(Closed) Gift when visiting the hospital after the baby is born?

posted 7 years ago in Babies
Post # 3
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Sugar bee

A massage gift certificate, or something to pamper her.

Maybe once the baby comes there won’t be time, but right now in my last month pampering of any sort would be welcome with too much enthusiasm.

Post # 4
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

A gift backet with some good food because hospital food is disgusting. Sandwiches, fruits & candy.

Post # 6
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

For my SIL, I brought a dozen balloons (Mylar, not latex which most hospitals don’t allow), a little stuffed animal for the baby, and a basket of goodies to get her through her hospital stay (candy, disposable cameras, snacks, diapers, nail polish, a cute tshirt, etc)

Post # 7
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2010

Something small – they are going to have a ton of stuff to drag home as it is! Why not wait until they are home to bring them a gift?

Post # 8
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

@crayfish: That’s exactly what I was thinking. And with insurance plans what they are nowadays, it’s not like you’re really in the hospital long enough to appreciate anything while you’re there…

Post # 9
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

I brought some cake that my friend requested from Starbucks and a candle that she could enjoy. She really like the gift!

Post # 11
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

A gift certificate to a restaurant that does takeout!

Post # 12
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: December 2010

My best friend had a baby three weeks ago, and the day after, she emailed me a picture of the baby, so I had it printed and framed! She LOVED it! I also brought her a potted hydrangea, and a vanilla shake (at her request :-))

Post # 13
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

Ooooh, I like the takeout certificate idea.

Post # 15
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2018 - Our home and the two acres it sits on

Snacks, a nice heating pad thingy (the rice things, maybe?) and a new lip gloss!

Post # 16
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2008

I usually bring things that the NICU parents I deal with daily forget about. What is always forgotten: mittens (babies scratch their faces a lot), hats, socks, a nice warm baby blanket, sometimes they forget baby lotion and then ask for it (most hospitals don’t have baby lotion on hand)

I usually bring something for momma too…just depends what she is interested in. Sometimes magazines or a book, sometimes nail polish and lipgloss, and always snacks because I agree, hospital food SUCKS.

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