Let me tell you a little fact about flamingos that I bet you didn’t know (and never thought you’d learn here): *clears throat and prepares to impersonate Mr Attenborough* when the female flamingo gives birth, she loses her pink colour. *Ok end of impersonation* The information reveals that as time goes on, and their young becomes, well, less young, she progressively gains it back. Parallels have been drawn between flamingo mums and human mums. Although no human mum is losing the colour of their complexion due to the strain of early motherhood, there is a lot to be said for the sense of self that a mum (or parent) loses as they’re navigating how to retain their ‘them-ness’ while being utterly dependant upon for, well, life! The knowledge that flamingos get their colour back can serve as a major encouragement that so, too, will any parent!
But in the meantime, there’s an interim. A period where the colour remains faded, and there’s not a lot that can be done about it. In the absence of feeling like ‘herself’, we reckon that if there’s a way to show Mum care and attention, we should take it!
Enter: Good Day People. We don’t provide sleep, but what we do pack into our hampers will hopefully compensate for other things she might be missing! A new mum hamper is a great idea for treating the new mum in your life to something that is just for her. Yes, you heard us: hands off!
Need some guidance as to what constitutes an appropriate gift for Mum? We have a collection on our website marked as New Mum, but while you’re here, let’s go through some of them:
Doula Tula is a perfect choice for an expecting mum, and best of all, doesn’t have to be reserved for after birth. She contains an Altina alcohol-free Cocktail, Bahen & Co Raspberry & Rose chocolate, Willow By The Sea belly oil, Snuggle Hunny kids dribble bib, and a One Chew Three cactus silicone teether.
Pregnant Polly is packed with the gooooods! This new mum is gonna be all sorted with Mayde Tea: Restore, Made To Milk lactation cookie mix, Willow By The Sea bottom balm, Snuggle Hunny kids organic muslin wrap, Snuggle Hunny kids dribble bib, and a One Chew Three beechwood rattler & teether.
Delivered Diana will really take care of mum; with contents that include a bottle of rose or non-acoholic wine, Mayde Tea: Restore, a Travel candle, Addition Studio Australian native bath scrub, Bahen & Co Raspberry & Rose chocolate, Willow By The Sea belly oil. There is a half hour nap window and hot bubble bath with her name on it! Pour her a glass and start running the tap.
Finally, in our existing collection of new mum hampers, is Birthing Bernie! Another one brimming with necessities and not-so-necessities for the mum who is deserving of everything! Including an Altina alcohol-free Cocktail, Willow By The Sea bottom balm, Snuggle Hunny kids organic muslin wrap, Snuggle Hunny kids dribble bib, One Chew Three cactus silicone teether, Mayde Tea: Restore, Made to Milk lactation cookie mix, and a Maison Blanche candle.
Until the colour comes back (and, heck, long thereafter), let’s make sure our mummas are being well looked after in every way they can be. Our Good Day People new mum hamper collection is a great idea for Mother’s Day, but don’t wait ‘til then to make sure that your mum knows she’s valued by you! Any day is a good excuse to show her, and every day you do will make it a Good Day!