Maternity Hospital Bag Checklist

What to Pack in Hospital Bag for Mom

  • Your birth plan. Print a few copies—one for your chart, some for your labor nurse(s) and perhaps another to tape up in your hospital room.
  • A robe.
  • Toiletries.
  • Comfortable clothes.
  • Drinks.
  • An extra-long cell phone charging cord.
  • Nipple cream.
  • Pillows and a bath towel.
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    When should you pack your hospital bag when pregnant?

    You should have your hospital bag ready to go between weeks 32 and 35 of your pregnancy, in case your baby comes a bit earlier than expected. A good time to start the packing process is around the 28 week mark, or at the start of your 3rd trimester. via

    What are the baby items to buy before delivery?

    Feeding

  • Lots of bibs.
  • Burp cloths.
  • Breast pump.
  • Milk storage containers (here are some essential safety tips on storing breastmilk)
  • Nursing pillow.
  • Nursing bras (if buying before baby is born, buy one cup size larger than your pregnant bra size)
  • Breast pads (disposable or washable)
  • Lotion for sore nipples.
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    How many outfits does a newborn need?

    Considering babies go through 1-2 outfit changes a day, it is a good idea to have 4-6 zip front onesies and bodysuits on hand. It is a good idea to have a mix of merino and organic cotton bodysuits, as well as short-sleeved and long-sleeved. via

    Do you wear a bra during labor?

    If you won't be taking a dip and don't plan on moving around much during labor, you might choose to simply wear a nursing bra. You can use a thin sheet or blanket for modesty and comfort. via

    What week of pregnancy is 3rd trimester?

    Week 28 – your third trimester. via

    What can you not do in your third trimester?

    Generally, women in their third trimester are encouraged not to sleep on their backs. When you're on your back, your heavy uterus can reduce blood flow to the uterus and fetus. Most women aren't comfortable lying flat on their backs during the third trimester anyway. Most experts recommend sleeping on your side. via

    How much is a crib for a baby?

    What's the average cost of a baby crib? Depending on the brand and quality you decide to go for, expect to spend anywhere from $100 to $1000 for a new crib. However, you'll have more than enough quality options between $200-500. via

    How do I prepare for my first baby?

  • Learn about the birth process.
  • Find a doctor for your baby.
  • Get on the same page as your partner.
  • Talk to veteran moms.
  • Prepare older siblings – and pets.
  • Line up help for after the birth.
  • Know what to do when labor starts.
  • Decide who will attend the birth.
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    When should you start buying for baby?

    Many expecting parents prefer to wait to buy baby stuff until they find out the gender of their baby. This generally happens between 18 and 21 weeks, but some people find out as early as 12 weeks. Of course, you don't need to know the gender of your baby to begin buying things for them. via

    Is 0-3 Months the same as newborn?

    “Newborn” (NB) represents an average baby at birth up to 21.5 inches long and five to eight pounds. If she's a big baby or hits an early growth spurt, you can exchange any extras for the next size up: 0 to 3 months, which usually fits babies anywhere between eight to 12.5 pounds. via

    Can you put a newborn in 0-3 month clothes?

    If you're buying for your unborn baby, in general it's best to buy 0-3 month clothes, as newborn size can be outgrown very quickly. It's important to never dress them in clothes that are much too big though, especially sleepwear. It could be a suffocation risk. via

    How many blankets do I need for baby?

    Many moms find that they regularly use at least 10-12 baby blankets. If you do laundry every day, you will need fewer blankets. If you do laundry less frequently or send your laundry out, you may need twice as many. via