Essential items for your baby’s hospital bag

baby hospital bag
Newborn care

Welcoming your little bundle of joy is, to be cherished for lifetime moment and every parent want the moment to be most special.It’s important to get ready before few days before actual labor day. I was super excited for seeing my both kids as the 9 months wait got over on delivery day.When I delivered my first baby it was 7 days hospital stay for me and baby. I packed mine and baby’s bag much before delivery date but still there were few things missing in my bag.At that time i didn’t know about essential items for baby’s hospital bag.I needed mosquito net, hand sanitizers, rubber mats in the hospital but actually  it wasn’t in bag.And on time my family members has to rush for getting these things.It was my first baby  and I wasn’t well prepared for the hospital stay.I am well experienced now and I took all precautions for my second delivery.To avoid any inconvenience list down and keep all  baby’s essential things in  your hospital bag at least few days before your labor date.

Following is list of things necessary for new born baby in hospital stay:

#1. Clothes


Baby’s essential things will include that tiny , soft and cute clothes. Every expecting mommy has many plans to dress her tiny tot.Make sure you shop your baby’s  first clothes with care.New born baby are very delicate and prone to dirt or allergies.So buy soft, smooth cotton clothes and wash, dry them before actual use.

Take 6-7 new born baby clothes set, socks sets , mittens, caps for wearing it to baby. I used front open cotton shirts as they are easy to wear on baby.Keep soft baby sweaters, jacket as per weather of the place.

For baby bedding take baby blankets, cotton spreads, baby pillow.

#2. Feeding


For feeding your newborn baby carrying few things is important.If you are going to breastfeed baby then for initial 1-2 days these things will be required.Sometimes it takes few days to start breast milk supply and thus baby needs to be on top feed.

If baby needs to be on top feed take prescribed formula milk powder for baby.

For bottle feeding take 4-5 small clean, sterilized milk bottles.Check size of bottle teats.It should be for newborn to control the milk flow.

Small bowls, spoons for feeding milk, if baby is not comfortable with bottles.

Take thermos flask for keeping hot /lukewarm water. It will be used for making formula milk.

For breast feeding take breast feeding pump, comfortable pillow to use it while feeding baby.

#3. Diapers


Make sure to have disposable diapers of correct size in your baby’s bag. Always check for size of diapers and take only new born baby size. Keep soft and clean cotton cloth diapers as well in case of necessary.

Keep this other necessary clothes like small cotton napkins, wash clothes, for cleaning baby.

Keep diaper cream, diaper bag and polythene bags for throwing soiled diapers.

#4. Miscellaneous


You and baby may need few more things  during hospital stay. Few hospitals provide few of the essential things but its always good to carry it.

Dropper for giving medicines this dropper can be used for giving milk as well to baby in initial days if baby is not comfortable sucking with bottles.

Keep mosquito net, mosquito liquidator for protecting from mosquito.

Rubber mat to spread below bed sheet on the bed. It helps to protect mattress from getting wet/ spoiled.

Take Wet wipes,cotton balls, soft tissues and hand sanitizer to sanitize hands before taking baby in your lap.There might be many visitors at hospital to see you and baby and hand sanitizer will be useful for them as well.

Above list is of general required things at hospital stay and it may vary as per requirements.Enjoy your hospital stay with your baby and do let us know your feedbacks in comments.

Love,

Rupali.

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