|Nicole's Labor/Delivery/Postpartum Survival Kit in all of its glory|
|Non-smelly lotion, room air freshener, hand soap, mints, hand wipes, gum, tissues, chapstick|
|Granola bars, dark chocolates, hair bands, hair ties, notepad, baby "thank you" stationery|
|Scented foaming hand soap for visitors to use before holding the new baby. "Please scrub before snuggles! Thank you!"|
When one’s in the hospital and feeling sick,
The very best thing is to get well quick.
The nurses are wonderful and take good care.
They can’t stay long. It’s just not fair!
To lure them in to check on you
Even more often than they usually do,
This bucket of NURSE BAIT should do the trick,
To get them to see you often and quick!
So, with extra visits and extra care
Hopefully you’ll soon be outta here!
Here's what the note attached to the crate says:
Pamper yourself during your hospital stay with the following items:
- “Nurse Bait” (Bucket full of goodies to keep the nurses coming back to take extra good care of you!)
- Soothing lavender room spray for when things need freshening
- Burt’s Bees lotion - a non-flowery smell so that you can pamper yourself without overwhelming Baby's Name’s nose!
- Honeysuckle-scented foaming hand soap for visitors to use before holding Baby's Name. “Please scrub before snuggles!” It smells better than the hospital stuff, too!
- Tissues for the gamut of emotions
- Wet Ones - because you never know when you can use more hand wipes
- Kashi Cherry Dark Chocolate granola bars
- Dove Dark Chocolates
- Tic Tacs
- Extra Spearmint Gum
- Non-slide headbands and hair ties to keep your hair out of your face during labor & delivery
- Chap Stick
- Cute notepad for scribbling down notes, recording gifts, etc.
- Baby-themed “thank you” stationery
- Pink crate to help haul it (and other gifts you receive) all away
Originally, I was going to put it all into a cute basket, but I decided the crate was the way to go. With a crate, your friend can use it to haul away whatever loot they get in the hospital (gifts, diapers, formula samples, etc.) and reuse it in the future. I don't know about you, but I forgot to bring containers to carry everything home our first time in the hospital with a baby, so I thought this might be helpful.
Please, please, please feel free to copy and paste anything I typed up here and steal any of it to pamper your friend in the hospital. Having a baby is tough work, and us mamas need to make sure we're all being pampered through the process!