Sometime during that last six weeks of your pregnancy, it’s a good idea to pack your hospital bag. With my first child, I didn’t pack one until my water broke.
With my second a decade later, I packed about a week before my due date. And in both cases, I packed the bare minimums … comfy nursing shirts and yoga pants, a book to read, my favorite blanket, and some showering stuff.
Oh, and a tennis ball (which, by the way, proves invaluable when you’re having back labor). I didn’t really need much more than that because the hospital provided everything else.
So I find the Push Pack by Small Batch StudioÂ to be an interesting concept.
It includes all sorts of sample-sized items that new moms will want and use, like lavender-scented shampoo, a shaving cream and razor (though truthfully, I wasn’t thinking about that the day after delivery), toothpaste and toothbrush, maxi pads, breast pads, disposable underwear, socks, playing cards, nipple cream, thank you cards, a cup of oatmeal with a spoon and some Preggie Pops.
There’s a few other goodies too, but you get the idea.
All in all, it’s a cute kit. But is it worth $65? Granted, all of the products are organic and all-natural. And don’t get me wrong, I think this would make anÂ excellentÂ shower gift.
But I don’t think I’d buy it for myself. Not when I have some of this stuff on hand, and I know for a fact that the hospital provides all of the other stuff. And frankly, when you’re in the hospital, you don’t seem to have time to write thank you cards … you’re too busy enjoying your new baby!
I would classify this as a “maybe” for new moms. What do you think? The website seems geared toward the idea of this being a gift … for either a first-time mom or a mom with little ones already running around (and, in theory, doesn’t have time to pack a hospital bag), but I don’t know.
Have you used the Push Pack or purchased it as a gift? I’d be curious to hear your thoughts!
photo credit: small batch studio