My co-worker is having a baby girl! So what better thing to do than search on Pinterest for a baby shower gift.
Items I included:
- Mommy’s favorite snack: I know I’m always hungry. I put some healthy snacks and some CHOCOLATE.
- Mommy & Daddy’s favorite soda’s
- Gum / mints: I don’t think anyone wants stinky breath!
- Socks with non-slip bottoms (I found them at Wal-mart)
- Flip flops / shower shoes: Alternative to socks!
- Disposable toothbrushes: Your teeth get dirty. And then you don’t have to leave your toothbrush somewhere!
- Travel dry shampoo: This stuff is FANTASTIC! If you don’t have time to shower, but still want to look pretty(ish) for photos – just spray it in. My wal-mart has Tresemme travel sized.
- Travel make-up remover wipes
- Travel Clorox wipes: trying to help out other germaphobes of this world
- Cottonelle toilet paper wipes: hospital TP does NOT sound nice
- Tide to-go: it’ll be great for the diaper bag!
- Aveeno Stress Lotion
- Vasaline / chapstick: I’ve heard your lips get pretty chapped.
- Hair ties: I made my own OR these are my favorite nonslip hair ties
- Stretchy head bands
- Fun nail file
- Blank or thank you notes: Mom and dad might want to thank the nurses or visitors!
- Baby Ruth candy bar: I printed out their last name and taped it to the candy bar using mailing tape
- Hand sanitizer: I made this! How adorable? Here the directions. In a nutshell, using a laser printer, print on a transparency. cut out, roll up, put in, push to the front, and viola! Now, mom can put it in the hospital room and it’s a cute way to make sure visitors have cleaned their hands. And it can go in baby’s room!
- And LAST but not LEAST, a container or basket: I chose a plastic container with a lid and handle! I would choose something that is easily travel-able. Maybe even a diaper or mommy bag!
What I thought about, but didn’t include:
- Books / magazines: For him AND her!
- Quarters: For the vending machines of course!
- Kleenex: Hospital kleenex CANNOT be comfy.
- Easy-access nightgown: One of my coworkers said she wished she had this
DIY Burp Cloths
I also sewed these! I’m pretty proud of myself. They MAY have ended up a little crooked, BUT I still think they’re cute! I used terrycloth as the backing and Joann’s had flannel prints for $2.99/yd! Here’s the tutorial I used.