What to pack in a hospital bag?

Getting closer for big day?  Have your bag ready by the time you are 36 weeks pregnant ,since you could go into labor anytime in the weeks before your due date,
Have your bag ready and you can place it in your car so you can avoid a lot of hustle at the time of going to hospital.

Things to pack for mother:

·         Get your id ready and insurance card too ,its recommended to get your hospital tour few weeks before delivery so exact at that time you can know where to go and park your car.
·         Your credit card for parking and vending machines.
·         Your phone and the charging cord.
·         Your eye glasses if you wear any, but if you wear contacts remember to bring your lens solution and lens case.
·         Get your dress ready for going to hospital.
·         Two lose dresses or gowns ,hospital provides you with gown, but if you want to wear your own you can bring your.
·         Any comfortable slippers
·         Toilettes your tooth brush ,paste ,hair brush lip balm ,you can bring your lotion shampoo etc,  hospital provides you with stuff, but it’s your choice if you want to bring yours.
Space can be limited, consider decanting your toiletries into smaller bottles.
·         Whatever will help you relax, if you like to relax on your own pillow you can bring one, make sure to bring printed one so it does not  get  mixed  with the hospital one.
·         Nursing pillow if you want feed your baby, use some specially designed pillow they will help and will be more comfortable
·         Nursing bras
·         Nipple cream ,cause at starting your nipples will hurt you a little so its better to use a nipple cream
·         Disposable under wears
·         Sanitary pads ,hospital will provide you with all the sanitary pads and under wears
·         Dress which you want to wear when you come back home.

Things to pack for your baby:

·         Installed car seat you can’t drive your baby home without the properly installed car seat its the law) read everything how to install car seat, and how to buckle up your baby correctly. You can  install your car seat few weeks before your due date, so you can save a lot of time before going to hospital
·         Baby nail files or clippers some hospital baby gowns have mittens which help babies to keep them away from scratching or you can file your baby tiny nails with baby filer because to cut your baby nails is going to be a real challenge.
·         Outfits for baby picture some hospitals provide you with newborn baby shoot so you can bring any outfit you like for your baby.
·         Outfits for hospital stay you can bring 4 to 5 outfits for your baby stay in the hospital
·         Undershirts make sure you bring some easy to wear undershirts for your baby ,they should be easy to removed during the stay
·         Socks
·         Burp clothes
·         Receiving blankets
·         Outfits for baby for coming home.

Things to bring for your partner

·         A lot of snacks to eat and drink
·         His id
·         His phone and the charger
·         Any book for him to read
·         Comfortable clothes
·         Slippers
·         Toiletries
·         Blanket and pillow if you want to bring your own otherwise hospital will provide you.
·         His prescriptions and medications if he is taking any.

What you don’t need to bring to the hospital

·         Baby diapers and wipes you don’t need to bring them to hospital because most of the hospitals provide you with allot the baby essentials during your stay.
·         Milk if you want to feed your baby with formula milk you don’t need to bring that cause hospital will provide you the formula bottles.
You don’t need to bring feeders and nipples because they will provide your newborn with all the disposable stuff
·         Don’t bring any expensive jewelery
·         A lot of cash or other valuable stuff

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