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WHAT’S IN MY HOSPITAL BAG FOR BABY #2. Since this is my second pregnancy, I have a little more experience. This time, I am only packing things that we will actually need so this is what’s in my hospital bag and what’s in baby’s hospital bag the second time around.
- Documents: Make sure that you make a folder that contains all your documents such as ID proof, insurance documents, and hospital forms.
- Dresses: Be sure to pack loose clothing that has buttons on the front in order to be able to quickly undo them for breastfeeding. When going to the hospital, if you do have the time, wear loose clothing that is old since you won’t be using it again.
- Footwear: Take slip-on as they are the easiest to get in and out of.
- Lip balm: Most mothers find that outside their labor room their lips start to dry out. Keep a lip balm to protect your lips from the air conditioning.
- Breastfeeding Pillow: Bobby pillow or breastfeeding pillow for use soon after birth.
- Underwear and sanitary napkins: Most hospitals provide this if not you will need extra pairs of underwear and sanitary napkins during your stay in the hospital post-delivery.
- Phone Charger: Be sure to pack your mobile and charger. If you have a toddler like me, do pack an iPad or tablet to keep her occupied.
- Going home clothes: Be sure to pack comfortable clothes for you to wear when you are discharged from the hospital.
- Nursing bras: Read up on the different types of nursing bras and try a few to select a style that you are most comfortable with. Choose a bra that does not have an underwire. Pack at least two nursing bras.
- Breast pads: This will help soak up any unexpected leaking of milk as you learn to breastfeed.
- Maternity pads: You will need pads after birth and be sure to pack at least an entire pack. Some hospitals provide maternity pads, do ask your doctor before packing.
- Nightshirt: Pick 2-3 nightshirts with a front opening as it will help with breastfeeding.
- Toiletries: Do not forget to pack towels, soap, shampoo, toothpaste, face wipes, hair ties, hairbrush, and floss.
- Postpartum Tummy tuck belt: The practice of tying the stomach after delivery has been around for a long time as it is believed to tighten the muscles, reduce swelling and even provide support to the back.
- Breastfeeding Pump and Nipple cream
Baby’s Bag :
- Two to three onesies and rompers.
- A Swaddle wrap or baby blanket to keep your little one warm.
- Nappies and wipes: Be sure to pack as many as you can as a newborn can go through a lot.
- Muslin cloth or washcloth for mopping up any milk.
- One pair of socks and booties for the journey home.
- A woolen hat to protect your baby’s head on the way home.
- An outfit to go home in when you and your baby are discharged.
- A baby car seat can be the best way to transport your baby back home as it is safe and comfortable.
- Burp cloth to clean the spit ups.
- Grooming set for the newborn.
Did I miss anything? If so, leave a comment below!
Hope this post is useful for all you first-time mommies. Have blessed labor 😉