cart, and you can easily see what you’ve chosen. You can update the quantity or remove something from your list and don’t forget to add a gift box to your order. This is what we pack your gifts in and send to your receiver.
The best way to create your own baby hamper.
- Add a box – this is how we package your gifts, available in white or black, the box has a magnetic clip and a beautiful ribbon that we tie into a bow.
- Select from our huge range of gifts for baby and the new parents. Add each item to your cart. Take a look at your goodies at any time by clicking on ‘View Cart’
- Complete your purchase
At Perfect Little Bundles, we get excited about gift-giving and pride ourselves on our attention to detail. From folding everything beautifully and placing them carefully into a tissue lined box, we complete your hamper with a perfectly tied bow and pack to send to the lucky new Mum and Dad. However, if you still can’t decide what to choose, take a look at our ready-made gift hampers here.
It’s a baby girl!!! You’ve just got the news that your friend has delivered a gorgeous girl and now the panic sets in on how to choose the ultimate gift. Perfect Little Bundles are here to help, and we have a list of great baby gifts and hampers to celebrate the new little princess.
FUN FLORALS FOR THE NEW BABY GIRL
Spring is almost here, and you’ll see florals making a huge impact with baby fashion.
With gorgeous pink, purple and plum coloured petals this 100% cotton knit jersey wrap and topknot set will be the cutest swaddle for baby’s first pictures. $49.95
A CLASSIC NEVER GOES OUT OF STYLE
Who doesn’t remember being read “The Very Hungry Little Caterpillar” book by Eric Carle. Did you know this classic was first released in 1969! Our WHO IS HUNGRY WHO IS HUNGRY giftpack includes the award-winning book, a Hungry Caterpillar beanie toy, a 100% cotton Marquise Singlet Suit and red and white stripe Alimrose bib. $79.95
FOR THE SPORTY LOVERS
Daddy’s little girl will love her first ball, whether it’s football or soccer we have it all wrapped up with a nappy cake. With a Marquise singlet, socks and Emotion and Kids muslin wraps
This nappy cake is topped with the ball of your choice $99.00
SOMETHING TO SNUGGLE
The sister of Peter Rabbit, our My First Flopsy Bunny Premium Nappy Cake
Everyone needs something cute to cuddle and this sweet bunny arrives perched on top of a nappy cake, this is a cute and cuddly gift to give to the new baby girl. $109.00
TO THE NEW LITTLE STAR IN YOUR LIFE
Filled with all the essentials for a newborn baby girl this hamper contains a singlet, bibs, Marquise growsuit, singlet suit, and knitted beanie. The Classic Essentials Pink Star is a great option to welcome the shinning new little star. $89.00
Stuck for ideas for newborn presents? Our website Perfect Little Bundles is the perfect way to find the ultimate gift. No searching from store to store, waiting in line at the checkout or having to remove price tags and gift wrap. Our website is easy to use and the best part, all our gifts arrive wrapped and ready to make a beautiful impression with the brand new Mum and Dad.
When it comes to choosing baby names, you want to find the perfect one. Some of us spend literally 9 months tossing and turning on the final name. Then there are some lucky Mums out there that have had their baby’s name picked from the time they were a little girl. We’ve all heard the stories of frustration when you finally know what you and your partner are going to name your sweet baby and right before the big day, you find out that someone close to you has ‘stolen’ your brilliant baby name.
Perfect Little Bundles have scoured the web, Pinterest and children’s daycare centres to help with the names that are cool, meaningful or unique and what trends you’ll start to see for baby names in 2020.
Is your future baby’s name on the list?
Baby girl names like Monroe, Greer and Harlow are inspired by early film goddesses. If it’s a boy, Zeus, Atlas and Apollo are names that have been pulled straight from the Greek Gods.
It’s funny how many popular baby names ending in Y have hit our list. With Henley, Emberly and Everly a popular option for girls and for the new little dudes Huxley, Brently and Zackary.
The options are endless for the names that could work if you’re keeping your baby’s gender a surprise till the end. Try Kyrie, Bentlee, Rowan, Armani, Remi and Asher, with your last name and see what works.
It’s cool to be different
Years ago, it was common to have common names. In recent years, with celebrities sometimes going a little over the top we’re seeing an outbreak of unusual names popping up.
For bouncing baby boys Bauer, Tuker and Caspian.
For gorgeous little girls Remington, Lyric and Sunshine.
Colour me happy
There have always been baby names inspired by towns and cities like Georgia, Denver and Sydney. We’ve seen names from superhero movies like, Thor, Loki and Clark. A popular trend you’ll start to see is kids named after colours. Indigo, Iris, Rusty, Slate and Auburn are some of our top baby names to watch in 2020.
As a parent finding the ultimate baby name could be one of the most important decisions you’ll make. We hope our list helps give you a little bit of inspiration to help you find a name for your new bundle of joy.
We’ve spent years curating the best gifts to give to newborns. With gorgeous hampers and baby gifts delivered anywhere in Australia, all made with love. Let Perfect Little Bundles help you make the perfect first impression for the new addition to the family.