Saturday, December 10, 2011

Hospital Survival Kit for New Moms

Please feast your eyes on Agnes Ann Colleluore:

Agnes was born on Thursday night and we are all in love with her!  Sharon and Joe are the first of our group of friends to have a baby, so Agnes will be the most spoiled little girl on the planet until another little one comes along.  She has plenty of faux aunts and uncles to love her!

Friday we visited the Colleluores in the hospital and we came bearing gifts.  Bonnie found a really cool hospital survival kit for new mothers on Pinterest a while back, and we thought it would be a great practical gift to take with us to meet Agnes.  Baby gifts are cool, but that means the new parents, in addition to remembering to take the kid and all her stuff home, need to remember a gift as well.  So we wanted to fill the bag with things that they might need to use while in the hospital, so there's less stuff to take home.

We stuffed the bag with the following items:

  • 4 mini bottles of water
  • baby powder
  • tissues
  • mouth wash
  • brush and compact
  • chapstick
  • gum
  • hand sanitizer
  • rubberbands and headbands
  • baby wipes
  • candy
  • fuzzy socks
To dress up the bag, which already had a cute pink bow as a handle, I used the free printable provided by the blogger who posted the original idea. I love free printables!  The little things make me so happy - plus she made pink, blue, and gender-neutral green labels so us less photoshop-inclined peeps can choose which one to download... :)

I cut out the pill-shaped pink kit label and attached it to the bag - she also included little footprint labels that you can use to hang from the handle of the bag.  I didn't use them, but they're so cute!

Here's the finished product:

I know for sure the candy was used since it was almost gone before we left the hospital that day!  Hopefully the rest of the items came in handy :)

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for putting the bag together! :) It was awesome that I know Sharon appreciated!