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New Baby "Oh Sh*t" box

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ObsidianWinter Fri 13-Jan-17 21:08:26

Ok, my little sister is expecting her first this year but she and her DH live 200 miles away so my DH and I won't be there to help with the inevitable panics which occur with every new parent. I'm thinking of putting together a box of things which they might need but not think of until it's too late.

The idea is that she can go "oh sh*t! I really need (some nappy cream/some teething gel/something to wipe up the projectile vomit all over the floor) but I don't have any and all the shops are shut!"... then she can just pull out the box and get the emergency supplies to tide her over until she can get to a shop.

So far I have:
Kids vapour rub
Lanolin cream
Saline nasal spray
Emergency nappies
Antibacterial hand gel
Disposable bed mats (in case of multiple sick/leaks in the Moses basket etc)
Baby wipes
Teething gel
Teetha teething granules
Baby wipes
2-3 premixed formula
Colic drops
Nipple shields

Can anyone think of anything else that might be needed at 3am when all the shops are shut?


mypropertea Fri 13-Jan-17 21:14:03


AlfieTheRailwayCat Fri 13-Jan-17 21:20:03


BellyBean Fri 13-Jan-17 21:26:25

Plain vest and baby gro?
Toilet wipes were a godsend for me for the immediate aftermath of labour.
Plus facecloth and snugly socks.

BellyBean Fri 13-Jan-17 21:26:58

Ie wet wipes for going toilet not flash wipes!!

PotteringAlong Fri 13-Jan-17 21:28:04

Do not put formula in without knowing her views on it. She might not want it precisely to stop her for reaching for it at 3am

PotteringAlong Fri 13-Jan-17 21:28:24

Also, Gin.

mylaptopismylapdog Fri 13-Jan-17 21:30:53

Sibling at other end of phone to reach out to when at end of tether, which I think you'll have covered judging by your list.

GieryFas Fri 13-Jan-17 21:35:54

Spare dressing gown / bedsheets (I appreciate these might not fit in a basket!).
Gripe water (or whatever you're now allowed to give to newborns).
Energy bars.
Straws (I couldn't bf one-handed to start with and got very thirsty).

You can probably tell I had a reflux baby...

FusionChefGeoff Fri 13-Jan-17 21:46:37


Babytalkobsession Fri 13-Jan-17 21:52:05

We did this for bro & sis-in-law. Included most of the things you list, bum creams that we know work (weleda nappy change for every day and yellow metanium for sore) etc, purple nipple cream, bath temp duck thing also nail scissors. They loved it smile

IfYouDontImagineNothingHappens Sat 14-Jan-17 07:20:47

No to formula and bed mats.

Yes to calpol plug in!

Coffee3 Tue 24-Jan-17 14:51:15

What a great idea!
I did something similar for my sister and included all of your list, plus maternity pads , a couple of dummies, snacks (biscuits) and drinks for her plus a voucher for just eat!

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