Are you going to be a mom for the first time – and confused about what to put in your hospital bag?
Let us guide you!
Although hospitals do things differently, it’s good to know what they will provide and what you need to bring yourself.
It’s also essential to pack slippers, toiletries, snacks, comfy clothing, and a nursing bra for yourself. And lastly, pack a few things for your little bundle of joy.
Here’s what you will need.
You have been waiting and shopping for the newest member of your family for a long time. It’s time to use the clothes and other items finally.
When packing the stuff for your baby , ensure that you take two or more outfits depending on your stay in the hospital. Packing two undershirts is also an excellent idea for layering if the weather is cold.
We recommend getting a cutesy going-home outfit because you’ll be taking your newborn home for the first time, and it’s a reason to celebrate.
Onesies look incredibly adorable, so why not take a pair or two along with you to the hospital. Moreover, you should get pairs of socks and a hat because the weather could become a problem for your little one.
Baby Products and Diapers
Before packing anything else in the bag, ensure that you have a sufficient supply of baby Baby. You never when do you need one. Get the smallest ones for the baby and get lots of them.
Also, avoid using scented baby products on your baby. The babies are born with incredibly sensitive skin, and it doesn’t sound like a great idea to apply chemical-filled formulas on the delicate skin of your little one.
And lastly, get a pack of unscented wipes to maintain cleanliness and hygiene at all times. Most hospitals provide diapers and wipes, but it’s always good to arrive prepared.
Multiple Cozy Blankets
Whether it’s cold or not, your little one needs a baby blanket because it’s always cold outside your womb. Packing a few receiving blankets is also a smart idea as they help in layering.
The soft and cozy will keep your baby snuggly the entire and let him fall asleep faster.
An Infant Car Seat
It isn’t an item for your hospital bag, but it’s essential to take care of how you will be taking your newborn baby home. We recommend investing in a rear-facing infant car seat and installing it in the backseat of your car.
Make sure that you install it before leaving for the hospital. If you’re not sure how to install it, don’t take risks and look for help. You watch a video or ask for a favor.
No doubt, welcoming a newborn baby is exciting and emotional. But don’t forget to prepare your bag a week before your due date. Double-check the essential items, and you’re good to go!