Glam Up a Gift Card Gift with a Newborn Survival Kit
Car seats, cribs, rockers, layettes, nursery decor – all will likely appear on your friend’s baby-shower registry.
How about giving that mom-to-be what she really needs; plain ol’ cash in the form of a gift card.
I’ll admit a gift card isn’t the most exciting thing to see opened at a baby shower, so why not add a touch of creativity by including it in a DIY newborn survival kit.
I designed such a kit for a close friend’s baby shower and she had a great time unpacking it and reading about each item.
It was much more exciting than just opening a card with a gift card inside.
Here’s a list of items to include in your newborn survival kit and labels for those needing a bit of explanation.
Most items are available at your local dollar store.
Fun Newborn Survival Kit
Hazmat Suit (use during meal times and diaper changes).
Protect eyes from accidental sprinkles on the changing table.
Protection against toxic fumes during diaper changes.
Industrial Strength Gloves:
Help avoid touching biohazard waste material.
Remember to get every crack and fold!
To keep those stinky diapers far away.
Diaper Disposal Bags:
Biohazard Waste Material Disposal Bags.
You’ll need more…
Cleans bottoms, hands, and faces while doubling as a baby sponge bath!
Use at night and during the day, as necessary.
When sleep has evaded you.
So you don’t have to do this again in the near future.
just in case protection fails.
For when breastfeeding really sucks.
For cat naps anytime, anywhere.
For everything else.
To hold everything.
Use your own creative genius to add more items to the kit.
Pack everything into the basket and wrap it with a pretty bow.
Later on, the mom-to-be can use the basket as a diaper caddie.
Maisie Knowles is the founder of BestBabyStuff.com, a website reviewing only the best baby products.
She earned a B.A. in Communications from the University of Colorado in 2003 and currently spends most of her time at home with her two young girls.