Random Acts of Kindness Day 2020 – How You Can Help Friends with a New Baby
This week sees the celebration of Random Acts of Kindness Day, so what better time to think about your friends/family who have recently celebrated the birth of a new baby? We’ve put together some fab ideas of things you can do to help them out and show them you love them. Everything from cooking them a hot meal to offering to look after the little one, these ideas are sure to put a smile on their face!
With Random Acts of Kindness Day falling this week, we thought what better time to think of those people close to you who have recently had a new baby? Whether it’s dropping a hot meal round, sending a care package, or simply calling to let them know that you’re there, the ideas below are perfect for showing just how much you care.
Fill their freezer
When you have a new baby, the last thing you want to be thinking about is having to organise and cook dinner. Why not shop for extra ingredients when you are making your own dinner and cook some extra portions for your friend’s freezer? Having a pre-prepared home cooked meal to eat will make those first few exhausting weeks that little bit easier for any new parents!
Offer to clean their house
Housework is normally one of the first things to fall by the wayside when looking after a new baby, so offering to help with the cleaning is a fab way to assist new parents. Do obviously ask first, but time-poor new parents will most definitely appreciate someone taking this weight off their mind!
Direct her to breastfeeding advice
If your friend is breastfeeding, she might appreciate some advice/help with getting started. You can direct her to our blog which has lots of fantastic guidance for every stage of breastfeeding, as well as tips from real mums.
Help with the family pet
If the family already has a fur baby, they might appreciate some help with them whilst they look after their real baby! Offering to walk their dog or feed the cat is a super nice thing to do to show that you care.
Ask if they need anything from the supermarket
If you’re headed there yourself, why not ask if the new mum needs anything picking up? Things like toilet roll can be easily forgotten, so thinking of things like this that your friend may need is a great way to support them.
Give your time
Aside from practical help, new parents may just want to have an adult conversation about something other than nappies and sleep schedules! Why not offer to go out for a coffee and a catch up, and ask the new mum how she’s doing? Giving your time to really listen to your friend can be a great support through the emotional journey of new motherhood. (We think The Big Breastfeeding Café could be the perfect opportunity for this!).