Visiting a friend or family member in the hospital after the birth of a baby is an important and lovely experience. Seeing that new baby for the first time will soften and warm any heart, including yours. Welcoming a baby into a family and home is joyful time that should be celebrated, and it is not too early to celebrate while the mother and baby are still in the hospital recovering and growing strong. Actually, it may be the perfect time. And to celebrate, it is common to bring a little gift to commemorate the event. So, if you are looking for a few ideas, look no further!
Something for the Mother – It is traditional to bring the new mother some beautiful, fresh flowers to place in her hospital room while she waits to be released. It takes a lot of work to birth a baby, so flowers are definitely in order. Or, you could sneak in a hearty fast food meal that the mother has not been allowed to eat during her hospital stay. And you can never go wrong with an assortment of chocolate.
Something for the Father – While much of the focus is placed on the mother, the father should be congratulated, too! After all, it is just as exciting a day for him as it is the mother. Does he have a favorite treat that you can bring him, like Oreos, a burrito, or candy? It does not have to be elaborate, just something that shows you thought about him.
Something for the Baby – Now, this is the most fun of all of them. Welcoming a new baby is fun! You can browse the baby section of any store and find a hundred great choices. You could buy baby ties for the new boy or some cute pink booties for the newborn girl. Or, opt for buying some fun toys that they could use for months and years to come.
Depending on the baby’s health and progression, one of the most rewarding things you can do is hold the baby. A baby is a precious gift, and it is hard to deny it when you have a baby in your embrace. So, do what you can to celebrate a new life by being involved and active in the lives of your friends and their gorgeous infant. It comes down to participating in their lives as you would like them to participate in yours.