Having a baby makes for an exciting – and hectic – time. Four weeks before your due date, pack a suitcase. This simple task will help you feel more prepared when it’s time to head to the hospital.
For new moms, be sure to include a nightgown, bathrobe, slippers, support or nursing bras, underwear, toiletries and a comfortable change of clothes. If you forget to bring a nightgown for nursing, don’t worry: we can provide you with one. Support persons and partners should also pack extra clothes, toiletries and a pillow if they plan on staying through the night.
Don’t forget to bring the car seat and a few outfits for your baby. Going home for the first time is a big deal, and you’ll probably be taking lots of pictures!
With that in mind, you also might want to consider keeping your camera or an extra phone charger in your hospital bag, as well as a copy of your insurance card and maybe even a small gift for baby’s big siblings.