Whether you’re about to have a little one or are searching for the perfect gift for mums-to-be, SoGlos has rounded up eight ways to treat new mums in Cheltenham.
From relaxing spa treatments and blow dries, to cheese hampers and ready made meals, our hot list offers plenty of inspiration to help make new mums feel extra special when all they crave is sleep!
The serene setting of Cowley Manor’s C-Side Spa provides the perfect antidote for tired new mums craving a bit of pampering. The spa offers a choice of post-natal treatments, including a facial and eye revival, and a massage tailored to your needs.
If you really want to spoil new mums before the little ones arrive, C-Side’s Bump to Baby spa package, priced at £345 for three visits, is ideal. Each session includes a 60-minute treatment aimed at different trimesters, a two-course lunch or dinner at Cowley Manor’s restaurant, and use of the pools.
Finding time to eat, let alone whipping up dinner can definitely be a challenge with a newborn in tow, so vouchers for COOK on Cheltenham’s Bath Road are ideal. The shop stocks a wide range of delicious frozen ready meals and offers new parents 10 per cent off its entire range of dishes for six months.
Dishes span everything from comforting pies and hearty lasagnes to Thai noodles and stews, along with delicious indulgent puddings and cakes. COOK also has a selection of New Parents Meal Boxes that make a lovely gift, including a New Mum’s Survival Box with 10 meals for one, and a New Parent & Visiting Relatives with five meals for four.
Housework can be a chore at the best of times but with a new baby to look after, dusting, mopping, ironing and vacuuming is the last thing you feel like doing. If you want to spoil a new mum with the gift of a cleaning fairy, treat her to vouchers for My Cleaner Home.
The Cheltenham-based company is run by Rachel Brierly-Jones who uses non-toxic and natural cleaning products to give homes a new lease of life in a flash. Rachel has extensively researched the effectiveness of natural methods of cleaning and uses a range of therapeutic-grade essential oils, known for their antibacterial properties and fragrance, along with plants and herbs.
Cheltenham’s Studio 13 offers a welcoming space for mums to enjoy a spot of post-natal yoga with their little bundles in tow. The Mama & Baby yoga sessions are suitable for babies from six weeks to crawling and you can treat mums to a single class or a block of four.
The 60-minute class is designed to help women strengthen their abdominal, back and pelvic muscles while releasing tension from their shoulders and neck, and is a great way for mums to socialise and meet other parents.
With gorgonzola, Brie and many more off limits during pregnancy, cheese-loving mums will definitely appreciate a hamper crammed full of delectable delights from Cheltenham’s specialist emporium, The CheeseWorks.
Following demand from pregnant customers, The CheeseWorks has created the New Mothers Box, a specially designed hamper filled with unpasteurised, soft and blues cheese that can be enjoyed once the little one has arrived.
Dry shampoo can only cut it for so long, with a trip to the hairdressers the perfect antidote for frazzled new mums who are craving a bit of pampering and are struggling to find the time or energy to tame their locks.
Escape to the luxurious setting of Blushes' Cheltenham salon and enjoy a head massage and blow dry. And if you're feeling in need of a change, the experienced team can advise on cuts and colour with its innovative Hair ID Consultations service.
If you know a new mum with a four-legged friend, then treating her to a dog walking service is sure to be much appreciated at a time when getting out of the house with a newborn is something of a logistical nightmare!
There are a host of reputable dog walkers in Cheltenham who can pop in and take your beloved pooch for a nice walk. Or, check out DogBuddy, a useful service that has a bank of experienced and vetted dog lovers in Cheltenham and beyond.
Husbands take note; a post-natal retreat at The Lakes by Yoo near Lechlade is a dreamy option for new mums and babies looking for a relaxing weekend focussing on nourishment, strength and mindfulness, with partners and husbands also able to attend.
The retreats are designed by Clare Loughnane, owner of Cheltenham’s Studio 13, and offer the chance to practice post-natal yoga that’s designed to strengthen core muscles, along with meditation sessions, post-pregnancy spa treatments, walks, and delicious food from raw chef, Jay Halford.
By Anna Marshall
Thursday 06 December 2018
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