Monday, April 23, 2012
Hospital Survival Kit Gift
Another in the Pinterest series today. I saw that some had put together a hospital survival kit for mom's as a gift. When I looked at the list I didn't think anything the person had included was of much use, so I brainstormed all the things I really needed when I was in labor. On another link, I saw that someone had used a 2 liter bottle as the vessel for a gift which looked super cute, so I merged the two ideas and made my good friend a kit for her birthday.
The attempt was to consider the items that I really needed in the hospital and I didn't realize I need until I was there. First, TicTacs and Mentos for dry mouth, plus chapstick for the dry lips. Face wipes to soothe or rinse off during the process. Hair ties. At the time Lydia was born I had really long hair that I kept in braided pigtails until after her birth. It was great to have the hair out of the way. My hair was in knots by the end of the unraveled braids. I had to ask a good friend to pick me up a huge bottle of Pantene conditioner and Eliot when out and bought me a big hair brush. So I included both, though I went with a wide toothed comb for her. The first shower was amazing so I included a bath sponge and body wash. I happily dumped half the bottle of the conditioner on my head while working out all the curly haired commotion piece by piece. A couple of granola bars, in case you are hungry and even if you aren't supposed to eat during the labor, you can eat right after, or as need for a snack in between visitors.