COMPLETE GUIDE FOR YOUR HOSPITAL BAG
Your Delivery date is approaching, and you still confused about what to pack in your hospital bag? Then relax! I would guide and share my own experience. It will be helpful for you. I’ve had my hospital bag ready since I was 37 weeks pregnant. Although my son was born in week 40, it’s a good idea to be prepared. So, if your child decides to show up early, your hospital bag is full and ready to go, and you don’t have to stress out about it.
Hospital bag checklist in four categories
- Hospital Bag For Mom
- Postpartum Care Bag
- Hospital Bag For Baby
- Hospital Provided Items
- Now we discuss each category one by one.
1.Hospital Bag For Mom
Checklist for mommy bag pack
- Maternity Pyjamas
- Nursing Bra & Nursing Pads
- Essential Oils
- Comfortable going-home clothes
- Makeup Bag
- Pelvis belt support
MY EXPERIENCE WITH THIS CHECKLIST
Although most hospitals provide robes for delivery and after delivery, I thought it would be nice to bring my pajamas, some perfect, soft, and warm PJs after delivery to be more comfortable, especially that first couple of days you will have to stay in the hospital.
Even though I didn’t get to use this in the hospital because I didn’t have time since I only stayed for one day, I think I’d include it as well because I brought it, and it’s lovely. I got a matching robe and swaddled the baby boy, and I intended to take pictures while in the hospital. As I mentioned before, I didn’t have time to do it, so we decided to take the house’s image the day we came back.
Socks because it is cold in hospitals, even if you don’t usually like to wear socks or stay barefoot, you will need socks in the hospital. Lavender essential oil is especially useful in fighting anxiety. Using lavender oil and spread at home at the end of the pregnancy, I created a comfortable and familiar atmosphere in the hospital. My whole experience was fantastic, and I defiantly felt calm and relax, deliberating my son. I also put some relaxing music on my phone.
Don’t bring underwear. You will bleed a lot after having your baby, and you want to be comfortable and fresh. A breastfeeding shirt and Nursing bra will give you easy access to feed the baby. Make sure you bring clothes for when you leave the hospital.
After pregnancy, every new mother accepts her body differently. For some new mothers, wearing Pelvis belt support after birth and wearing belly bands after birth can help make the mother feel more comfortable in the first days after delivery. It does not prove, but some mommy’s out there said that it enables you to shape your body again and potentially lose weight.
2 Postpartum Care Bag
● Frida peri Bottle
● Perineum spray
● Nipple Butter
This small washing bottle container will be lifesaving for your lady parts postpartum. It is essential to take care of the perineum after the baby is born, especially if you tore and have stitched the first trips to the restroom will burn and hurt. Use a bottle to clean up after urination. Warm water washes away urine, dry blood, and intestinal particles and prevents you from cleaning this delicate area by scratching toilet paper. The hospital will give you a regular bottle, but I much rather have the Frida one because of its shape.
The Perineum Mist is an essential product that should be kept in a hospital bag for postpartum use. The birth of a baby is fantastic, but it can be hard on your body due to stretching and swelling of the perineum, like I mentioned before. Satisfaction at the bottom, cooling, and calming the area gives the vulva and perineum immediate relief after birth. So, don’t forget to pack it.
Nipple pain is expected in the first few days of breastfeeding, so pack some lanolin cream to soften and moisturize irritated skin. Pure lanolin is non-toxic and hypoallergenic, so your baby does not need to be washed before breastfeeding.
The amazing thing I have got an organic nipple butter that smells great, and you don’t have to wash it off before breastfeeding your baby.
Lots of maternity pads (at least two packs – these are bigger than regular sanitary pads. Bleeding can last up to 6 weeks after delivery, but Bleeding should subside after the first few days)
3. Hospital Bag For Baby
Baby Bag Checklist
- Baby lotion
- Baby first care set
- Baby wipes
- Mittens & Socks
- Several Outfits
- Care Seat
4. Hospital Provided Items
Hospital provided items checklist For Mom
- Hospital gown
- Grip socks
- Thick sanitary pads
- Standard pillows and blankets
- Aftercare items, such as witch hazel pads and perry bottles
- Disposable mesh underwear (it’s not the most attractive, but it
- Birthing hair and other labor tools, such as personal massage
- Large cups for water and ice
- Basic toilet. Soap, shampoo, toothbrush/toothpaste
Hospital provided items checklist For Baby
- Newborn baby diapers or size 1
- Basic wipe
- Flannel swaddle blanket
I hope this Hospital Bag Pack experience helps you and guides you on what to bring and don’t bring to your hospital. Most importantly, you will meet the love of your life that day, so at the end of the day, it doesn’t matter if you forgot something or overpacked a few things. Nothing else matters once you meet your little one, so don’t overthink too much and enjoy it.