Survival kits are no longer just for adventurous explorers or soldiers in the field. New mothers now have survival kits made especially for them. Survival kits can be put together too, and instructions abound on the Internet regarding what the kits might contain and how they can be assembled.
Symbols and Gags
Rather than overly practical things like diapers and a doting grandmother to take care of the baby while Mommy takes a nap, new mother survival kits contain small items that symbolize something or are meant to elicit a chuckle. Since the symbols or gags may not be obvious, the survival kits generally come with a nicely printed key of explanations. A penny may be for thoughts, and a notepad and pencil for recording the thoughts of a new mother. Tissues may be for drying the tears of the baby and the mother. A pacifier could be intended for comforting either the baby or the mother.
Room for Creativity
Home-assembled new mother survival kits open the possibilities for using creativity with the symbols and gags. Very personal meanings can be given to common items that can be found in drug stores, craft shops or just laying around the house. An eraser can be included to rub out the common mistakes that new mothers make, which would be quite appropriate for a grandmother to give her daughter who has become a new mother.
Chances for Connections
The beautiful part of the survival kit for new mothers is that the symbolism can forge connections between family members and friends that did not exist before. A simple symbol like a penny for the motherâ€™s thoughts can open up communications at a depth never before attained. Simply the act of putting together a survival kit brings a powerful message about caring.
Survival kits are easy to assemble and will cause the new mother to smile appreciatively.