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    20 Gift Ideas For New Mothers, Suggested By Actual Mums

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    Listen, buying gifts for new parents is hard. We all want to treat them, but are worried about getting things wrong! We asked the mums of Buzzfeed Community which gifts they *actually* wanted when their baby was born, and they gave us some seriously helpful answers. Here are some of the best!

    1. This healing spray mist, because some new mums have been through it.

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    "Please buy all your mum-to-be friends this bad boy. You never know how much a refreshing healing spritz can change your life until you have squeezed a watermelon out of a pinhole! Store in fridge for extra greatness."


    Price: £20.50.

    2. A digital ear thermometer to help new parents sleep more soundly.

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    "One of the best things I was bought was a digital ear thermometer. It gave me so much peace of mind the first time my eldest had a temperature. It wasn't a cheap version (it was over £60), and it really shows as I'm still using it (sometimes for myself!) ten years later!"


    Price: £31.90.

    3. Muslin squares for those lil' baby burps.

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    "Burp cloths, lots of burp cloths."


    Price: £8.99 for a pack of six.

    4. A kick-proof baby sleeping bag.

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    "Baby sleeping bags! They're so much more useful than blankets. When we were sleep training, our little one would constantly kick her blanket off and I would have to stay up till she was fast asleep to put the blanket back on."


    Price: £24.95

    5. A changing bag with room for all the extras.

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    "My colleagues bought me a changing bag with all sorts of things I might not have thought about, such as a soft brush for washing baby bottles, and other stuff you can never have too much of, like bum cream and wipes. Very thoughtful of them!"


    Price: £25.99.

    6. A baby wrap for some cosy mama/baby time.

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    "An ergo baby carrier or a wrap. I bought mine from a friend, and fell in love with babywearing immediately."


    Price: £25.

    7. A snot (and yes, this is real) sucker.

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    "Snot sucker! You don’t want to use it, but I promise you will when your baby won’t sleep because they are full of that crappy green stuff! This thing is a life saver. Oh, and it has a filter, so you don’t actually have to suck out the snot."


    Price: £19.99.

    8. Gift cards, because them kids are *expensive*.

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    "Honestly, gift cards are so nice. Things can be super tight after baby and it's nice knowing you can go pick up some diapers without having to budget."


    Price: whatever you choose.

    9. Nappies, more nappies, oh my god so many nappies.

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    "Diapers. Lots and lots of diapers. And I’m talking about the good ones, like organic, chemical-free, biodegradable made of bamboo fibres and zero-carbon footprint type shit."


    Price: £37.49 for 6 packs of 28.

    10. Silicone bibs – new mums don't have time for the cloth kind.

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    "I received like 100 cloth bibs. All I needed was a few drool bibs but I really wanted silicone bibs. Ain't nobody got time to launder bibs."


    Price: £9.99 for a pack of two.

    11. This nipple cream, which has five stars on Amazon for a reason.

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    Lanolin cream. When i started breastfeeding, my nipples became very sore very quickly, and this is the only cream baby can breastfeed over. My friend bought me some, and it was by far the most useful thing I got."


    Price: £7.14.

    12. Some of this vegan dry shampoo to bring mum's hair back to life.

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    "I would have loved something to help me feel more human. Dry shampoo, BB cream, something simple to keep me looking alive."


    Price: £11.95.

    13. This air purifier, to help the baby breathe in the good stuff.

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    "One of those really expensive air purifiers with HEPA and carbon filtration systems. We live in a high-polluted urban city, so we appreciate anything that keeps my baby safe and healthy."


    Price: £79.99.

    14. A silicone breast pump, which mums don't have to hold during use.

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    "Definitely a silicone breast pump – wish I hadn't bought an electric one! Completely hands free and so easy to use."


    Price: £13.99.

    15. A bath kit, because new parents need all the pampering they can get!

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    "Best gift I was given was really nice shower gel and moisturising lotion. A reminder to take time for myself!"


    Price: £29.50.

    16. Chocolate, which makes a lot of sense actually.

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    "Nappies and wipes! You can never have enough. Also chocolate for the Mum, she really needs it, even if she says she's fine."


    Price: £10.

    17. This five-star reviewed baby journal to track the memories.

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    "I really wanted a baby journal. The timeline starts from the moment you find out your pregnant and goes until your baby is 18 years old! When my son is 18 I will have this entire journal for him to look back on. It’s work but SO worth it."


    Price: £16.49.

    18. This mug warmer (cold coffee is about to be a thing of the past.)

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    "One of those coffee mug warmers would be a great gift because we all know that joke: how do you make iced coffee? Pour yourself hot coffee, be a mom."


    Price: £29.99.

    19. A super handy car seat.

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    "Diapers, wipes, a car seat if you are in a position to do that. Sorry if it’s not fun cute clothes, but it’s stuff we actually need."


    Price: £87.

    20. Booze, which, fair enough TBH.

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    Price: £43.99 for three.

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