Post # 1
I’m going to go visit a friend in the hospital in a few hours. She just had her 2nd baby yesterday and I have no gift! I wasn’t expecting to visit her (for her 1st, she asked for no visitors) but I texted her today and asked if she was up for visitors and she was. D’oh!
I’m going to take them lunch… but feel bad I’m giftless.
Is lunch and well-wishes enough? Or should I also bring flowers and/or a present for the baby? (Maybe the hospital gift shop will be open???)
Post # 3
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
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
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
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
Don’t worry about it! I had too much crap to pack up and take home when I was leaving anyway.
Post # 8
I say flowers or cards are ok.
Post # 9
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
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
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
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
Print out a certificate that says “good for one free middle of the night freak out session OR 4 hours of free babysitting”