Pregnancy

Pack Your Hospital Bag

How many days have you got for the delivery? Are you ready with the stuff to take to the hospital? Do not wait till the last moment to arrange your hospital bag. Keep it ready at least two weeks ahead, so that you can take it any time in case of an emergency.

The next question is what to pack and how many in numbers to take. In general, you will have to stay over one night in the hospital after the delivery, especially if it is a normal delivery. But, sometimes you may have to stay longer for couple of days, in situations such as a caesarean. So, prepare accordingly. Or else, you can pack two bags as an option, so you can take one with adequate items for one night and the other left behind at home with spare items for someone to bring to the hospital if the stay is longer.

Now, let us see what we can have in our hospital bag. You can pack for you, for your baby and for your partner who is going to stay with you in the hospital. The items you might need are listed down. You can tick-in as you pack.

Items for the hospital back

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FOR THE MOTHER

Travel Size Shampoo & Conditioner
Toothbrush and toothpaste
Cleanser/face wash/soap
Moisturiser /lotion
Deodorant
Lip Balm
Bath towel
Maternity pads /sanitary napkins
Nursing bras/ nipple cream
Hair bands or grips
Slippers
Nightgown
Comfortable underwear
Eyeglasses (if worn)
Hair brush
Going home clothes

FOR THE BABY

Nappies
Baby hat
Baby blanket
Baby vests
Tissues and wet wipes
Socks or booties

FOR THE PARTNER

Toiletries: Toothbrush, toothpaste, soap
Night dress
Slippers
Bath towel
Hair brush
Under garments

OTHER ITEMS

Your birth plan and maternity notes
Phone/ Important phone numbers written on paper
Phone charger
Extra phone recharge cards (if used)
Extra pillow
Camera 

You may get certain items such as sanitary napkins from the hospital too. But, you can take them to avoid hassle. Also, make sure that you will not take any valuable items such as cash and jewellery. It will give you unwanted stress in protecting them.

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