It can be difficult to know what to pack for your baby’s birth, especially if you’re becoming a mom for the first time. Getting baby ready is important to ensure that you have a smooth and pleasant time through this journey.
This essential list of items will help you have an easier birthing experience. It’s better to pack your bag three weeks before your due date because babies sometimes arrive sooner.
Whether you are having a natural vaginal birth or a c-section, you will be spending a good few hours in your hospital room before the baby arrives and at least a day after the baby does. You can carry maternity tops or kurtis that double up as nursing tops and a pair of stretchy pants for your stay in the hospital. Comfortable footwear is a must too. Don’t forget to pack your toiletries.
A couple of comfortable nursing gowns, leak proof breastfeeding bras and breast pads will help make breastfeeding easy. The maternity and nursing pillow is a very useful addition to your nursing kit as it helps to prop up your baby for a feed.
You will have postpartum bleeding after the baby arrives. So don’t forget to pack period panties and sanitary pads.
For The Baby
A few baby onesies, new born diapers, a few wash cloths and burp cloths will be needed for your baby. You can also keep a special going-home outfit for your little one.
Going Back Home
Wearing something nice always makes you feel good and why not for the trip back home with your baby. You can step out of the hospital wearing a smart nursing kurti that will be practical for breastfeeding too.
All this might seem a little overwhelming, but don’t forget to relax and enjoy this very special time !