(Closed) Gift idea for friend who’s newborn isn’t doing well?

posted 7 years ago in Babies
Post # 3
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2011

Maybe find out what food places are in the hospital she is in and send a card with gift cards to those places? My brother was in the hospital for a few months and it can get REALLY expensive to eat at subway every single day 2 meals/day etc. 

Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

Food! Not sure how you’d do it, but maybe contact a caterer near them and arrange for a couple dinners to be brought to their home…?

 

Post # 5
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

omg. I’m so sorry! Poor baby, I’ll be thinking of him/her.
And I agree, food gift card. Maybe google yelp or whatnot to find good take out places near the hospital?

Or how about some portable games to keep them occupy while waiting during the baby’s surgery?

Post # 7
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2010

I don’t have a suggestion besides flowers, but I just wanted to say I hope their baby is ok!!!!!

Post # 8
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I agree with food. They are probably going to be in the hospital non-stop, and won’t even have a chance to enjoy the flowers. A nice delivered meal though would surely be appreciated as hospital food options can become old really soon. A thoughtful handwritten note certainly would help too.

Post # 10
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

@UpstateCait: Oh my. 🙁 Def go with CorgiTales’ idea–food is one of those things you need but is such a pain to think about when you are in crisis!

They’re lucky to have friends like you!

Post # 11
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2011

@CaitMarae i think that they will appreciate ANY amount. Don’t worry about it being too much/too little– just give what you can afford and I’m sure they’ll be grateful. 

Post # 12
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

I’m not sure where in TX they are but I live in Houston and almost all the restuarants by the hospital are pretty good. I think anywhere you get the CG for would be good but maybe try to get somewhere that has an option to deliver too?

Post # 13
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

Are they religious? If so, a good faith based book would help I think.  And I also like the food idea. 

Post # 15
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2009

 I totally agree with the food! When we had our baby in the NICU you spend so much time at the hospital that the food bill realllly adds up. You think its about $10 for two people to eat and thats about 3 times a day for how ever long the baby is in the hospital. Another thing is that when your child is in the NICU you spend ALOT of time just sitting next to the baby. It can get quite lonely, nerve wracking and honestly boring just sitting there. I would go to a local book store and find some sort of support or inspiring book for them to read.

 Its a long, hard and rough journey they are starting out on. I remember ANY support was the best. Even if it is just a little card sent to the hospital.

Post # 16
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Buzzing bee

What about an Edible Arrangement (fruit bouquet)?  They can be delivered nationally. 

I’d caution against delivering plants or balloons – I used to volunteer at a Children’s Hospital and these were big “no, nos”.

I used to live in Dallas, but its changed a lot since I lived there.  I’m not even sure what is near the hospital.  Post on the Dallas/Ft. Worth board – I’m sure local bees would help you!

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