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 indulgent at home spa treatments and blow dries, to cheese hampers and food deliveries, our hot list sponsored by Earl’s & Co. offers plenty of inspiration to help make new mums feel extra special when all they crave is sleep!
Popular Cheltenham Champagne Nail Bar, Earl's & Co., launched its At Home beauty service in August 2017, offering the chance to enjoy the salon’s luxurious treatments in the comfort of your own home – making it perfect for new mums.
The salon’s friendly and experienced therapists bring the Earl’s experience, complete with bubbly and soft drinks on ice, music, and bespoke furniture that’s designed to fit your space easily, so you can have a truly relaxing pamper without leaving the house.
The range of treatments span manicures and pedicures including Shellac; eyebrow shaping; massages; blow dries and make-up application, while there’s also the option to have additional extras such as cupcakes, macarons, sandwiches and sushi. Visit earlsandcohome.com for more information about the At Home service.
During the early days of motherhood, cooking can take a back seat, but it’s also when you need to make sure you’re eating well and getting plenty of nutrients, which is where The Food Stork comes in. The Cotswold-based company, which delivers to Cheltenham, uses locally sourced, organic ingredients to create a selection of dishes, delivered in stand up pouches that can be stored in the fridge or freezer.
Choose from a range of food gift boxes, with dishes spanning sweet potato, chickpea, coconut and ginger curry; and Moroccan lamb with saffron, lentils and curly kale, along with tempting sweet treats.
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 are 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.
The Blow Dry Bar service at Cheltenham’s Laura Leigh Hair & Beauty is ideal for time-pressed mums who want to go from feeling flat to fabulous in just half an hour.
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 10 August 2017
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