We know that the time of delivery may worry you not only about the arrival of your baby, but also because you do not know exactly what to pack in a hospital bag for baby delivery. Surely, you have already reviewed some lists that your friends have shared with you; you searched the internet, asked your mother, etc. Well, we tell you to forget all those exaggerated lists, because here we have prepared a list of what do you need to pack for baby delivery. We also attach a list made by a mom so you can have a more realistic idea and you can put together your bag to take to the hospital. It is the only thing, that you will need, we promise.
You must have your bags (one for you and the other for the baby) packed and in your car from week 38. (Moms who take taxis keep their bags in the hall closet.)
A tip for preparations: Ask the hospital what they provide for babies and mothers, and remove those items from your list.
Homework – Hospital Bag Checklist for Mom and Baby
- Insurance information, hospital forms, and delivery plan (if you have it.)
- 2-3 pairs of warm, slip-resistant socks that can be ruined (you’ll need them to walk the hallways before and after delivery.)
- A warm robe or sweater that you don’t mind sacrificing for such a beautiful cause.
- 2 maternity bras, should not have wires and nursing pads (if you plan to or not breastfeed, you will surely appreciate the support and leak protection.)
- Lip balm (in the hospital your lips can get very dry).
- Toiletries and personal items needed for labor and delivery such as styling brush, toothbrush, toothpaste, deodorants, face cleansing lotion, makeup (of course, it cannot miss looking beautiful after delivery), shampoo, conditioner, lotion, contact lenses and solutions if that’s your case (remember, travel-size products are the perfect allies.)
- Hair tie tape (avoid clips because they can hurt you.)
- Candies or hard sugar-free lozenges to keep your mouth moist during labor (sugar-containing candies can make you thirsty.)
- Pen and paper.
- Enough change for a snack and non-perishable food vending machines (you will probably be hungry after delivery and the hospital cafeteria may be closed.)
- Cell phone and charger, phone numbers of people you need to call after birth, prepaid calling card (in case the hospital does not allow the use of cell phones.)
- Camera, film or additional memory card, battery or charger.
- A sports bag full of a change of clothes and basic hygiene products for your partner.
- Extra pillow (the pillow may be ruined, try to distinguish it from the normal white of your hospital.)
- Comfortable clothes to go home (you can include the clothes you used when you were 6 months pregnant) and flat shoes (or, you can simply use the wardrobe you entered the hospital with, sorry, but you can probably still wear it.)
- Bath towel (the hospital will probably supply you with a small and very thin one.)
- Your favorite brand of soap, shampoo, and sanitary pads for heavy flow (the hospital supplies these things, but if you are very demanding you can bring your own sanitary pads.)
- Some pairs of your maternity underwear can be left in ruins (the hospital supplies you with disposable pairs, for some women they are quite useful, and for others they are unnecessary.)
- A nightgown (You can wear those lovely hospital gowns, but having your own nightgown or gown can help you feel more comfortable.)
- Pump breast pump (if you are going to use one.)
- Slippers that can get dirty.
- Light reading (think in magazines and newspapers; avoid reading news of events or accidents.)
- Your MP3 (loaded with your favorite songs, of course.)
- Massage oil and tools Such as rolling pins, tennis balls and objects of luck or inspiration (honestly, we doubt that you will use it but do not hesitate to prove us wrong.)
- Any clothes or nightgowns you really like (are going to be ruined.)
- Stopwatch (your nurse or monitor will take care of the contraction time.)
What to Pack in Hospital Bag for Baby Delivery?
- Approved car seat. A baby outfit to bring home.
- Blankets (for the trip home).
- A snowsuit and hat, according to the season (remember that babies are very sensitive to cold).
Ready To Take To The Hospital-Based On Another Mother’s Experience
Although the list described above contains the essential things you should bring to the hospital on the day of delivery, we have selected another mother’s experience so that you have a more realistic idea of what to pack in hospital bag for birth and for yourself. We are sure that it will help you to choose without excesses and enjoy the experience of seeing your baby born with peace of mind.
Retention Systems To Seat The Baby
As you already know, the Social Security hospital supplies you with practically everything during delivery, including things for you: compresses, a nightgown, and a soapy bath sponge; for the baby clothes, sponge for changing diapers and diapers. It is excellent support at the time of delivery, but you must take into account that there are other essential things for both, take note of what you can additionally carry in your suitcase for you and the baby.
Play with the baby on his back
- Objects for you’re grooming: toothpaste, toothbrush, shampoo, hairbrush, blow dryer, some makeup, moisturizer, a hairpin or hair clip for your hair, breastfeeding discs.
- Wardrobe: a dressing gown, comfortable daily slippers, socks, undershirts or nursing bras, normal or disposable panties (depending on your preference, I chose disposables), comfortable clothes to go home (most likely the clothes you got ruined by the breaking fountain).
- Additional objects: your documentation cannot miss a pregnant card, photo camera, mobile phone and charger, a fan.
THINGS TO BRING FOR THE BABY TO THE HOSPITAL
- Two bodies.
- Gauze and bib.
- Jacket and romper suit.
- Pajamas in size “0” months.
- Set in size “0” months.
- I take the carrycot to get the baby warm, remember that your baby’s body temperature is not the same as that of an adult. In addition, you must take into account the station.
- Additionally, an elastic wrap, but it is already to your liking (you may or may not use it).
You can see that I did not need to carry a huge suitcase, as I told you before, to be in the hospital for Social Security they provide you with what is necessary. Therefore, you only need a few things to get the baby out of the hospital. You can put in your suitcase just like me, a couple of things in case it gets dirty or vomits.