A Comfy Tracksuit
Sloppy? Think again. Postbaby, she’s not shopping for designer duds—she’s looking for the coziest, easiest thing to wear.
We’re betting she won’t argue with a spa afternoon. Offer to take baby-duty while she unwinds.
A Meal/House Cleaning
Hire someone to cook and clean for a day—or do it yourself. If you’re cooking, go with a meal that’s simple to freeze and reheat, like lasagna or quiche. As for cleaning, tackle jobs that’ll take more than a spare minute, like the windows.
Babysit While She's There
Go basic. You might be surprised how much your friend would appreciate a hot shower or a 30-minute power nap.
Have a Girls' Night In
A new mom can feel disconnected. Bring the outside world in via a new DVD, photos of your latest trip and her favorite gossip rags (cookies help too). Spend some time catching up; it’ll renew your friendship and help her feel like a grown-up.
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