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Baby products for the wishing well?

on January 16, 2012

A new mom needs certain products to have a fully prepared nursery.  When a new baby comes home, the most immediate needs are diapers and wipes, though some parents may want unscented wipes or even cloth with water for a newborn’s sensitive skin.  Later on, products like Desitin for diaper rash and Infant Tylenol come in handy.  Note: Baby wash is not an immediate necessity as pediatrician’s recommend unscented Dove for newborns.    A wishing well at the shower filled with baby products from the guests is an easy way to meet the needs of the new mom.  We thought it would be fun to have each guest write their name on the product they donated so the parents could think of them when the product came in handy….”Aaaw, a rectal thermometer from Aunt Barbara.”  What could be sweeter?

Here is the request from a reader that was chosen as this week’s featured poem:


January 15, 2012 at 3:43 pm

Request for the baby products poem. I’m hoping this is the place you told me to send request for poem from you email dated 12/12/11.

Hi Dina, Here is a poem I wrote that can be used in the invitation:

Baby Product Poem

Please join us in welcoming the new little one

With good friends and food it’ll be lots of fun

If all brought a baby product it would be really swell

We’ll try to fill up the whole wishing well

Shampoo for her hair or Desitin is first rate

Lotions and soap would also be great

You can sign the item with a permanent pen

Each time it’s used, she’ll think of you again

They’ll be so excited, if this advice you do heed

When their little girl arrives, they’ll have all that they need

How great it will be to have their odds and ends

Contributed with love by all of their friends

Good times and laughter is what we will share

Mary will be thrilled to see you all there

In need of a special poem?  Ask jill the poem lady.  For customized  poems that can be framed for the guest of honor or the nursery, contact jill – the poem lady.

Poll Results

Should the bride or mother-to-be be able to opt out of unwrapping gifts at the shower?

Yes, it is her day and she should get everything she wants.

One response to “Baby products for the wishing well?

  1. Jane says:

    Is there a special poem to give the father-to-be at the shower to honor him in some way? I have heard about a Daddy tool belt. What is it and how can I make it part of the shower?

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