My best friend (who lives about 2.5 hours away from me) recently had her second baby. She lives several hours away from all of her family, and her husband is finishing up med school, so she was very worried about how she’d adjust. It has been so frustrating for me to be so far away from her and not able to pop in for an afternoon to help clean her house or take care of her toddler, so I have been brainstorming ideas of ways to help from far away.
I figured I probably am not the only one in this situation, so I’m sharing the top 10 ideas I found for how you can help a new mom if you don’t live close by.
These little guys are adorable, but they sure do cause a lot of chaos!
1. Send food! It can be tricky to deliver a prepared meal when you don’t know the area well, but you can easily deliver materials for a meal, or just general groceries! Services like Blue Apron, Hello Fresh, and Plated make it really easy to send a few meals that are easy to cook and will save your friend a trip to the grocery store!
2. Send a care package. In those early days with a newborn, it can be so hard to get out of the house to get what you need. Can you even imagine how happy it would make a brand new, sleep-deprived mom to get an Amazon care package with toiletries, diapers, some snacks, and maybe something to pamper herself with?