Our thank you donut printables make fun gifts for nurses and are a SWEET way to show some appreciation! This post is sponsored by Huggies.
Two of my boys spent the first week of their lives in the NICU because they were born prematurely. It was a scary and emotional time, and I still get teary thinking about it. Every morning I’d wake up and call the nurse to hear how his night was. Then I’d rush down to the hospital just in time for his first feeding of the day. I would stay next to his bedside for as long as I could – watching him, holding him, loving him, and waiting for the day when I could finally take him home.
I wasn’t able to stay with my newborn sons all day like I wish I could have. But I would visit by myself in the morning, and then return to the hospital in the evening with my husband after work. We would stay for hours and hours, and leaving them each night was always so hard. Sometimes I held it together reasonably well, but other nights I would cry the whole way home. (I also blame the hormones!)
I couldn’t wait to wake up the next morning, make a phone call to the nurse, and start my day all over again. Those phone calls were the best way to start my day – and even when there wasn’t any good news, those sweet nurses knew how to make me feel happy and hopeful. As much as I wanted to have my baby home with our little family, I knew they were getting the best care, from loving nurses who became good friends.
The day we were able to take our babies home were some of the happiest dayss of my life, yet saying goodbye to the hospital staff was always bitter sweet. Those nurses were right by my side at times when I felt sad and helpless. I am forever grateful for their support and kindness. Premature babies need extra special care and attention that can only be provided by a special group of people: NICU nurses and volunteers. The work these nurses and volunteers do is literally life-changing. We’d like to honor them and the work they do, which is why I’m working with Huggies to give them a hug back!
For decades, Huggies has believed in the power of hugs to help babies thrive. According to a recent Huggies study titled “The Power of Human Touch for Babies“, skin-to-skin hugs can do more than calm a cry or soothe stress. Skin-to-skin hugs can help keep a baby’s heart beating at a normal rate. They can improve sleep and support healthy weight gain. No Baby Unhugged is Huggies vision to ensure all babies get the hugs they need. As part of this effort, Huggies is awarding $10,000 grants to 25 eligible hospitals. This will enable them to launch or add support to existing volunteer hugging programs. The Huggies No Baby Unhugged new grant program is providing much-needed resources and support for nurses, the babies they take care of, and the volunteers that make it all possible.
You can help give more hugs when you become a Huggies member. Sign up at and Huggies.com/NoBabyUnhugged and Huggies will donate $5 to No Baby Unhugged grants.
The No Baby Unhugged Program is what inspired me to make these cute donut printables and show some appreciation for those special NICU nurses!
Donut Gifts for Nurses
These donut gift tags are a fun way to thank a nurse or volunteer for all their help!
MATERIALS NEEDED –
- printable gift tag (download HERE)
- hole punch
- ribbon or twine
- Download, print and cut out the Donut Thank You Tags. Punch a small hole on the top of each tag.
- Fill a small jar with some donuts. Attach a tag to the donuts by stringing it through the holes. Lastly, tie it up with a bow.
- Give this special package to the nurses and hospital staff you love! 🙂
Huggies – the fastest growing diaper brand in U.S. hospitals – believes deeply in the Power of Hugs, which is why every diaper and wipe is inspired by a parent’s embrace. The Huggies No Baby Unhugged program helps ensure all babies get the hugs they need to thrive by supporting hugging programs in hospitals and donating diapers across the country. Learn how you can help at Huggies.com/NoBabyUnHugged. #HuggiesCouncil #ad