It doesn’t matter, whether you are 20, 24 or 32 weeks pregnant, everyone wants to be ready for their delivery. It’s one of the most anticipated dates that invite anxiousness and pretty much excitement for all parents in the whole wide world. One of the things that you need to be prepared for is to make sure that every important item is packed into a single entity that we call the hospital bag. If this is not your first pregnancy, then you would know that most of the time, things wouldn’t always go according to what you have planned.
You might go into labour much earlier than your expected date of delivery or your baby just won’t come out even if it’s already 40 weeks of pregnancy. So what do you need inside the hospital bag?
Your identity card and records. Put them in your hospital bags
Without these items, the procedure for your delivery can be pretty much complicated. Every single mother should bring their own identifications (identity card) and records (pink book) to let the doctors know what has been done or what needs to be done. This is especially true if you experience pregnancy-related complications such as gestational diabetes and preeclampsia.
The essential of hospital bags
It’s better to be safe than sorry. Packing more things than what you actually need is better than packing less. You need something comfortable to wear so don’t include your tight jeans or chino in your hospital bag. Most of the people would bring along a couple of shirts, especially those that button-up in front, sarong, socks, disposable underwear, maternity pads and going home outfits.
You should also consider some accessories to make sure you are comfortable along the delivery process such as breast pads, breast cream and hairband.
Bringing in some snacks can do wonders. People don’t know when or if they will get hungry while waiting for their turn to deliver. Pack a couple of cereal bars, some healthy snacks and mineral water. Even if you don’t have much appetite, just pack it along with others in your hospital bag. Better have it and not need it than need it and not have it.
Remember your baby stuff? Bring some of those too
It’s imperative for you to bring along some diapers, baby’s clothes and toiletries. Make sure you don’t miss anything. Swaddle blankets can provide comfort, gloves can prevent them from scratching themselves and don’t even ask the importance of bringing your own diapers to keep your baby’s bum clean and dry.
Some babies might have different reactions to different kind of diapers. Hence, it’s a good idea to take some samples and try them out. You need to change their diapers a couple of times per day to avoid diaper rash, a skin condition that appears as patchy bright red skin on your baby’s bottom.
Don’t worry we have prepared everything for you
If you haven’t prepared a single thing for your hospital bag and your delivery date is getting closer, don’t worry. We have prepared most of the things for you. All you need to do is register as MommyDaddy&i community members and claim your free hospital bag now.
Our hospital bags are filled with essential goods which are important for both mother and baby. However, it should be noted this particular gift is far from complete. You need to keep some of the important documents inside your hospital bag prior to leaving the house.
Refer to the checklist and make sure everything is in order.
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