So, the best thing to do when feeling stressed and hand wringy is to
Hooded bath towel
Baby wash cloths or pre-soaped disposable ones
Baby book (for tracking weight, handprints etc.)
Baby scissors or infant nail clippers*
Crocheted baby blanket
*could be part of a first aid set
I know that when LO was born, people seriously acted like royalty had come out of my womb. In addition to three amazing baby showers, we received a gift EVERY day for her first SIX weeks of life. Gifts came from other countries and people we hadn't seen in years. Duplicate and triplicates of essential items like solid gold rocking horses. The best part was that we were terrified to put her in anything beyond the hospital shirts that you are supposed to use only at the hospital. I feel so grateful for all of the love and attention that we received so I thought this was a perfect charity for me.
So if you are in the area and you are going through your nursery and you find unopened packages of pacifiers that your child no longer wants (Never going to happen in my house) or unopened bottle scrubbers (um yes!) please pass them along. Also, if you are out shopping and you only need one of the above but the second is free, pass it along. I will be working on the layettes all year, let me know if you want to help!