All About Hospital Bag Packing

Hello Readers,

As I was in my third trimester, I was advised to start packing for my hospital bag. I watched a lot of YouTube videos and created my checklist. I ordered a lot of things for myself and the baby. While getting admitted, I did bring the bag to the hospital. On discharge day, I unzipped my luggage to put on my dress. Indeed, I didn’t need all of the items I had brought.

Things that I carried:

  • Diapers
  • Wet napkins
  • Diaper rash cream
  • Unique baby pillow to avoid  flat head
  • One blanket
  • Two wrappers along with full baby wear including Nappi, cap and mittens in two sets of blue and pink
  • Maternity pads
  • Pair of swaddle
  • Breast pads
  • Dry sheet
  • Maternity gowns
  • Baby nail care kit
  • Baby napkins
  • Pair of maternity bra
  • Disposable  panties

    This had practically everything a person could require. However, I’ve learned that a lot of things aren’t needed. For example:

    1. Diaper rash cream – Since babies’ skin is so delicate, it is not recommended to use this cream in the first few days. AFTER A WEEK, when I brought my baby home, I started using it. I used it twice a day, not every time I changed a diaper.

    2. Maternity pads – Since I had a c section, I was given comfy hospital pads.

    3. Swaddle – The baby would frequently urinate and defecate during the first several days. The hospital nanny used to change it every time with their clean and safe-to-use garments for babies.

    4. Breast pads – I haven’t even opened the packet of breast pads, and I don’t have any milk spillage. There is no risk of milk overflow when you nurse the baby for the first six months. This will only be required if you return to work after your maternity leave and there is a significant gap between breastfeeding sessions.

    5. Dry sheets—I didn’t use them because the hospital staff used their own.

    6. Maternity gown- I was given a hospital maternity gown and was not permitted to wear it while in the hospital.

    7. Baby nail care kit- I didn’t use the baby nail care package while in the hospital, and I still don’t use it today. While breastfeeding, I frequently trim my baby’s fingernails using my teeth. It accomplishes the goal.

    8. Disposable panties- Hospital used specialized sanitary pads which did not require panties.

    So, in a nutshell, I carried more stuff than I required. I should have consulted with the hospital first to see what services they give and then carried my belongings accordingly.

    Hence Don’t be concerned about packing your hospital bag; it’s fine if you don’t have one. Hospitals nowadays provide all of the necessities.

    I hope this knowledge is helpful in a lot of moms-to-be.

    Happy Reading!

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