Thursday, November 10, 2011

Hospital Survival Kit

How cute is this? What a great baby shower gift, or a just-cuz-you're-about-to-release-a-human gift! Check out this Hospital Survival Kit ideal for mommies - though it could work for anyone who is/will be in the hospital for a few days.

Based on things I've read about pregnancy and birth, I would suggest possibly adding some combination of these:

~*~ magazines

~*~ toilet paper (apparently hospital grade is no good on your sensitive areas)

~*~ eye mask (I'm super light sensitive, esp when I'm in pain)

~*~ cozy socks (just me?)

And don't forget about daddy's needs:

~*~ Gift cards for fast food (babies come at all hours)

~*~ Snacks

~*~ travel mouthwash and/or deodorant

What would you add?

UPDATE: Wow, there are lots of fun survival kits online! Check out two more!

A quick note on the Reaves kit: as I understand it, the active ingredient in Tylenol PM is a no-no during pregnancy. I *SWEAR* by Unisom (different active ingredient), so I'd use that instead. :)


Nicole said...

Hi there! Thank you for the link back to my blog on the pregnancy survival kit. I think all pregnant women should consult their doctor before taking any medication, but Tylenol PM was recommended by my OB to ease end-of-pregnancy pain and sleeplessness.

Karma Darling said...

Thanks for the info - always good to have a second (or third, or fortieth) opinion! I'm in week 24 and starting to see how the pain killer plus sleeping agent might be necessary soon...