Yes you know you have to pack a hospital bag during the final phase of your pregnancy, but who has the time or the energy to do it! Especially when aches and pains start to haunt you, you find the task of packing a bag incredibly daunting. But when you do muster up the motivation to finally get it done, the tips that are given in the article below will be of immense use to you!
Make a List
You need to make a list of all the things that you will have to carry with you to the hospital. You can get a list from the hospital too so that it will be easy for you to get an idea about the things that you will need. Your hospital will also provide items that you will need during your stay so you will not have to go through the trouble and hassle of packing all those items too. Speak to the staff at the hospital and find out about the things that they will supply so you will be able to pack wisely.
Pack the Items You and Your Partner Will Need
You need to carry a separate bag with the items you and your partner will need during your stay. You will have to keep this bag separate from the baby’s bag so you will be able to organize the items well. Make sure you carry a few front open tops and blouses which will aid you when you feed the little one. You will need plenty of comfortable clothes so you will not be inconvenienced if a few items get soiled during the stay. It won’t hurt to pack extra clothes anyway and you will regret packing too little, not packing too much. Carry your toiletries as well along with your combs, brushes and other accessories that you need. If you want, you can even take your makeup with you because there will be lots of visitors to see the little one! Your spouse will also have to have his clothes, towels, shoes and other items such as books or magazines that will keep him entertained.
Pack the Items That Your Baby Will Need
The items that the baby needs have to also be packed well. Make sure you wash all the clothes before packing it all in the bag. You will have to have lots of little clothes, hats, mittens, blankets, a towel for baby and diapers. The baby lotions and soaps need to also be packed in the bag.
Keep the Bags Ready
Once you have packed all the bags, make sure it is stored in an area that is easy to reach. You shouldn’t keep it locked in a room at any rate! Babies have a habit of arriving unannounced so you should always keep the bag in an easy to access area. If you can keep the bag stored in the car that you are planning to drive to the hospital it will make things easy for you.
Follow the tips above and prepare well for the arrival of your precious little one!