A few years ago now, I posted a gift that I made for a colleague who was about to go on maternity leave. And the same is happening again. The idea behind it, from my totally inexperienced, non parental point of view, is to (hopefully) make sure that when parents (particularly first time parents) are in the newborn adjustment time, they still have some basics to help themselves feel good. Or showered. I understand those two things may be the same!
The Updated New Mother Kit
Again, it’s a pretty simple bag of handy items. I included:
- Pawpaw ointment
- Travel sized dry shampoo
- Mum deodorant (again, deliberate brand choice!)
- Some mints
- Antibacterial wipes
The bag I bought this time had a fair bit of room, so there was the option to expand a bit, or to leave room for the recipient’s preferred/additional items. I think I’ll err on the side of larger bags in the future when I make this gift as I think it makes it easier for people to either add items specific to them, or replace travel sized items with slightly larger ones if they choose.
As I said last time, this could also be a great gift for a long haul traveler (or even a frequent domestic business traveler). Or maybe you have a forgetful person in your life that could do with this stashed in their car! How you apply this present is totally up to you!
What would you have liked to receive in a new mothers kit?