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Topic: Need help putting together a hospital basket for a new mom!!!  (Read 1186 times)
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sarahtea
« on: November 27, 2010 09:08:37 AM »

One of my closest friends will be having her first child in January and I'd like to put together a basket of things for her stay in the hospital. I know I've seen kits that fellow craftsters have put together, but for the life of me can not find them. Since I haven't had a baby, and this is my first close friend to have a child, I have absolutely no idea what kind of things a woman would want/have time to do while in the hospital. HELP!!!
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nauticalstar8
« Reply #1 on: November 27, 2010 08:50:00 PM »

To be completely honest I would probably skip a hospital basket. Unless she's having a C-Section, or something is wrong she will probably only be there for 48 hrs. Not only that, but the hospital supplies the stuff she needs except for a going home clothes for Mommy & baby. I know for me personally when baby is there I'm focused on last min paperwork, the baby. Having to lug more stuff out than my bag, and baby is a pain.

If she hasn't had her baby shower you could put together some boutique style burp clothes, a changing pad, nursing cover, a sling, and tons of other great ideas you can tuts on here for.
If she's done the shower already I would make her some meals that she can freeze, offer to come over and clean, or offer to come over and keep an eye on baby so she can catch up on some sleep. Those are the things that I was truly grateful for.
 

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shenjall
« Reply #2 on: May 15, 2011 09:43:45 AM »

Nauticalstar8 makes some very good points.  If you're still wanting to bring a gift to the hospital, I do recommend a food basket!  They never feed you enough in the hospital!  A friend brought me a fruit basket and it was the BEST.  GIFT.  EVER.  Not the balloons or the flowers (which were pretty, don't get me wrong) but the fruit basket that was empty pretty darn quick.  Wink   Besides fruit, you could add some treats too.  Favourite cookies or chocolate bars, etc.  Maybe a muffin or two? 

Good luck!!
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