As the big day is coming closer, we all need to get ready and pack the all-important hospital bag be prepared to rush to the hospital. Now one question that comes up regularly is what to take to the hospital. Some hospitals provide more than the others, so do we really need all this.
I had a fairly extensive list, and I didn’t take all of it and some of the stuff I did take, I didn’t use.
What I actually Used
But through my experience, I found that apart from the nappies and clothes. I barely used any of the other items for the baby. And ofcourse, the carseat! Safety first.
As for me, I preferred the maternity pads, and disposable underwear which the hospital provided. I was delighted that I had my own clothes and slippers to wear after delivery, and to have a bath using my own toiletries. Hairties are a must! And if you have hair that falls on your face, please do take clips or bobpins. You do not want it falling on your face constantly.
And the little make-up while leaving the hospital did act as a pick-me-up, and the comfy and new clothes felt great too.
I didn’t take pillows and blanket, but I did take a robe. I got lucky as my room had an additional unused bed, and so I had access to extra pillows and blankets.
Even if you wear contact lenses, it might be a pain to change them or clean them, so just carry the eye glasses.
I bought the cool water mist and didn’t take it to the delivery room. I really wish I had though. It would have helped.
The husband had so much running back and forth to do, and we were so relieved he had his most comfy shoes on.
The absolute most important thing on this list is snacks and drinks. Please make sure you carry enough with you.
In case you are wondering – the bendy straws are so that the wifey can drink water or juice. Even if she has to be on her back during the delivery process.
And make sure you have your phone charger with you, you don’t know how many days you will be there for. And these days, we can’t really survive without a phone.
One more thing, pack early. At about 36weeks. ‘cuz you never know when bubs decides to pop!