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Top Things to Pack in Your Hospital Bag
Emma Marie, author
If you are about to give birth to your little baby, you will have to plan and prepare for the event well in advance. Of course, the final few weeks of pregnancy can indeed be quite tough to handle so you have to try your best to make sure everything is planned to perfection. The information and tips which are shared in this article will help you as you strive to complete the all-important task of packing the hospital bag.

Items for Your Baby

You will have to make sure that you buy and clean and pack all the items that your baby will need in the first few days after birth. You should bring along plenty of clean new clothes, caps, blankets as well as towels for the little one. The soaps and shampoos that you intend to use on the baby has to also be packed in the bag. Try to get in touch with the hospital and inquire about the items which will be provided to you free of charge. Some hospitals provide diapers for the babies. If you are particular about the brand you can bring your own products. If you intend to use cloth nappies, you can very well do so as well.

Items for You

The items that you will need will also have to be packed, preferably in a separate bag. You should bring plenty of front opening tops if you are planning to breastfeed the little one. You can also add some maternity bras. Be sure to bring along comfortable clothes so you will be able to enjoy convenience. Keep in mind that the few days after you give birth can be quite stressful and so you must try to find clothes that will bring you comfort. Of course sanitary pads have to also be included in the bag. Once again check with the hospital if these items will not be provided.

You should also consider bringing along your makeup as there will be quite a lot of photos of yours taken on the day. Make sure you pack some simple items instead of bringing your whole makeup case, as it will take up quite a lot of space. Of course, the choice is entirely yours.

Bring some socks too as the hospital can get very cold. You can bring your favourite pillow too if you think it will help you to sleep better.

Things Your Partner Will Need

Your partner will also have to be taken well care of during your hospital stay. Needless to say it will be a very stressful time for him too. So make sure he brings clothes, shoes and other accessories so he will be able to enjoy comfort. Try to also pack some things which will help keep him entertained. Music, magazines as well as iPads are great options to consider.

Hope you will find the information above useful as you pack your hospital bag. Make sure once you pack it, to store it in a place that is easy for anyone to find!