Things To Pack In Your Hospital Bag During Delivery


Posted in Parents To Be on Thursday, January 10th, 2013

You are soon to become a mother and are restlessly counting days for the little one to arrive. But now is also the time to gather together all the essentials you’ll need during labour and birth and for the new born. It’s a good idea to have a bag packed by the time you are about 36 weeks pregnant so that you are never caught unawares.

 

If you ask your friends and family, they will come up with their own list of suggestions about what to pack for your hospital bag. Remember, it is better to over-pack than leave out some essential items. Here are the basics you should definitely pack in your hospital bag.

 

For Yourself:

 

For Labour:

 

Medical Records
Nightgown (Do check with your hospital if they provide their own)
Cotton Socks
Slippers
Towel and Napkins
Book, novel, magazine, crossword etc. Something interesting to read that helps while away your time.
Lip balm
Mobile Phone and Charger
iPod (in case, you want to listen to music)

 

After Labour:

 

Maternity Nightgowns
Nursing Bras (keep a few breast pads, just in case)
Disposable Panties
Toiletries
Sanitary napkins (Bring a couple of packs. Pack adult diapers for heavy flow)
Feminine Wipes
Wet wipes, hand sanitizer

 

 

For the baby:

 

Few pairs of clothes (some prefer old worn out clothes that are soft to the infant’s skin)
Cloth nappies (in case the hospital doesn’t provide disposable ones or you are not comfortable using them on your new born)
Caps
Swaddle clothes
Blanket/Quilt
Towel
Pair of Socks/Booties and Mittens
Baby wipes
Cotton sheets
Sweater (if its winter)

 

Here are a few tips to help you sleep correct during pregnancy and 5 essential tips for Fathers-to-be.

 

Have we left out anything that you packed and found essential? Or is there anything on the list you don’t think a mum-to-be would need? We’d love to hear your thoughts in the comments section below.

 

 

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