I over-packed my hospital bag, but there was one thing that I forgot: Snacks. Not for during labor. But for AFTER.
After the marathon of giving birth, the delivery of the placenta, the wonder of breastfeeding for the first time, a little bit of rest...I realized I was very hungry. The hospital kitchen staff dutifully brought me a plate of unappetizing mush and mish-mash (applesauce, wilted green beans, chicken dunked in cream sauce). The hospital didn't provide meals for my husband (who, by the way, wasn't excited about the fare either). So we both had rumbly tummies. Fortunately, my mother-in-law ended up bringing us sandwiches, which we ate gratefully.
Next time around, I will bring a little basket of snacks with me - crackers, pretzels, perhaps some fresh berries in a cooler. One snack option that I will consider is Snikiddy.
I wrote about Snikiddy back in January as a great snack options for kids (and their moms too!) because “all the ingredients in Snikiddy Snacks are free of pesticides, herbicides, genetic modification, and refinement.” A great alternative to your typical Chip's Ahoy.
Snikiddy currently offers seven different snack items: Rockin‘ Ranch Puffs,Pizza Pie Puffs, Grilled Cheese Puffs, Chocolate Chippers(my favorite), Cherry Oaties(my second favorite), Mac 'N' Cheese Puffs, and Banana Nibbles. You can find Snikiddy products at a store near you or buy them on Amazon.
YOUR TURN: Did you bring snacks with you to the hospital/birth center? What did you munch on post-labor?
WIN IT! One winner will receive a Snikiddy Snack Pack with a variety of Snikiddy snacks. To enter, simply leave a comment and your e-mail address on this post prior to Sunday, June 1. The winner will be announced and contacted on Monday, June 2. * Winner must provide a U.S. mailing address.
*UPDATE* The winner is #53 Sarah S. Congratulations!