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    Default Is this a good Christmas gift for a new mum?

    I've noticed a few people with new borns talking about how they'd like more help around the house.

    My sil had a baby at the beginning of the month, and apparently they're having a bit of trouble.

    Do you think it would be taken as nice or weird to pay for a cleaner for a couple of hours just to help out?

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    I would love it if someone did that for me.

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    I'd love it! But I can think of a friend who wouldn't... Some people might think that others think they can't cope with the cleaning if you know what I mean?

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    Default Is this a good Christmas gift for a new mum?

    Quote Originally Posted by MinnieMouse81 View Post
    I'd love it! But I can think of a friend who wouldn't... Some people might think that others think they can't cope with the cleaning if you know what I mean?
    Agree. Some people would be thrilled by this (me included) but others may take offence unfortunately. They may see it as that you think their house is unclean or like PP said that they aren't coping.

    What about a pamper voucher for her? To get a massage or manicure or something done? I know I would have loved this after DS was born!

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    Some people would love it and some people would hate it. My sister would have loved it but she doesnt like to clean. I wouldnt like it because I like my house cleaned a certain way and things in a certain place also a certain order to cleaning like what rooms should be done first and so on.

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    I think having meals delivered would be great! A voucher for a facial etc. might be hard to use particularly if breastfeeding

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    Default Re: Is this a good Christmas gift for a new mum?

    Quote Originally Posted by MinnieMouse81 View Post
    I'd love it! But I can think of a friend who wouldn't... Some people might think that others think they can't cope with the cleaning if you know what I mean?
    That's what I'm worried about. I'd hate to offend her!

    Quote Originally Posted by MinnieMouse81 View Post
    I think having meals delivered would be great! A voucher for a facial etc. might be hard to use particularly if breastfeeding
    That's what I thought about a pampering voucher. My boss usually gets those for the ladies in our office, personally I love it, but most of the mothers complain that they don't have time to use them...

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    I think it'd be personal preference like a few people have said.

    A friend of ours is paying for a gardener to do our lawns (DH's back isn't so great, don't want to risk him putting it out just before bub is born)!

    One present I really valued when I had my DD was a voucher for a dinner delivery service

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    I would go with a pampering voucher personally. I think it's easy to offend someone by paying for a cleaner.

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    Can you ask her husband if she would like something like that so you can guage whether she'd be offended or not.

    Personally id love that, id also love someone to do my ironing or have meals delivered

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