Tuesday, 15 January 2013

Gifts for new mums and bubs


Two of my friends had babies last week, one on Monday, one on Tuesday, one a little boy, one a little girl and both very, very cute! It's been a special week. I love waking up to new photos of mummies with their sweet babies and getting updates on how the little guys/girls and their parents are doing. Both of these babies (and their mummies) are very special as they had to get through a number of obstacles to be brought into this world safely. 

I remember those first few days in hospital after having Cruz. Friends and family came and went with beautiful flowers for Tim and I and the cutest outfits and cuddly bears for Cruz, but what I remember the most and what I found the most special was the thought my parents put into bringing me a special treat each day. It meant the world to me that despite the cute little bundle, that was now their first grandchild, having entered the world - they thought about me. My dad had even arranged for some roses to be left next to my bed (while I was in labour) with a note on them for when I came out of the birthing suite and was moved into my room. It was the last thing I expected at two in the morning, but it made me feel loved beyond words. 

And so I guess that warm and fuzzy feeling of being thought of has always stuck in the back of my mind and still does today when I take little care packages up to friends. Today I thought I'd share some of the things I added into the bags, that I had found useful while I was in hospital with Cruz.  


In each bag (one with pink goodies, one with blue) I added:
  • Kool mints for mum to nibble on
  • A pink or blue jumpsuit to dress their new addition in
  • Tissues for both the happy and overwhelming tears that can follow birth
  • The latest parenting magazine for when visitors die down and days get long
  • Hand cream
  • Antibacterial gel
  • Mouthwash - oh how I wish I had remembered this in my hospital bag
  • Tic Tacs
  • Face wipes to freshen up
  • Antibacterial wipes
  • A new car for the big brothers         
 

They are simple packages, but hopefully packages that let the mums' know that I am thinking about them, as well as their new little delights. 

Is there anything else that you would have included? I was kicking myself that I didn't find slippers and suitable chap sticks for them. 

4 comments :

  1. Great ideas!
    For my first birth one of my
    Friends got me some beautiful bath gel.
    It was so nice because in those early days with little
    Sleep and constant feeding - a shower was a little
    Bit of luxury and having that lovely shower gel just made
    It that extra bit more luxurious ! :)
    Tanya

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  2. Thanks Tanya. What a great idea - ill add the shower gel to the list for the next round of babies!

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