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You were there when she had the first date, the wedding, and the pregnancy. It’s finally time. The baby is here! Your bestie just had her baby! Now what? I’m here to help you answer one of those questions we all wonder . . . “what to bring a friend who just had a baby”!
Babies are a lot of work. A LOT of work. Yes, they are so squishy and delicious and you just want to snuggle up with them. However, babies love to live life at night, and parents (namely moms), live on only a few broken hours of sleep for many, many weeks (weeks, not months/years, if they are lucky).
Once you get the okay to visit (and definitely get the green light before you barge in), you may be wondering “What can I bring?” or “What can I do?”. I’ve got you covered – – Here are my best suggestions for:
I hope you found this practical list of “what to bring a friend who just had a baby” helpful! As a mother of 4, I remember those early days and they are hard. Currently having a driving teenager with a girlfriend is also hard, but that’s a different post altogether!
If I had to pick, the best thing you can do for anyone who just had a baby is to drop off food and give some help.
Make a lasagna, bread and chocolate chip cookies (or buy them premade), and when you drop it off, wash your hands, tell your friend to do what she wants, fawn over the kids, wash the dishes, preheat the oven and when your friend is back, throw the lasagna in the oven with the timer set, and leave behind a fed and changed baby and a slightly cleaner house.
Let her know you’ll be back another day, and that she can call you whenever she needs. And mean it! That’s a good friend!
What do you think? What do you bring a friend who has had a baby? I would love to hear your thoughts as well!