(Closed) Did anyone visit you in the hospital (after giving birth) and NOT bring a gift??

posted 6 years ago in Babies
Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

I only ever visited one friend in the hospital after baby, but I just brought them food they could eat there or when they got home. I gather everything else is just extra stuff for them to bring home with them, so I’d bring it to them at the house later. 

So, I don’t think you are a bad visitor at all!

Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

Lunch is fine – personally, I wasn’t excited about packing up the gifts and flowers to bring home after we left the hospital, though I was certainly grateful for the gesture 🙂

Post # 5
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2010

Just pick up flowers on your way and then go visit when she comes home and bring a gift for the baby. You can just say you have something for the baby but haven’t been home today.

Post # 6
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2017

I had like 6 people visit without gifts, it’s not necessary. Flowers and a card are super sweet but again not necessary.

The only gift I got in the hospital was an emerald necklace from grandparents, (my son was born in May.)

Post # 7
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2010

Don’t worry about it!  I had too much crap to pack up and take home when I was leaving anyway.

Post # 8
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

I say flowers or cards are ok.

Post # 9
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Bee Keeper

I second the flowers! I have only been to see my BFF when she gave birth in the hospital or my SIL. I waited until both of them got home to bring them something else. One less thing for them to have to drag home with them.

Post # 10
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

Most people didn’t bring anything when they visited us– and i preferred that. The less junk to carry home, the better! lol

Food is a good alternative though!

Post # 11
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

No one brought me a gift. Well a few people sent flowers, but I’m not sure if that is what you mean by gift. I didn’t care or notice until just now that no one brought anything LOL. 

Post # 12
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

its easier to recieve the gifts at home else its just more to pack at the hospital, we ended up losing a little sleep suit from his grandma because it was accidently left at hospital. food is a good idea! x

Post # 13
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

Print out a certificate that says “good for one free middle of the night freak out session OR 4 hours of free babysitting”

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