What to buy for the new mum...

Top Gifts For A New Mum
It can be hard to decide what to buy a new mum – do you go for something thoughtful, something practical, something handmade, something extra special...?  Fortunately, we've got some fantastic ideas whatever you want to go for, and whatever your budget.
New mums might not realise it before their little one arrives, but the fact is you can never have too many babygrows – there will be countless spillages and soiled garments!  Another tip, (take it from a mum with unexpected big babies!)...is that it is probably not the best idea to buy the mum-to-be too many newborn sized items.  Mine never actually fit in any of them, so the beautifully embroidered babygrows I lovingly collected, ended up being passed down!
Luckily, here at Bertha, we have some absolutely gorgeous designs which would make stunning gifts for new babies and baby showers:
100% cotton and designed and made in Britain, these sleepsuits have side fastening, an envelope neck, integrated mittens and poppers for easy changing. They’re all machine washable at 40 degrees and there are lots of cute prints to choose from: Strawberry and Summer blue Woodland prints with silver woodland friends, gorgeous sunny yellow with little silver honey bees and the classic white with pastel dots (my absolute favourite...there is just something about babies in white baby grows for me!).  All of the designs are just gorgeous!
Perfectly classical design from iPiccolini.
Mum will be showing her new baby off to everyone, so here’s something for such occasions: Liberty baby grows are smart and pretty while still being comfortable and exquisitely well made – the perfect addition to a baby wardrobe.  The colourful printed collars make them really versatile – they look very elegant peeping over cardigans, dresses and jumpers or just paired with baby jeans. They’re made from 100% cotton and feature four snap-buttons at the back and gusset for easy dressing and nappy changing.
Or get a whole bundle with these gorgeous gift sets for new Mums:
This beautiful collection of nine uniquely designed items of baby clothing sized 0-3 months, especially for new mums.  Nestled in the gift box are two sleepsuits, two vests, two hats, two bibs and a blanket all made out of a rich soft cotton, with a unisex design that’s perfect for a little boy or girl. There’s also a touching ‘hello mum’ letter inside,
sure to bring a smile and maybe a tear to her eye.  Beautifully presented and tied with ribbon.  The box is so lovely Mum can use it to store little keepsakes and memories from those precious first years.
Gorgeous baby essentials
Every new mum and mum-to-be needs the essentials and if these can be a little bit special and oh-so-pretty, all the better!  Browse our full collection or baby essentials here
Something adorable for post-bathtime snuggles! Made from super-soft and super-absorbant cotton, babies and parents alike will love this cut e hooded bunny towel.  It’s 75cm x 75cm and available in a soft, gorgeous grey – it’s such a sweet gift for a new arrival.
This is one of my absolute favourites. Light and breathable and made from organic cotton, with no nasty dyes or chemicals to irritate newborn skin (made using eco-friendly dyes that are good for rivers and oceans, in fact), this baby blanket is perfect to wrap and snuggle her little one during playtime or for a snooze. The blanket will get softer each time you wash and tumble-dry it, and it comes with special non-toxic, allergen free baby laundry sachets for the first wash. It’s also a pretty clever blanket, too: it has 3 layers of organic, unbleached herringbone weave muslin, reducing the risk of overheating, which happens with synthetic materials. This unique layered design also means the blankets will keep their structure and stay light, breathable and snuggly.
Each blanket comes wrapped in pretty tissue in a signature box. When the little one isn’t quite so little, the blanket can be folded in the box to hand down to the next arrival.
Beautiful swaddles
These muslins measure 70cm x 70cm and are made from 100% breathable cotton. They even get softer with each wash! They come in a little zip up bag that mum can use to carry nappies and wipes when she’s on the move, too. Their unique designs are characteristically ‘English’ and traditional, and they’re all hand-printed in Jaipur using the traditional Indian art of block printing. Sometimes there are little irregularities in the print, which means each blanket is totally individual and extra special.
Something extra special - the luxury changer!
For something truly special for the new mum or mum-to-be, you cannot get any more gorgeous than these luxury, limited edition changing bags from Kerikit.  Buttery soft leather in super stylish designs which will be the go-to overnighter/gym bag/office bag and daily favourite for years to come after the babies are bigger.  Available to be embossed, these bags are not only produced in limited batches, but will be even more unique, with the personalisation option.
And finally....the teethers!
Our huge collection of teething toys and jewellery is the perfect present for any new mum or baby shower gift.
Something Mum will really appreciate in the midst of presents that are all about the baby: something for her. Who says you can’t stay glamorous while your little one chews on you? These gorgeous silicone beads are strung on extra strong nylon cord and individually knotted for extra safety – no one will ever guess it’s designed to be chewable for your little one and not just a high street accessory!
Don't be overwhelmed by the amount of choice out there, the mum-to-be or new mummy will love the thought that has gone into choosing her gift, especially something that is a little bit different and special.  All of these items showcased, along with our full collection of new baby gifts are thoughtfully and carefully curated to take the stress out of choosing something unique and gorgeous.  Lovingly designed and created by British, mama-run brands, with money from every single sale going towards helping vulnerable mothers and children worldwide.
Good luck on your gift search and congratulations to the new mummy!