New Mom To Be: Checklist For Mom And Newborn Baby Hospital Bag
Mom To Be: Checklist for the Mom and Newborn Baby Hospital Bag
As a new mom to be, you are probably learning quickly how important it is to be prepared for any situation. You are also most likely becoming quiet proficient in writing and completing checklists!
When To Pack The Hospital Bag?
So much to do during this late pregnancy phase! I recommend in the “What To do during pregnancy” article that you pack your hospital bag by month 7. My son was premature, and I was very relieved that all of my prep was done by that time!
I also recommend planning to pack your hospital bag for a few days worth. If you are a super plan ahead-er, you may even pack as if the birth could take place out of town. You never know if baby could decide to come early!
My first labor was 22 hours long with a few days spent in the hospital afterwards. My advice? Over pack. Do not be too concerned about what to wear while you are in labor...pretty sure at some point I tore all of my clothes off...they keep hospitals very warm!
What To Pack In Your Hospital Bag
So without further ado, get that bag packed and ready with this checklist!
For Mom To Be
1. Change for Vending Machine and Husband Snacks:
Think non perishable items like protein bars, fruit cups and even instant oatmeal. Most delivery wards have a small communal kitchen with a microwave.
2. Adult Diapers:
See the “Self Care for Postpartum Recovery” article for a recommended brand. These things are lifesavers after childbirth!
3. Breast Pump:
If your milk does not come in right away, it is best to pump to speed up the process
4. Long Pajama Shirts:
Remember to only bring clothing items that you expect to want to burn in a fire pit later. Trust me, throw them out after.
5. Toiletry Kit:
Toothbrush, travel shampoo and soap etc.
6. Clothes to Go Home In:
Something comfy and stretchy...yoga pants work good, or even another set of pajamas!