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Every pregnant woman gets the same advice. Sleep now before the baby arrives because after that you can say goodbye to sleep for awhile…a long while! I heard that over and over but until the baby actually came, I didn’t take it very seriously. Well, once she made her appearance, I realized that all those people were right! Until you’ve been there, you have no idea how exhausting it is to wake up every 2-3 hours, every night! Thanks goodness our babies are so darned cute, right?
That’s when I discovered my new best friend…coffee! Sure, I’ drank coffee here and there but it wasn’t a daily thing. However, once that little bundle of joy arrived, coffee wasn’t just a treat, it was an absolute necessity! There is nothing that smells better when you’re exhausted then the aroma of a freshly brewed cup of coffee (though you probably can’t grab it right away because you’re trying to make a bottle in one hand while holding a newborn in the other)! That’s why I’ve come up with the perfect gift for new moms…the “New Mommy Survival Kit”! It’s Dunkin Donuts® to the rescue!
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I went straight to Walmart to pick up everything I needed. The girls stayed home with daddy so it was like a mini-vacation for me and I took my sweet time! I hit the coffee aisle and picked up my favorite new discovery…Dunkin’ Donuts® Coffee Creamer Singles. I am absolutely loving these! Not only do they come in three flavors, Hazelnut, Caramel and Vanilla, they don’t even need to be refrigerated. You can leave them right on the counter next to the coffee maker to save precious time when you’re rushed in the morning (or when you’re trying to make that coffee ASAP, because you know you have a limited time before the baby is up again).
Once you have your creamers for the gift basket (and maybe an extra box for yourself), it’s time to add a few other things. It’s a given that you have to include coffee…Dunkin Donuts®, of course. I bought the bags but you can also find Dunkin’ K-Cups® in all kinds of flavors and varieties.
Don’t forget the sweetener…
You’ll also want to add an economy sized coffee cup! I saw some cute ones that would have worked but I think she’ll really appreciate the largest mug you can possibly find! It should last her at least 5 minutes before she needs another cup!
A new mom always needs snacks around because it’ll be a couple years before she’s able to sit down for a hot meal again! Okay, maybe that’s an exaggeration but to a new mom, it sure feels that way! I made a yummy trail mix with a variety of nuts, raisins and dark chocolate chips and divided it into easy single serving bags.
Finally, you’ll want add a little something for when her supplies run low and she needs to buy more Dunkin’ Donuts® Coffee Creamer Singles, coffee or maybe even some diapers! You can never go wrong with a gift card!
Now it’s time to put it all together to create the ultimate “New Mom Survival Kit”!
If you really want to go all out, just add the new mom clothing essentials…yoga pants and hats! For now though, I think she’ll be pretty happy with her new survival kit!
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What essential items would you include for a new mom?