Hope you’re having an amazing week.
When I was almost due I had a mixed feeling because I was going to be a new mom. As a first time mother its hard to predict what is going to happen in labor or the baby. It becomes quite challenging as well to imagine things that is going to happen at the hospital.
I was excited kind of person because I had lost all patience with my pregnancy and I wanted to meet the person inside me. I remember I tried packing my hospital bag way too before than I was due. For me entering my third trimester meant to shop for your imaginary baby, packing hospital bag in other words to bid goodbye to pregnancy. that’s the main reason that made me feel that my third trimester was the most slow days of my life. Thanks to my mum who always stopped me to pack my hospital bags and that was last on the list.
So I had packed my bag with the help of my mom (always grateful) just 2 weeks before due.
It’s very important to be ready with the hospital bag especially if you’re a first time mom because it is hard to assume when labor says hi to you! And it’s also important to take the right things with you to the hospital especially for your little one so that there is no last moment panics.
Make sure all the clothes of baby is washed in plain water and sun-dried to avoid skin rashes.
Yes its time for you to say goodbye to all your fancy sling bags (only to first time moms because other moms are already living life with diaper bags). So choose a diaper bag which has a lot of compartments and big enough to fit all the necessity of a new-born. Also do not buy a huge bag which could be difficult to carry later on. Be firm with the colors you choose because you don’t want to end up washing bags every time.
you can totally skip this step if you’re planning on cloth diapering. Diapers play a prominent role here so choose the best of brand and the quality to avoid rashes and other skin related problems. Babies are very sensitive its better to avoid diapers the whole day so that their skin gets time to breathe. Things look a little different here because some moms prefer diapers some may prefer cloth diapering or some may prefer just plain clothes wrapped. So it’s totally a mother choice in what suits their baby best.
I would suggest to keep 2 to 3 nappy pads as new-born experience meconium. (its nothing but new born first bowel movement)
All the clothes of the new-born must be washed. I do not give a lot of preference on what color a new born should wear. There should be at least 4 to 5 pairs. It could be rompers, cotton jhablas, sleep suits, onesies or any thing that is comfortable. Also make sure what season of the year is and adjust clothing accordingly. It’s always better to keep an extra pair of clothes because it may get dirtier and you would not want to go out of stock at the hospital. Neither over dress the baby nor under dress the baby.
I would suggest a baby soap/baby wash, diaper rash cream, body lotion, baby cream, wet wipes. Also make sure to choose a brand that you’re familiar with and never experiment with the new-born skin.
White cloth that’s wrapped around a new-born is always pure to see. I prefer white plain cotton sheets to be used for a new born. There are a lot of colorful plain cotton sheets as well. There is a wide variety of cotton sheets that’s present in the market. Totally up to a mom on what she chooses.
6. caps, mittens and booties.
Because why not! We as mothers always want our lil one to look extra cute with these tiny colorful things. And its important to cover your baby’s head and feet so that they don’t catch up cold.
7. waterproof sheet protector and changing mat.
To avoid bed getting dirty or wet from baby’s spit up, pee or milk.
Carry 2 soft towel for baby’s bath and wash. And try to use a dry towel and never a wet towel. Dry the towel after every use.
New born likes to be cozy and warm always. So buy a soft and warm blanket. light cotton sheet will do good for summers.
10.hand towels or soft cotton squares.
new-born spit up or spills. Its better to keep small hand towels ready.
That’s I how I packed my hospital bag. I had to strain my brain to write this up as it’s almost 3 years since I packed my hospital bag. I am still fresh with the goosebumps I got when I held her.
It’s indeed a greatest blessing that one could experience motherhood. It doesn’t have a definition its an emotion. I wish and pray every woman experience the magic of motherhood in their lives.
That’s it for now guys.
Until we meet again,