Pandemic-Safe Gifts and Suggestions for Supporting a Pregnant Friend

Emily GrahamUncategorized

Preparing for a new baby can be challenging enough on its own. But being pregnant during the pandemic can come with added anxieties for parents.  

That’s why if you have a loved one who is expecting, now is the time to show them some extra love and care. Even so, showing up for your pregnant friend can feel impossible when COVID restrictions keep you from physically being present.

 Thankfully, you can use these pregnancy gifts and support suggestions from Scuttle Bugs Child Development Center while also practicing social-distancing:

Perfect Presents for the Hospital

With COVID-19 worries, hospital stays are pretty stressful these days. Which means your loved one will appreciate being gifted one of these extra comforts:

  • A few cozy essentials*, like comfy PJs and a robe, to add to their hospital bag.
  • Self-care products to provide postpartum comfort and relief during recovery.
  • A top-rated portable charger so they can take plenty of cute baby pictures.
  • Granola bars and other snacks to provide energy during and after labor.


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Practical Gifts for The Pandemic

Pregnancy can put women at higher risk for COVID-19 complications. Make sure your loved one stays protected during the pandemic with these thoughtful gifts:

  • Cloth face coverings that are as cute as they are comfortable.
  • Aloe-infused hand sanitizers that work but won’t dry out her hands.
  • And moisturizing hand lotions, in case her hands do get dry or cracked.
  • Gift cards to grocery stores that still offer safer shopping options.

Thoughtful Gifts for Virtual Showers

With group gatherings still highly discouraged, virtual baby showers are gaining in popularity. Here are a few gifts you may want to think about sending to lift your friend’s spirits:

  • A top parent pick of the latest baby gear, like a stylish diaper bag or carrier.
  • Adorable outfits for baby that are functional, comfy and budget-friendly.
  • A gift box filled with the best all-natural baby care products on the market.
  • Practical shower gifts that new parents will use time and time again.

Pregnancy Gifts That Cost Little to Nothing

Sending your loved one a gift is a sweet way to let her know you’re thinking of her during the pandemic. But there are other ways you can show your support, including:

The pandemic has been tough for everyone. We all have risks and restrictions that are stressing us out, but that stress can be overwhelming for friends or family members who are pregnant. If you have the capacity to do so, think about showering these folks with some extra love and attention during these uncertain times.

Send a gift, send a meal or simply send your compassion and understanding. They will appreciate it! And they will appreciate you!

Want a peek behind the curtain at ScuttleBugs? Then be sure to check out their blog to learn more about Early Childhood Education and other essential topics. You’ll be glad you did!

About the Author

Emily Graham is the creator of Mighty Moms. She believes being a mom is one of the hardest jobs around and wanted to create a support system for moms from all walks of life. On her site, she offers a wide range of info tailored for busy moms -- from how to reduce stress to creative ways to spend time together as a family.

She’s a teacher.

*ScuttleBugs occasionally accepts blogs from guest authors. We do so only if we believe the topic or contents might be of use or interest to families, employees or associates of ScuttleBugs. That said, we are not advocating or supporting one way or the other for any services or entities mentioned as we understand readers will make their own judgements. If we do want to support some good cause, you can believe we will clearly say so 🙂