If you are reading this post then most probably you are all set for the big day. My boy is soon going to turn 3 Years old. Can’t believe that time flies so fast, it seems like only few days back when I was going through doctor visits, ultrasound, vaccination sessions etc. My baby was in my imagination but know he is there in my arms. My baby gave me a problem free pregnancy & I never had any single reason to complain. But he decided to come a bit early (As he was born 21 days before the due date). No one was there except my husband & I was supposed to admit in the hospital; around 10 in night. Fortunately my hospital was ready otherwise my husband would not have able to managed things alone (It is difficult to find things late night).
So it is always good to keep your hospital bag ready in last trimester (around 8 month) to avoid last mintute hus hus. In this post I am sharing the checklist which will help you to pack your pregnancy hospital bag so you’ll be sure to have everything you need for yourself & your new baby 🙂
1. Sanitary/Maternity Pads: Post delivery you are going to bleed like hell, I know I may be sounding horrible but it is going to happen. So you need to buy some good quality of sanitary or maternity pads. My hospital provided me some during my stay to hospital. But you never know so buy your and keep it in your bag. After coming home I used Stayfree Dry Max Sanitary pads which are really good for heavy flow.
2. Baby Wipes: The baby wipes will be useful not just for changing baby’s diapers but for hygiene purposes as well. You have to extremely careful while choosing wipes for your baby as a baby’s skin is super sensitive. I always recommend #MotheSparshWipes as they are India’s #FirstWaterWipes, #UnscentedWaterWipes, made up of #MedicalGradeCloth which makes them perfect to use for each & every part (Even face) of the baby. You can safely use these wipes for hand & face cleaning.
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3. Disposable Diapers: I bought a small pack of disposable diapers for my newborn. I was not sure if we needed to buy one since I was expecting the hospital to provide this but we bought a pack anyway. If ever we don’t get to use it we can always just bring it home to use during outings or emergencies. I bought Mamy poko pants (for new born) and my hospital also provided the same.
4. Towels: You need to pack 2 towels, one for yourself and one for your little one. Do not forget to take few hand towels too.
5. A bed sheet and a pillow: No doubt you will be getting these in hospital but it is always safe to carry extra one.
6. Baby’s Clothes and Receiving Blanket: For my baby I bought few rompers, bibs pairs of socks and mittens. In India there is tradition of using old clothes for new born baby for initial 6 days. But I don’t have any so I bought new one and washed them properly. I placed them in a large zip-lock bag so each bag has one set of clothes that baby needs.
I also placed a receiving blanket in each bag.
7. Robe or Maxi: Take 3 or 4 robes or maxis in you hospital bag. You will be getting hospital dress but it is safe to carry yours. Buy use and throw types of robes or maxis.
8. Camera and Charger: For taking those sweet pictures of baby, mommy and daddy. If daddy is going to be busy, delegate this task to another relative or friend and if you like, make a checklist of what pictures you wanted taken at the hospital (e.g. mommy with baby, daddy with baby, picture of baby, mommy and daddy together etc.)
· Toothbrush and toothpaste
· Shampoo and conditioner
· Soap or body wash
· Face wash
· Lip balm
· Soap or body wash
· Talcum powder
· Baby cream
11: Thermo flask: Do pack two thermo flask in your hospital bag, one for tea & one for water for yourself.
12. A set of going home clothes, slippers, few packets of biscuits.
I am not an expert; it is a small attempt to help would be mommies to help. Please do mention your suggestion in comment box 🙂