One of the things I enjoyed during my pregnancy journey was packing my hospital bag. It was one activity I did not get over till my DD. I kept packing and unpacking over and over again especially my babys clothings, just out of sheer joy and excitement. I got my hospital bag ready when I was about 35 weeks gone or thereabout. I think I packed more than necessary because i ended up bringing a lot of stuffs back without touching them, so in this post I will concentrate on the essentials.
The first thing I packed in my bag was the PAPER WORKS, my medical records and that of my little one. Now if you are not residing in your birth country you also want to include your international passports, and other necessary documents for your baby's birth certificate.
The next things I tossed into my bag was my TOILETRIES-bathing lotion, bathing sponge, floss, toothpaste, toothbrush, cotton wool, towels (both face and body),bio oil, hand sanitizers and my lip balm(cant do without it). Basically, take the things you use on a daily basis for your personal cleaning.
In my hospital bag I had another small bag I put my BABY THINGS into. It included 3 pcs of socks, 3 pcs of mittens, a boot, 3 onesies, 2 pacifiers, 3 pajamas, some new born diapers, baby wipes, a hat/head warmer, a going home outfit, a swaddle cloth, a blanket, baby towel, a special outfit for the newborn pictures. Unfortunately, all this clothing I couldn't use for the baby because the hospital provided clothing throughout our stay, which was just a night (I had my baby in the evening and was discharged the next day). Only the going home outfit, swaddle cloth, head warmer, diapers, socks and mittens proved useful at the hospital. however, situations may differ.
Lastly, in my bag I had MY CLOTHING and OTHER PERSONAL RANDOM STUFFS I felt I might need. My clothing included 2 maternity gowns, socks and sweater(it is very very important because you dont wanna catch cold), a go home outfit, disposable maternity pants, a pair of tights, nursing bra, breast pads, maternity pads, postpartum belly wrap (it is very important to start the snap back process as early as possible), a slippers, a novel (i am a novel addict), your phone and charger, laptop and charger, your earpiece and lastly a hot water flask.
what else do you think should be in an hospital bag? leave your comment in the comment section.
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