Post # 1
Ok ladies, what would you pack in a “daddy bag” to take to the hospital for your husband/FI/spouse? I’m thinking about making one for Darling Husband for Father’s Day (I’m due in July) and I need more ideas! Assuming he can bring essentials like clothes, phone charger, etc., here’s what I have so far for “fun” stuff:
- Tooth brush/paste
- Quarters for the vending machine
- Batteries for the camera
Anything else I definitely need to pack?
Post # 3
@Mrs.D: That is so incredibly sweet. 🙂
Post # 4
Commenting to follow. Great idea for a post!
Post # 6
@Mrs.D: I love that you included toothbrush/paste in fun stuff!! Haha.
Seriously though, this is an amazing idea that I am absolutely going to steal from you someday! Very sweet 🙂
Post # 7
Deodorant (he’ll forget) and more food than snacks, breath mints and hard candies.
Post # 8
- Wedding: November 2013 - St. Augustine Beach, FL
Kindle with a gift card so he can buy a new book if he runs out of material to read.
Book for New Dads. (Some ideas: http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_ss_i_2_7?url=search-alias%3Daps&field-keywords=new+dad+books&sprefix=new+dad%2Caps%2C225)
Advil (in case you hurt him during delivery or for in case he gets a headache)
New Dad t-shirt or hat.
Change of clothes.
Cigars (real or the fake bubblegum ones.)
Hairbrush (hairgel if he uses it.)
Pillow (hospital pillows are terrible!)
Post # 9
@PermaStudent: Haha if I didn’t pack a toothbrush for him he wouldn’t have one!
@Asia: Thank you 🙂 My origianl plan was to get him some “daddy scubs” with Daddy embroidered on them, but that was when I thought I would need a c-section. Looks like I won’t now so I don’t think he’ll need to real scrubs if they just give him the paper kind to throw on.
@ItWasntMe: @beachbride1216: great ideas ladies! I’m kind of leaving other essentials out like deodorant and face soap because I’m assuming I’ll already have a little toiletry bag packed for us. Good suggestion on more food than snacks. We’ll be at a smaller hospital so I don’t know what their cafeteria situation is like. In the process of finding a t-shirt, I’m thinking something like this would be fun: https://www.etsy.com/listing/129335177/this-guy-is-going-to-be-a-daddy-t-shirt?ref=usr_faveitems
Post # 10
@Mrs.D: I LOVE this idea!!!
Post # 11
Definitely some trail mix/chex mix and some other fun candy like starbursts. Our friend brought us a bag of chex mix and we inhaled it in two days in the hospital.
(as a side note – remember that hospitals don’t serve food in the middle of the night and if you are breastfeeding you will likely wake up STARVING at 3am so that trail mix comes in handy for you too!)
And the best thing that you can give a new Dad is the ability to get out of the hospital for a bit every day (especially if that includes him going home to shower in his own shower). Don’t know how you can communicate that in a basket, but thought I would mention it too.
Post # 12
The main thing our birthing class instructor was adamant about was toothbrush/paste or mouth wash. She said we would want to stab our husbands if they were breathing in our faces saying “you’re doing great hunny, hee hee hooooo” with onion breath. I died laughing. I also see you have that covered so that’s good!
I will come back if I think of anything else but you’ve got a great start and some great suggestions by other bees. Maybe a redbull or other energy drink incase it’s a long night (or day… or day AND night – I hope not for you!)
Post # 13
- Wedding: March 2012 - Pelican Grand Beach Resort
I know it’s on there, but I cannot stress enough how important snacks are. I’d also pack him a pillow, a comfy sweatshirt, and snuggly socks.
Darling Husband did not bring enough snacks. He thought he did, but he was wrong.
Post # 15
@iRun2004: our hospital is about 7 minutes from the house, Darling Husband already said he’d be going home to shower and check on the dogs. I know he hates hospitals so I know he’ll want to get out some lol. My parents and his family will be there to keep me company too so I don’t mind him stepping out – you know, after the important part is over!
@mrsSonthebeach: I ordered a pillow for him today, it says something about being the worlds best soon to be dad on it, it’s cute. I thought that was more practical than a shirt he’d never wear again. I will double up on snacks!
Thanks for all the suggestions ladies!