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What to bring when visiting infant (not newborn) in hospital

Postby mrswongtuition » Fri Nov 12, 2010 8:20 pm

Will be visiting a friend's baby this weekend.
Hope to get something useful for their 1 month old baby who is in hospital now.

However, can't think of anything practical.

Am toying with the idea of giving baby an angpow as 'blessings'.
The parents can also put the money to good use with the large bill they are gonna face. Good idea? or bad idea?

My family's not the pantang type so I'm not sure if can give angpow in such scenario? Cos my friend's family is very pantang.

Please advise. Thanks :)

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Postby LOLMum » Fri Nov 12, 2010 8:40 pm

definitely not toys.

agree that angpow is more practical but if her family is the pantang sort, better check with her first.

what about diapers? i know hospital provides them but it also charge a high price for them.

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Postby mrswongtuition » Fri Nov 12, 2010 8:43 pm

LOLMum wrote:definitely not toys.

agree that angpow is more practical but if her family is the pantang sort, better check with her first.

what about diapers? i know hospital provides them but it also charge a high price for them.


I already advised my friend to bring their own diapers (the regular ones they are using).

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Postby mrswongtuition » Fri Nov 12, 2010 8:45 pm

Just wondering out loud: Is there any superstitious sayings about giving/receiving angpows when hospitalized?

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Postby magic mushroom » Fri Nov 12, 2010 8:53 pm

a very strong shoulder and prayers

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Postby mrswongtuition » Fri Nov 12, 2010 8:57 pm

magic mushroom wrote:a very strong shoulder and prayers


1. They are not the open type that will cry and tell me how they feel.
2. We are not of the same religion and frankly, they have a strong dislike for my religion. I'm already praying for the baby ever since I knew he was hospitalised.

Really hope to help relieve the financial burden by contributing a little something.

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Postby LOLMum » Fri Nov 12, 2010 9:17 pm

maybe the best thing to do is not to bring anything.

your presence is enough.

if all is well and when kid is out of hospital, just give a card/toys with an angpow (blessings).

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Postby Jennifer » Fri Nov 12, 2010 10:14 pm

I wont bring anypow to hospital.

When my late granny was hospitalised and I had some wedding stuff to pass to my brother, I brou them to the hospital. My brother later called me not to do so again. Think someone told him not very auspicious.

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Postby mrswongtuition » Fri Nov 12, 2010 10:15 pm

Jennifer wrote:I wont bring anypow to hospital.

When my late granny was hospitalised and I had some wedding stuff to pass to my brother, I brou them to the hospital. My brother later called me not to do so again. Think someone told him not very auspicious.


I just checked with my friend's mum, she's those superstitious type. She says angpow for blessings is ok. But wedding related angpows cannot.

Think will give an angpow together with another friend cos she's thinking of giving angpow too.

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Postby Jennifer » Fri Nov 12, 2010 10:18 pm

mrswongtuition wrote:She says angpow for blessings is ok. But wedding related angpows cannot.


Yap, I knew too late then. So I told him to throw away those I bou and to buy new ones for himself.

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