(Closed) Care package ideas for mom-to-be?

posted 5 years ago in Pregnancy
Post # 3
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

@radical4peace:  when my best friend was in the hospital after having her first baby, i brought her a care package with comfy pajamas, slippers, magazines, and anti-stress body oils. also, i brought her a giant cupcake to celebrate getting over her gestational diabetes!

Post # 4
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2010

I’ve been getting a lot of pedicures because the place I go to spends time giving you a calf and foot massage.  My feet have been swollen and killing me at times.  Plus it is just a time to sit and relax.

Post # 5
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

I am making an assumption and I may be way off base here, but she is 17 and even if she has help (boyfriend? mom?), I am betting she will be struggling financially.  

I think buying her the necessities would be best, but buy her the next stage up (stage 1), not newborn because they outgrow those so fast and everyone buys her them.  Wipes, formula if she plans on using it etc. 

Maybe set her up for a monthly delivery of diapers through Amazon’s subscribe and save and she can tell you what size each month she is using so its the right type.

Post # 6
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

Not sure how well you know her, but we sent my pregnant sister BioOil (to minimize potential stretch marks), Nutella (for cravings), some cute maternity tops, a pedi GC, and a Pregnancy Fitness magazine (bc we knew she would like it).

Post # 8
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2015

I made one for my cousin for when she came home from the hospital. Dry shampoo, hair ties, hand sanitizer, lotion, facial wipes, candy, red bull (for the daddy), extra burp cloths, eye mask and back massager.

Post # 9
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

FWIW, I didn’t bother with the nursing cover after like a week.  It sounds like you have a great idea of what to get for her – the massage would be awesome!  I would also say some cute, and BIG pajamas…being 9 months pregnant in august will be uncomfortable, and she’ll love having something cute and comfy to sleep in and they could also be nice for post-delivery.

Post # 10
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Bumble Beekeeper

Honestly I think what a 17yr old who is about to have a baby would need most is probably more practical stuff than pampering stuff. I would send nappies/formula etc. I am assuming she isn’t working and is still in school etc.

Post # 11
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

I’m due in Sept and if someone sent me a pedicure or massage (even a post-natal one) right now I would love them forever! I think a little bit of pampering and a little bit of something practical, like diapers or burp clothes, would be a lovely gift!

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