Last month, a friend of mine welcomed her first baby boy into the world! While she was in the hospital, I popped in for a visit and brought along some treats. My mantra is to never visit a new momma without some sort of treat(s) in hand!
Earlier that day, I had asked some mommas on Facebook what were some awesome items and/or treats that they received while in the hospital. I decided to use some of the suggestions and treat my friend to a goodie bag of New Momma Essentials.
Lip Balm was one of the top recommendations, so I picked up some Burt's Bees Lip Balm for my friend's New Momma Essentials goodie bag. I, too, remember how dry the hospital air seemed to be on my skin, especially my lips. I also included Burt's Bees Facial Cleansing Towlettes in my friend's goodie bag. Some other moisturizing goodies to help with dry, cracked skin might be Earth Mama Angel Baby's Body Butter or some Avocado Cuticle Balm. What new momma doesn't like to be pampered?
Breastfeeding products were also high on the recommendation list, so I picked up some nursing goodies. Earth Mama Angel Baby's Natural Nipple Butter is a must-have for any breastfeeding momma. Natural Nipple Butter is made with soothing organic Calendula and non-sticky natural plant butters to comfort and protect. It's also safe for baby, too, as it's lanolin-free, toxin-free and there's no need to wash it off before nursing. I also included Earth Mama Angel Baby's Organic Milk Maid Tea. Some other great suggestions were Lacation Cookies! Order some delicious lactation cookies from Milkin' Cookies or try your hand at baking some.
Baby Care items were also suggested as most hospitals, unfortunately, don't use toxin-free baby wash or baby lotion. When I delivered my youngest, I made sure to have my own baby care products and also made sure to include a diaper cream/ointment. So, I included BALM Baby's Diaper Balm in my New Momma Essentials goodie bag for my friend. BALM Baby's Diaper Balm is an excellent diaper ointment choice and is made of all organic ingredients in Hawaii. Some other great baby care products to consider including would be Sweet Knee Skin Care's On The Spot Moisturizing Stick as well as Sweet Knee Skin Care's Oatmeal Cookie Bath, both perfect for a newborn's delicate and sensitive skin.
Chocolate was mentioned and really what else is there to say?
So, what are some other must-have items you would include in a New Momma Essentials goodie bag?
Toni The Chic Momma