Whether it lasts two hours or two days, the labor experience is packed with adventure. Since you have spent time and money finding the perfect pushing present, you want to make sure your etiquette is up to snuff and that you give the gift at the right time. We’ll leave the optimal gift giving moment up to you, but we will tell you about certain times to avoid.
MAKING THE ROUNDS
Throughout the pregnancy process at the hospital, doctors and nurses will be in and out of your baby mama’s room as if there was a revolving door. While it is impossible to predict when the next person is coming in to poke and prod, try your best to time these visits so that you find a window of solitude. You can even ask a friendly nurse for a few “private” minutes.
Be sure to hand over the push present at a time when the mother is resting comfortably. Having her rip open a box while she is pinned down with IVs and loopy from anesthesia is probably not the way to go. Unless of course, your idea of a thoughtful give is The Best of MMA Volume 3.
When your newborn is in the room, he/she will be the center of attention. After birth there are several occasions when your baby will be brought back to the hospital nursery. Look at it like free babysitting that is being picked up by your insurance company! The happy couple gets one more moment alone before life changes forever.
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The last thing anyone wants is to have an intimate moment interrupted. When you are thanking your wife for carrying your child for all of those months, be sure that Aunt Gertrude or other family members don’t barge in. Target the push present gift giving to be outside of normal visiting hours.
Leaving the hospital with a newborn is similar to checking out of a hotel room. But after you check the closets and under the bed three times to make sure you have everything, you have the stress of trotting home a new baby. Add in the fact that everyone is tired and distracted, and you have the recipe for leaving something behind. If you’ve waited this long to give the push present, we advise you wait a little longer. Don’t give the gift the night before your hospital exit, instead, hand it over when you are back at home.
Push present etiquette is certainly subjective, and each couple will have its own set of unwritten rules. Try to find a quiet time to give the gift. Most importantly, enjoy the gift giving experience! Your sentiment behind the material object is the most important part.