WHAT’S IN DADDY’S HOSPITAL BAG? | PAGE 3 of 5
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DADDY’S HOSPITAL BAG MUST-HAVE #1:
Pillow. Daddy should have a decent pillow, even if it’s just a travel size one. He’ll probably be trying to catch his zzz’s whenever he can, just like you. Skip the super flat or too-poofy hospital pillows and get him a pillow filled to his liking. Besides, if he has a good pillow, he’s less likely to snore and keep you up. Hospital rooms can echo… the pillow is worth it. This travel pillow is great because it’s small, but effective and if it gets ruined or left behind it’s not a big loss.
DADDY’S HOSPITAL BAG MUST-HAVE #2:
Snacks. We’re talking man snacks here. Things like:
- breads or even simple sandwiches
- hearty granola bars or protein bars
- nuts and pretzels
- dried fruit
- crackers and canned tuna
- fruit leather
- fruits and veggies cut up with hummus dip
- bagels or muffins
Taking your own snacks will save you money and Daddy won’t have to hunt down vending machines or the cafeteria. He (and you!) can get into his stash any time his little heart desires, whether the cafeteria is open or not. We usually take a small soft-sided lunch bag for things that need to be kept cool with an ice pack or two wrapped in aluminium foil. By the time the ice melts, the food is gone.
Make sure there are some low-aroma snacks Daddy can munch on while you’re in labor. You probably won’t be allowed to eat and labor makes my oversensitive nose go into overdrive! Any kind of food smells make me nauseous. But I always raid his snacks after I’ve had a baby. Child birth is a lot of hard work and I’m always famished afterward! Want a quick and easy way to get those snacks? This snack basket will come right to your door and it doubles great as a “New Daddy” gift!
DADDY’S HOSPITAL BAG MUST-HAVE #3:
Extra shirts. No one wants to wear “the badge of fatherhood” all day. Take a couple extra shirts for daddy. He will probably end up wearing some kind of bodily secretion by the end of the day. It’s a great time to get him a fun “Dad” shirt and he’ll appreciate not smelling like curdled breast milk or formula… or worse. You can click any image below to see that specific shirt. These shirts are fun and Daddy can wear them long after you leave the hospital.