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I had my 35 week doctors appointment Tuesday and the last words my doctor said to me were “are you packed and ready?”. I clearly was not, but I coyly said, oh yeah that. The baby hospital bag was far from ready. Then I went home and told my husband that I had dilated 2cm and if labor started they most likely wouldn’t stop it, like they did a few weeks ago.
I hate the idea of packing to soon, because (1) everything starts getting real and (2) I feel like I might be jinxing this whole delivery thing and will be sitting around 40+ weeks pregnant staring at this baby hospital bag. The reality is if history repeats itself I won’t be pregnant much longer, all three pregnancies only went to 37 weeks. So, I set all those fears aside and prepped the bags! I decided to go with two bags, one for me and one for baby. I still have a few things to go out and purchase for my own bag. Babies bag is officially r-e-a-d-y.
Let’s just start with the fact that you don’t have to pack too much for baby. Your hospital will provide most necessities, but who am I kidding there are a few things in here that aren’t necessities in the hospital and I still packed them in my baby hospital bag.
Baby Hospital Bag
Baby Nail Files
Once you have that adorable baby in your arms, you will spend a few hours gazing into her eyes and staring at every little inch. It will probably be the wee hours of the morning and your husband will most likely be snoring in the corner. You will notice the ridges of her nails and quite possibly nails that are in need of a trim. There is something about using clippers on a newborn that terrifies me, but a few swipes with a mini nail file will do the trick.
Baby Brush or Comb
This is a toss up, because baby may have no hair on that precious head. But some babies come out rocking tons and even though they will have that cap on their head to keep them warm you will want to check it all out. So grab a soft bristled baby brush and help a newborn out.
Newborn Socks & Mittens
One pair should do the trick to keep those tiny feet warm. Have a pair of mittens handy to avoid scratches on babies face from nails.
A feeding must have is the burp cloth. Have one handy to wipe up milk dribbles and any burping, feeding mishaps.
Your hospital will have soothies, so feel free to ask for some if baby seems to be fussy. Some babies aren’t going to love pacifiers in general and some will be picky. Pack another brand of pacifiers to try out if that’s the case.
Your bundle will get his or her own hospital hat, but if you want to bring your own as well, by all means do so.
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You don’t need to pack more than 1 diaper. I repeat if you pack more than 1 it’s too many. But feel free to stick one in your bag. Your hospital stay will include diapers and wipes. They will also give you all the extras to take home.
The nurses in the hospital will teach you the ways of the magnificent swaddle. Don’t be afraid to ask for tips and take a couple of your own for practice. I packed a muslin swaddle and the Ollie Swaddle in babies bag.
Pack a few options that are easy to put on, comfortable and at least two sizes, newborn and 0-3 months.
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