March 26, 2012

Baby Shower Gifts: Hospital Emergency KIt

Spring is here, and it seems like there are always lot's of new babies in the Spring!  I have two good friends expecting in May, and over the next month or so I will be sharing some of the little projects that I have put together for them.

Baby showers always have such CUTE gifts and I'm starting to try to gift something unique, creative AND useful!

Quite a while ago, I stumbled across these fantastic Hospital Survival Kit (free) printables from My Own Road, and I couldn't wait to use them!

The original concept used the printables on a gift bag, but I decided to repurpose a small white square gift box for the occasion.

Since I'm sure you're curious about what I put inside, here are the specifics:

(+) Change for the parking meter
(+) Mouthwash
(+) Toothpaste & travel-sized toothbrush
(+) Hair elastics
(+) Gum
(+) (not pictured) Gift card for the hospital coffee shop (because hospital food is not good)

Some of these things may seem like common-sense items for mom-to-be to pack in her hospital bag, but interestingly, I actually FORGOT my toothbrush during my baby's birth.

The whole box can just be added right to the hospital bag, and mom-to-be can be worry free for some of the essentials!

You could also create this as a gift for any friend or family member who will be staying in the hospital - putting your own spin on it and including some of their favourite things.

Thanks to My Own Road for creating such a great set of printables!  Be sure to visit the blog to print your own!


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