Thursday, June 28, 2012

"Give Back" by Surprising a New Mom with Goodies! {NUBY in the Community}

One of the great perks of my new role as a NUBY Mommy Blogger is that I get to be involved in community outreach with the NUBY Brand.

My first assignment in the NUBY in the Community program, was delivering new baby packages to local moms! How much fun is it to visit moms with their sweet little new babes!? And then make their day brighter with a bag of goodies! So fun! I even have a bright yellow "NUBY in the Community" tshirt to wear... well, when I can fit into it again! :)

NUBY sent me a gigantic box filled with tons of new baby/toddler items to create gift bags for 7 moms I know that either JUST had a baby or are about to! I had a blast packing up gift bags to deliver: 
I visited the moms and dropped off their personalized bags of NUBY products... I especially enjoyed sharing the concept of gift giving and charity with my son who went along on many of the visits! (Ignore the crying in one of the collages - he was upset that the gifts weren't for him I think... so I had to have him take some items out to show him they were all baby things he would not need anyway!) I am hoping this gets him ready for our new baby arriving soon!
The moms were of course delighted at the cute NUBY items to try with their new bundles! Many said they didn't have some of the items included and were excited to try them out!

So what is a great goody bag to make for a new mom? Here's a sampling of what I'd include (thanks to NUBY for the great ideas!):
  • Baby manicure kit - even if a mom already has one from her shower, it's good to have a backup for the travel bag, diaper bag, or second bathroom. Those little clippers, combs and such always go missing at the wrong time!
  • Pacifiers - if you're a paci-user, you know you can never have enough!
  • Paci-cradle - keep those paci's clean!
  • Teething toy - again, can never have enough - and it's handy to always have one cooling in the fridge for sore gums
  • Soft toy for stroller or car seat - great to introduce a new toy for a long car ride or doctor visit!
  • Rattle toy - again, another "never enough" item!
  • Sippy cups - try including ones for various stages, and if there are older siblings, a fun new cup for them too makes them feel included in the gift-giving that always surrounds a new baby!

Putting together a gift bag for a new mom is a great way to give back to moms in your community! I try to keep a few new baby items on hand, just in case a new mom stops over, or I have the chance to visit someone suddenly - it's always great to have a little something to bring them. 

Stay tuned for more NUBY in the Community posts in the next few months! I think my next stop will be the hospital where I deliver!! 

And find out more about NUBY baby products on FacebookTwitter, Pinterest!

I am writing this post as part of the NUBY Mommy Blogger Program. I did not receive compensation for this post, although as part of the program I may receive items to sample or review. All opinions are my own and 100% honest. 

1 comment:

Tiffany said...

Very neat. That's great that you got out there in your community and did some good. You're adorable pregnant too by the way. Great job!