Choosing baby shower gifts can be a challenge, and no one wants to be that friend who gifted baby his 14th fleece blanket. Break out of the mold and gift your pregnant mama friends something original!
Love practical? The best baby shower gift I’ve ever received was a baby first aid kit.
And you can make or buy this baby shower gift! Adapt it to mom and baby’s needs, the climate, family preferences (is mom earthy or organic?), the number of children in the family (read: more kids, add MORE Bandaids!), etc. Use the list of baby first aid kit supplies as inspiration to build the perfect kit for your friends. No one knows your expecting mama friend’s needs better than you.
P.S. If you’d like to add a little something extra for mom, like a gift card for a pedi (chances are she can’t reach her toes!) or movie tickets but aren’t quite sure what she’d like, run the idea by her main man. Here’s a great list of even more “why didn’t I think of that?” baby shower gifts.
Most of the supplies listed below for the baby first aid kit can be purchased online, but I’ll add links to the DIY’s recipes too. Use your creativity for packaging this all up.
Stash supplies in:
a tin lunchbox with mom’s favorite childhood character,
or even inside an empty plastic stackable baby wipes container!
Let’s get started!
Baby First Aid Kit Supplies
- Baby nail clippers
- Cotton balls
- Forehead baby thermometer
- Hand sanit | Jellibeanjournals.comizer
- Wet wipes
- Tiny scissors
- Hospital tape
- Children’s Tylenol
- Natural cough syrup
- Homemade tummy rub or BUY
- Homemade vapor rub or BUY
- Coconut oil (as diaper rash ointment)
- NoseFrida Nasal Aspirator
- Mini pack of diapers
- Baby Nasal Mist
- Baby silicone toothbrush
What other items would you include? Please tell me in the comments!
Hannah B says
Rather than a forehead thermometer I would recommend a rectal thermometer. In the first few weeks, when fevers can be so serious, a rectal temperature is most accurate.
Thanks for the tip, Hannah. I had no idea that digis were less accurate when babies are tiny. To be honest, I have a hard time with rectal thermometers. My eyes just can’t read those tiny little lines.
Chelsea @ Life With My Littles says
YES! I totally agree with this! We got a little baby health kit and it was fabulous! We’re still using it with our third baby!
Aren’t they the best? Mine grows little by little as my kids get sick, but just having the basics when you need them is such a relief!
I love this idea and pinned it, but please do not ever give aspirin to anyone under the age of 18, aspirin can cause Reye’s Syndrome, a rare, but serious condition, so why take a chance, just use Tylenol or Motrin.
Goodness, I didn’t know about this, Gail. I took it right off! Thanks for the tip.