A lot of people have said to me I am so overwhelmed because I am anxious for my baby but nervous at the same time. How will this process go, what should I bring for my hospital stay. That right there is the million dollar question. Everyone is different and so you wants may be different but your necessities will remain the same.
What Will I Need
I know what you thinking well what would you need exactly, what is an absolute necessity when it comes to Labor and Delivery. Don’t worry I am going to help you so that you aren’t one of those moms who buys everything. It almost puts me in the mind of the Luvs commercial you know “baby one and then baby two”. Okay but enough about that here’s what you will absolutely need.
- Car Seat & Base
- 1st Day Home Outfit
- Footed Sleepers
This is a blanket but not just any blanket, this is the blanket that moms absolutely love. Why is this you may ask? It allows you to cuddle your baby without physically doing it. The blanket allows your baby to feel as though he\she is still in your arms. (The cuddle method but without mom)
The hat is to keep the babies head warm obviously but also food for thought how do you think your baby would feel without one. Generally your hospital may even provide you with the colorful knit hats.
Car Seat & Base
This is of the upmost importance because your baby cannot travel let alone leave the hospital without one. The car seat and the base provides you child comfort while protecting your baby as well. Be very careful when it comes to your travel system you want safety so I encourage you to read reviews. Here are a couple of safe and affordable choices for Mom.
Play it Safe Not Sorry
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A blanket to keep your baby warm aside from his\her spanking new get up
1st Day Home
Yes, moms this is the best part aside from having your little one, dressing them up. We as moms get over the moon excited when we go baby shopping, I mean come on you get to dress up a little you that seems like loads of fun. A lot of people seem to think that this is not important but it is, we want our little ones to look there best for there arrival home to meet the family.
These are moms best friend because who wants to deal with those pesky socks, and you want to ensure that your child is warm all around. We want to prevent having a sick baby.
What about mom?
- Essential papers
- Comfy Socks
- Robe (Optional)
- Comfy Shoes
- Nursing Bra
- Breast Pads
- Nipple Cram (Breastfeeding)
- Heating Pad
When you get to the hospital you still will have to be checked in prior to being seen. You will need you demographics such as you id, insurance card, and anything else they may require for you.
We all love that warm snug feeling on our feet when we are cold or just to simply utilize for movement. These are a must after you have your little one those warm socks will become your best friends.
This is not an absolute must but some moms prefer to have robes when getting up out of the bed, and some woman don’t. This is exclusively up to you as to whether or not you need this.
Now after being in the hospital for days and days after delivering your little one you will be confined to your pj’s for a period of time, you will want to get out of them asap. So this is where you outfit comes into play this is your comfy I had a baby clothes, and trust me you will need this unless your traveling with Pj.
After you have a baby sometimes your feet will hurt especially if you gained a little fluid due to your baby. You are going to walk around in comfy shoes that will really support you foot.
Nursing bra’s are mainly for my mama’s that breastfeed and word to the wise moms I would get a bra that benefits you. Amazon has some good choices and you can check the reviews but do you research you want stability,comfort, and access.
These bad boys are worth every penny they prevent your breast from leaking, I mean who wants a messed up blouse. Think of it this way which is cheaper yet efficient, which way will cost you more money, right so we are on the same page.
This provides you with comfort for your girls, breastfeeding can be hard on a mother. Trust me you are going to want this. There are a different variety of items so check the kind that is a preference for you.
Here Are Some Good Choices
We all get hungry during our overnight stay in the hospital and sometimes we have no patience. Waiting on a nurse can be tedious but some moms prefer this, having snacks on hand will cure those late night cravings.
These are a neccessity being as though you will be traveling from you bed to the bathroom more frequently over a period of time of your stay. Walking on the bare floor can be cold and disgusting having slippers on hand can be very beneficial.
We all need a little heat from time to time especially afters we have a baby our bodies will be moving around causing discomfort. Having a heating pad can give you comfort if you don’t like taking medicine, or if you are simply cold.
Becoming a mom is a huge deal, feeling secure that you have everything you need for your big day that gives you a sense of comfort and security. So being prepared is you best best to give yourself a peace of mind.