Friday, November 7, 2008

Daddy Survival Kit

This was a fun little idea Gavin and Maddie and I worked on while I was expecting Ben. I decided that it would be fun if Brian had a small "survival kit" to bring along the hospital with him when I had the baby. Obviously, I would pack a suitcase of things I needed during my stay, but what about him?

I love getting free samples in the mail so I started scouting out samples that he could use. I ended up with a travel size bottle of shampoo, travel size deodorant, individual-size lemonade mix, four Viva paper towels, headache medicine, and several other things.

To fill in the blanks, the kids and I visited the dollar store and picked up a few other things like a toothbrush, a bottle of water, crackers, and some candy. I put it all in a gallon storage bag and we presented our gift to him at dinner one night a couple of weeks before my due date. He loved it and it really did come in handy, too!


  1. NOw thats a good idea! I am really weiord and would prefer daddy is at home with kids while I am in hospital... which is of course a lot easier since we are having a C-Sect and can plan everything.... so hopefully he can throw on some deodoarant at home! lol

    Many blessings-

  2. Great idea! I did a similar thing for Andy this past time. I did snacks, water, deodorant, a book etc. Really helped him staying occupied and with me!

  3. Great idea. I'll have to try that next time. This time I didn't even have time to pack my own bag, which turned our to not be a big deal since Jonathan was born in a triage room 9 minutes after we pulled in front of the hospital. Talk about a quick labor!


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