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I have a friend who just had a baby a week ago. Her birthday is coming up in less than a week and I wanted to get her some indulgent beauty products to paper herself. What are some of your favorite papering beauty products that would make a good gift (scrubs, lotions, lip balms, etc.)? Or, if you can think of something that YOU loved to have, or wish you had had, to pamper yourself when you had a baby?

I have a few ideas, but want some others. :) /emoticons/[email protected] 2x" width="20" height="20" />

 
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Lotions, lotions, lotions. I was so dehydrated after having my children so I was constantly using lotions and creams. Since she just had a baby recently skip any bath item other than shower gels since she won't be able to take a bath for up to eight weeks. Facial creams would be nice, hair care products. Foot care products. Depending on your budget for the gift even a nice thick, plush robe would be nice.

 
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Any pamper products are great.  It doesn't matter that she can't use something right away.  I barely had time to shower much less take a bath for months but It was nice to look at them and know there'll be a time when I could leave the baby for more than 5 minutes. Nothing too smelly because it may bother the baby if she is breastfeeding.  

It depends on how well you know her but an hour or 2 of housekeeping services would be good too.  You can also offer some adult company and a cup of tea.  

 
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I know I'm subscription box crazy, but there are a few catered to moms with babies. Bluum is one that comes to mind. If I was pregnant or just had a baby I wouldn't mind getting a gift sub for a month or two!

 
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These are all wonderful! Having no kids myself, I didn't even think about the fact that she couldn't take a bath or scents with breastfeeding.

 
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My doctor never said anything about not taking any baths.  The nurses did recommend Sitz baths to help my stitches.  It would just be hard to get in and out of a bathtub for a while. 

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These are all wonderful! Having no kids myself, I didn't even think about the fact that she couldn't take a bath or scents with breastfeeding.
 
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Mine did because you risk infection by taking a bath especially if you've had stitches due to an episiotomy or tearing.

 
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Both dr for both babies recommended a hot shallow bath "sitz bath" for the tearing and stitches for at least 15 min but no one said I couldn't have a full bath. My first baby bruised my tail bone on his way out so I couldn't get down or up anyways. Internet says there's no hard fast rule on that.

 
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Anyways...the best present my husband ever gave me after the birth of both children was to do ALL the housework - cooking, cleaning, laundry etc for a month immediately after I had each baby so I can just focus on me and the baby. Every woman should get housekeeping done for them when they just get home so they can recover.

 
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Body butters!  They are so luxurious for skin, and they come in some really mild scents!

 
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I think that body butters are a great idea as well! If you buy her some lotions, you could get some body sprays in the same scents. I love to use those, because it's an easy way to smell good if you don't have a lot of time to freshen up.

 
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If you know she likes to take baths, some luxurious bath products are definitely the way to go! 

 

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