Just in case you missed all the hubabalu around here, I had triplet boys earlier this year. As the end to a trying pregnancy, I spent ten days in the hospital- seven before having the boys, and then three afterwards. This stay was extremely difficult. I was miserable, far from the comforts of home, and hooked up to monitors every few hours. I was blessed to have lots of visitors who brought me food and goodies. But during my stay I discovered that there were items I had either forgotten to bring with me or wished that I had sent someone out to buy for me. Do you have a new (or soon-to-be) mom in your life? Here are the must-have essentials to pamper her with a New Mom Hospital Gift Bag, complete with the Cottonelle Clean Care Routine.
Being in the hospital means every day is a bad hair day. Hair ties, hair bands, or other supplies are great items to give to a mom in the hospital. And for some reason, those were the items that I completely overlooked to pack in my personal hospital bag.
Most hospitals will supply a soap bar or maybe a small vial of lotion, but the brands they offer are generic and not very pampering. If you know the mom’s specific brand preferences, then by all means include those in the bag. But, if not, then pick a popular brand that is a winner with everyone. I liked getting Burt’s Bees products. They have wonderful hand cream and lip balm. A nice soap is a great idea for the bag, too. Buy a small trial size of a soap like Dove. Trust me- your new mom will appreciate using a non-hospital brand soap after her delivery or during her stay.
Cottonelle Clean Care Routine
Ok- let’s be honest. Having a baby, whether by “normal” means or a cesarean section, wreaks havoc on a gal’s nether region. Hospitals supply items like Witch Hazel Pads or little water squirt bottles and rough toilet paper. If there’s anything that needs pampering after having a baby, it’s the nether region for sure. I totally wish that I had thought to ask someone to bring me the toilet paper and moist wipes from the Cottonelle Clean Care routine.
The Cottonelle Clean Care Routine starts with the Cottonelle Fresh Care toilet paper. This toilet paper is super soft, durable, and absorbent- all things that a toilet paper should be after having a baby. Follow it up with the Cottonelle Fresh Care moist wipes. These wipes are flushable (yay!) so no one has to see it thrown in the trash. The wipes are gentle on those wrecked-after-baby intimate parts, and they get rid of that yucky after-birth feeling. The fact that they smell awesome is just another plus. Even if you feel strange giving a new mom toilet paper, the Cottonelle Fresh Care moist wipes are truly a must-have for a New Mom Hospital Gift Bag.
Walmart currently has an exclusive deal where a purchase of the 24 pack of Cottonelle Fresh Care will get you a FREE Cottonelle Clean Care dispenser. Pampering your new mom AND saving money- Yes, please! To see the in-store details of this deal, have a look at my Walmart Shopping Trip.
Are you a fan of the “The Talk” show on CBS? On June 28, 2013, Ayesha Brown and Sharon Osborne shared their own care routines and shared the importance of staying fresh and clean. Check out the hilarious segment! To stay up-to-date with the Cottonelle Fresh Care Routine, be a fan of them on Facebook. Or join the conversation yourself on Twitter!