You’re in the final stretch, with only a few weeks to go before your due date. Now’s the time to pack a bag for all the essentials you’ll need during labor and after your baby is born.
Here’s a list to help you remember everything you’ll need. It’s a good idea to have your bags packed by the time you are about 36 weeks pregnant, so that you’re not rushing around in early labor trying to get everything done then!
Hospitals vary in their policies about what you are allowed to bring with you when you have your baby. You may want to take a few items from home, such as your own pillows or cushions, to make the environment more personal and less clinical.
What to pack?
1- A bag big enough to hold your belongings. Check out our Natalie Travel Tote bag. Perfect bag to hold it all.
FOR THE BIG EVENT-
2- Dressing Gown or Robe
5- Nightdress or T shirt (Something you’re not afraid to get dirty)
6- Massage Oil/ Lotion
7- Watch or small travel clock
8- Camera or Camcorder
9- Relaxation Materials (Ipod with soothing music)
10- Snacks/ Gifts (For nurses, They’ll love you)
11- Tolietries- Towels, Hairbrush, Toothbrush, Toothpaste, Makeup etc.
12- Small Fan (For those hot moments)
14- Pillows (Having a familiar pillow will help relax you)
16- Hard Candies
17- Miscellaneous- Focal points, earplugs (noisy ward), lip balm, lucky charms
AFTER THE BIG EVENT-
1- Going home outfit (Something cute but comfy)
2- Nursing bras
3- Breast pads
4- Maternity pads
5- Front opening shirts
6- Tolietries- Towels, Hairbrush, Toothbrush, Toothpaste, Makeup, etc.
7- Address Book (So your partner can call family and friends)
1- Infant car seat
2- Couple going home outfits
3- Baby blanket
4- Baby gloves
5- Baby hat
6- Jacket (Winter weather babies)