Pregnancy Tips: Your hospital bag checklist

Pregnancy Tips: Your hospital bag checklist

The countdown has begun, and you can't wait to meet your new baby. To help you prepare for the big day and the trip to the hospital, we've created a handy checklist of necessities and nice-to-haves that should go into your hospital bag.

The D-day is almost here and we bet you cannot wait to meet your new baby. But there are just a few more things to cross off your to-do list, including making sure that you are well prepared for the big day.

We have created a handy checklist of the “must-haves” and “nice-to-haves” that should be there in your hospital bag for the trip to the hospital. Do make sure that you have your bag packed and ready to go a couple of weeks before your due date, as babies can sometimes arrive earlier than expected.

We bet you can't wait to meet your baby, but do make sure you all prepared for the big trip to the hospital.

We bet you can’t wait to meet your baby, but do make sure you all prepared for the big trip to the hospital.

Things for mum-to-be

  • Two bed pillows with favorite cases
  • Lotion or massage oil
  • Warm socks
  • Lollipops for a dry mouth
  • Paper fan
  • Soothing picture for focal point
  • Wooden back massager
  • Nightgown(s) that opens in the front for nursing
  • Robe and slippers
  • Shawl or sweater to put over hospital gown for nursing
  • Panties and nursing bras
  • Sanitary pads
  • Comfortable clothes to wear home
  • Toiletries such as toothbrush and toothpaste, shampoo and body wash
  • Bag for taking extra items home

For dad-to-be

  • Insurance information
  • Snacks for labor
  • Cell phone and charger
  • Reference handouts from childbirth class
  • Change of clothing
  • Toiletries, including razor (no scratchy cheeks, Dad!)
Be all prepared to record the big moments. You will only have one chance!

Be all prepared to record the big moments. You will only have one chance!

For celebrating the big day

  • Music and music playing device (phone, computer, tablet, or CD player) for labour, birth, and nursing the baby
  • Camera and film/phone /digital camera / camcorder for birth and baby photos and video
  • Batteries and chargers

For taking your baby home

  • Going home clothes, including a hat and receiving blanket
  • Car seat already installed in the back seat of the car
  • Spare diapers and wipes

For preparing your home for visitors

  • Extra toilet paper, paper towels, and tissues
  • Hand soap and hand sanitizer (clean hands required for holding the baby!)

For your baby (and you) at home

  • Diapers and wipes
  • Gentle clothes detergent
  • A toy or other welcoming nursery decor
  • Pre-made meals in freezer (or takeout/delivery menus from restaurants) for hungry parents
  • Lots of love and cuddles

 

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