The hospital will provide diapers and wipes for your baby while you’re there. Baby clothes. Other than a coming-home outfit, you don’t need to bring baby clothes to the hospital. During your stay, the hospital will provide long-sleeved baby shirts and swaddling blankets.
How many baby outfits should I bring to the hospital?
Aim for one outfit in newborn size and one 0-3 months. Don’t forget hats and/or socks, if weather appropriate. Your pediatrician’s contact information. The doctors and nurses will ask you for this information several times, so it’s good to have it handy.
Do hospitals give you baby clothes?
Your little one will be covered with most supplies for their time in the hospital. In fact, some delivery units may even require — for safety measures — that babies wear hospital-branded onesies until you’re discharged. Try packing baby’s items in the diaper bag you plan on using once they’re born.
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.
What are the baby items to buy before delivery?
- 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.
How many sleepsuits does a newborn need?
The general advice is that you should buy 2 to 3 newborn sleepsuits. This is because newborn babies outgrow baby sleepsuits pretty quickly usually within 2-3 weeks.
How many days do you stay in the hospital after giving birth?
After normal vaginal delivery
After an uncomplicated vaginal delivery, you’ll likely stay in the hospital for 24 to 48 hours. You’ll need to rest and wait for any anesthesia to wear off. And your healthcare provider will want to monitor you and your baby for the first day or so to make sure no problems develop.
Do I need to bring a pacifier to the hospital?
Maternity wards are pro-breastfeeding and we aren’t allowed to dispense pacifiers, as they’re associated with nipple confusion. So if you want one, you’ll have to bring your own.
When Should I pack my hospital bag?
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.