Parent Kit

Cotton Ball…for times when you can’t hear yourself think

Rope…in case you get to the end of yours

Rubber Band…to remind you to stretch and grow with your children

Sweet & Sour Candy…to remind you that every child is different

Eraser…so everyone can start each day with a clean slate

Clock…to remind you that children grow up too fast

Puzzle Piece…to remind you that you are an important piece in the journey of your child

Marbles…to replace the ones you’ve lost

Band-Aid…to fix hurt feelings

Nuts…to remind you to laugh…get a little nutty

Tootsie Roll…to remind you to roll with the punches

Candle…so you never feel in the dark

Do Not Disturb Sign…to remind you that you need time to yourself

Aspirin…for when all else fails…take two

Peppermint…to remind you that your job as parents is worth a mint

A piece of velcro…for when you need to get a grip

These fun kits are made simply by adding all of the “ingredients”, printing the list of items and their meaning and putting it all in a jar with a nice decorative jar topper. These are inexpensive kits, especially if you can recycle the jar from your kitchen (keep your eye open for nice jelly and relish jars at the store.

New Mother’s Kit

New Mother’s Kit

Hershey’s Hugs and Kisses — for you and the baby for you both deserve them
Penny – for your thoughts
Pen & Journal – ( or the Journal Jar) — to write down your thoughts
Clock – to remind you that time will pass by too quickly, enjoy every moment.
Mirror – to remind you that you are important too.
Marbles – to replace the ones you will loose.
Jewel – now that you are a mother you are even more valuable.
Rubberband – to remind you that flexibility is the key
Lifesavers – to save you from one of those days
Tissue – to dry those tears, the babies and yours.
Toothpick – to pick out the good in all situations
Fireball – for times when you are burnt out
Lollipop – to lick all your problems
Eraser – to remind you that every new Mom made mistakes
Puzzle Piece – because you are an important piece in your child’s journey through life.
Starburst – for energy.


New Mother’s Kit

Eraser-to remind you every new mom makes mistakes
Puzzle piece-yuou are an important part of your childs big picture
Candle-for when you are burning one at both ends
Cotton ball-for the times you can’t hear yourself think
Rope-in case you get to the end of yours
Rubberband-to stretch and grow with your baby
Sweet & sour candy-to remind you every baby is different
Nuts-to remind you to get a little nutty
Silly putty-even babies love sillyness
Tootsie roll-to remind you to let the small stuff roll off your shoulders
Do not disturb sign-to remind you that you need time to yourself
Baby is sleeping sign-to remind others
Asprin-for when all else fails–take two
Peppermint-you are worth a mint as a new mom
Velcro-when you need to get a grip
Penny-for luck…you are on your way as a new mom!
Balloon-to remind you the sky is the limit in raising your baby
Cotton swab-for better listening
Foil-to remind you motherhood makes you shine
Glitter-a glimpse of how the world looks through a little one’s eyes
A pacifier-you’ll find a use for it!
Pink ribbon-to tie in her curly hair
Sugar–for a sweet girl
Spice–so she will have personality “Nice”
Cough drops–so she will be a “nice” girl!
Wooden apple–she will be the apple of your eye baby shoes–to keep her always running


These fun kits are made simply by adding all of the “ingredients”, printing the list of items and their meaning and putting it all in a jar with a nice decorative jar topper. These are inexpensive kits, especially if you can recycle the jar from your kitchen (keep your eye open for nice jelly and relish jars at the store.

Morning Sickness Kit

(Something to make you feel better)

saltines – for the sick in the morning feeling

chamomile tea – to settle you upset stomach

travel toothbrusyh – for a quick brush whereever you might be

mints – for fresh breath instead of morning sickness breath

gum – for a change when you are tired of mints

moist toweletts – for a quick clean up

wash rag – for wetting to sooth your tired brow

These fun kits are made simply by adding all of the “ingredients”, printing the list of items and their meaning and putting it all in a jar with a nice decorative jar topper. These are inexpensive kits, especially if you can recycle the jar from your kitchen (keep your eye open for nice jelly and relish jars at the store.

Father-to-be Kit

An address book with all the shower goer’s phone numbers
A roll of quarters
Dr. Spock’s book
Extra diapers
A face mask
Baby sitting coupons so parents can get out for some time to themselves
Film
Special hints from those who had kids
A small cloth frustration ball – for the times we needed to throw it on the floor.
Tapes or CDs of lullabies

Hand Lotion – to remind you that babies need lots of soft touches
Safety Pin– to help remind you to be safe
Marbles – to replace the ones you will loose
Lifesavers – to remind you that parents are lifesavers
Pen and paper – to write down your thoughts/memories to share when they are older
Wipes – for cleaning up those little messes
Candle – to remind you, you will be the light of that childs eye
Peppermint – to remind you you are worth a mint
Brag Book – so you will always have your child near
Sweet & Sour Candy – to remind you that every child can be both
Clock – to remind you that time passes to quickly…enjoy every minute
Mounds Bar – for the mounds of wisdom you will pass onto your child
Hershey’s Hugs & Kisses – because you deserve them~!
Happy Face (Sticker) – to remind you to keep smiling
Paperclip – to help hold it all together
Balloon – to remind you to teach the children to reach for the sky
Rubber band – to remind you that flexibility is the key
Tissue – to dry those tears, the babies and yours.
Fireball – for times when you are burnt out
Lollipop – to lick all your problems
Eraser – to remind you that every new Dad made mistakes
Playing card – Raising and educating children is a gamble
Cotton Ball — for times when you can’t hear yourself think
Rope – in case you get to the end of yours
Puzzle Piece – to remind you that you are an important piece in the journey of your child
Tootsie Roll – to remind you to roll with the punches
Candle – so you never feel in the dark
Do Not Disturb Sign – to remind you that you need time to yourself
Aspirin – for when all else fails…take two

These fun kits are made simply by adding all of the “ingredients”, printing the list of items and their meaning and putting it all in a jar with a nice decorative jar topper. These are inexpensive kits, especially if you can recycle the jar from your kitchen (keep your eye open for nice jelly and relish jars at the store.

Daddy’s Diapering Kit

This kit will contain a clothespin, plastic gloves (any kind from flimsy plastic ones to the big yellow heavy duty), goggles (check out dollar store or toy store), tongs (from kitchen section of dollar store), baby wipes (sample size will do) and baby powder. This is really funny to put everything in a tool belt. Don’t forget diapers too! Or put everything in something like a new diaper pail or bucket or even a new paint can bought from paint store.

Daddy’s Diapering Kit
by shirleyt@craftsayings.com

First clip the clothespin to your nose…
This is just the beginning of your woes!
Carefully pull on each surgical glove.
Remember you do this out of love!

Don the goggles and you’re ready,
Oh, the things you do as a daddy!
With tongs & diaper head for the trash
Setting a new record for the 3-yard dash!

Now those wipes will come in handy…
Just a little swipe and all is dandy.
Then sprinkle on a little smelly powder
And you just couldn’t be any prouder!

Oops! … Hurry and cover that little tush
Before you have a fountain gush!
And now your reward is one of bliss…
A great big slobbery hug and kiss!

These fun kits are made simply by adding all of the “ingredients”, printing the list of items and their meaning and putting it all in a jar with a nice decorative jar topper. These are inexpensive kits, especially if you can recycle the jar from your kitchen (keep your eye open for nice jelly and relish jars at the store.

Baby Memory Box

This has become one of my favorite baby gifts.

You decorate a box inside and out (any kind with a lid will work), I’ve used photo boxes, paper mache boxes etc. If I know the decor of the room I try and make it match by using fabric or wrapping paper.

I add a pen, a memo cube which I glue inside the bottom of the box and another small box or container to hold notes.

The poem can be put in a card or attached to the lid of the box.

Baby’s Memory Box
Baby books are great ideas,
but sometimes you’re too busy.
Living with a little one
can put you in a tizzy.
Milestones pass too fast at times
to find the proper page.
So, jot a note of each event
with date or baby’s age
(like “Took 3 steps on May the 1st”
or “Teething — 5 December”),
then drop it in this Memory Box
to help you to remember!
~ author unknown

These fun kits are made simply by adding all of the “ingredients”, printing the list of items and their meaning and putting it all in a jar with a nice decorative jar topper. These are inexpensive kits, especially if you can recycle the jar from your kitchen (keep your eye open for nice jelly and relish jars at the store.