Hospital Survival Kit Gift for New Moms and Dads

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Need a clever and practical baby shower gift idea? Put together these simple Hospital Survival Kits for new parents-to-be.  With printable tags and gift ideas, giving this gift is quick and easy for you!  

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A UNIQUE BABY GIFT FOR NEW MOMS & DADS

Let’s be honest, having a baby for the first time can be a bit overwhelming, albeit exciting. Babies are usually showered with gifts before they are born, but why not give something to Mom and Dad to help them celebrate the exciting life event of becoming parents?
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Plus, while babies do need essentials (see our Ultimate Baby Gift Guide here), moms and dads have the most work, so they deserve some love, too! 

WHAT’S TO LOVE ABOUT THIS GIFT

I received a hospital survival kit before I had my first baby and here’s what I loved about it: 

  • It’s unique! 
  • It’s easy to put together (thanks to Andrea who created these adorable printables for you)
  • These hospital survival kits are full of essential supplies that will help both mom and dad for the hospital stay.  Read: super practical, but also fun since parents don’t usually get gifts at baby showers. 

WHAT’S INSIDE THE HOSPITAL SURVIVAL KIT GIFT BASKET

Pick up some inexpensive baskets or buckets from the dollar store and fill them with some hospital essentials. We’re talking items that will help mom and dad through labor, delivery, and those precious first few days. 

MOM’S KIT INCLUDES:

  • slippers
  • water bottle (this one is my all-time favorite because it keeps water cold for 12 hours!)
  • candy dish and candy (for visitors!)
  • face and body wipes
  • loofa and body wash
  • chapstick
  • notebook
  • pens


FOR DAD’S HOSPITAL SURVIVAL KIT:

Don’t forget Dad! He needs something, too! He’ll love finding his Hospital Survival Kit filled with all sorts of fun things to keep him occupied.


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NEWBORN SURVIVAL KITS GIFT BASKET IDEA

If you want a gift that’s tailored to the newborn phase (and not just the hospital stay), create a Newborn Survival Kit with this tutorial. 

A Newborn Survival Kit prepares moms and dads for that sweet, but so tiring newborn stage with fun little items to help make the transition smoother. 

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It’s super easy to put together! Just select which gift items you want to give, cut out the tags and attach for a fun baby shower gift! 

HERE’S THE FREE PRINTABLES

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Once you’ve printed them, fill the baskets and attach the tags for those new parents to be!

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4 comments

Marcelle April 30, 2013 - 4:49 am

Such a FUN idea! I would have loved something like this when I had my baby. I’ll have to try it out on a friend sometime…

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Misty Frame April 24, 2015 - 11:21 pm

Hi how do I print the hospital survival kit signs? Thanks, Misty

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