Packing for Labour and Delivery- What is in my hospital Bag? From an Experienced Mom

I had spent 7 days in the hospital for delivery and postpartum care and trust me, these things are a lifesaver if already in the bag. So, packing as per the hospital bag list is so so important. The experienced Emergency Cesarean section mom is here again with a list of things that I actually used and not just packed.

 

At 37th week of pregnancy, I underwent an ultrasound. I was told that the liquor ( amniotic fluid) was Zero. I didn’t exactly know what it meant. The gold medalist ultrasound specialist stayed back to reconfirm the same. Finally, they broke the news to me. I was still clueless. “Do not sit on this news my child,” the doctor said, “See your gynecologist asap”. I went as a walk-in to my regular gyno and showed her the reports. She announced that my emergency c-section would take place the next morning.

That was, almost a month before my expected date of delivery. I was running around to pack things the doctor suggested for the Hospital Bag. I wish I had known it all beforehand. To add, it was a Monday when all the markets are closed in New Delhi. The last-minute hustle clearly made me look through my Hospital checklist.

Here is the list of things, an expecting mother should keep in the hospital bag to sail smooth.

1. Mother Sparsh Unscented wipes – Why wipes? You must be thinking. This is the first and foremost thing I kept in my hospital bag since I knew I won’t be exposing my little darling to any tap water at least in the hospital. To clean her delicate body, I had chosen Mother Sparsh Unscented wipes over other brands.

The Reason was clear- These are 99% Premium water wipes are 3 times thicker than any other brands available in the market, the cottony cloth/fabric (made from plant pulp) makes this baby wipes gentle to the most sensitive parts of the baby. Be 100% sure for your baby. #MedicalGradeFabric. Not just this, Sensitive skin/extra gentle baby wipes which have moisture lock grid and won’t irritate or dry the skin making it suitable for hand and mouth cleaning as well. Also, 99% water wipes have no skin irritant or alcohol or any troubling ingredient. Mother Sparsh water wipes do your bit for the environment as these are biodegradable.  You can buy them from Amazon and Mother Sparsh Website.

2. Disposable infant diapers: I myself had made a huge mistake of using the Cloth nappies as they usually make the baby wet every few minutes, and the baby needed changing completely hence making her prone to cold. But, as soon as I switched to the newborn sized disposable diapers, the nappy change reduced to once per hour or so. I always used Mother Sparsh Unscented wipes to clean and sanitize her.

3. Nappy cream: Certainly useful, But in my case, It was never used since I used a good brand of Diapers and wipes.

4. Cap and mittens: Small hairless scalp has to be saved from the outside air initially, hence best is to keep it covered using a cap and keeping those tiny fingers warm with pre-washed hand mittens.

5. Baby sleep suits: Usually can be opened from the diaper are for the ease of change and much better to keep the baby cozy and snuggle in a sleepsuit.

6. Breast pump: If you are planning to breastfeed the baby, this one will be quite convenient for expressing the breastmilk and feed the little one. In absence of latch, initially baby struggles a lot and it is better than giving baby formula feed. Extra feeding bottles should be kept too.

7. Swaddle/blanket: It can be used to cover the baby at all times including sleep time and nursing as well as when you are ready to get discharged and take the baby home.

8. Going home outfit: Keep the kid looking great with one extra Going home outfit ( maybe matching with your clothes)

9. Nursing Cream: For the initial sore nipples, they can save you from a lot of pain.

10. Comb and Hair tie: These are of utmost importance.

11. Makeup: If you do not want to look dull when going home, keep some makeup with you. 

12. Socks: A few pairs of socks to keep the new mother warm.

13. Toothbrush and paste:  Although I was told that I should not be putting pressure on my teeth and should use the paste lightly during the first few days of motherhood, these things are a must in the hospital bag.

14. Sanitary napkins: Keep as many as you can.

15. Towels: For your personal hygiene.

16. Slippers

17. Maxi dress, Nursing bra and Cardigan: Practical and convenient.  Without any unnecessary show off to the world.

18. Baby skin cream

19. A flask with warm water

20. Sanitizer

Extra but Important

1. Insurance card and Pregnancy file

2. Phone and the charger

3. Camera

So, When you decide on what to pack in your hospital bag, look at this list and customize as per your hospital facilities.

These things will be actually used and would prevent any unnecessary packing. 

So share this list with anyone who is ready to deliver.

Like this post? Want to read about Natural Remedies for Postpartum depression from the amazing Bushra who is the author at tobetheprfectmother.com, She has a lot of amazing posts on parenting. Take a look at her blog. 

 

 

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#MedicalGradeCloth

#FirstWaterWipes

#SuperThickWipes

 

 

 

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  • lifewithmypenguin

    2019-01-29 at 11:23 am
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    Your list will help a lot soon to be parents . It's exhaustive

  • Salma Mehajabeen Shajahan

    2019-01-30 at 8:15 am
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    Your list will help the new moms for sure! I have few of my friends who are preggi right now will share them this!

  • TripleAmommy

    2019-02-01 at 4:48 am
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    Good list. Useful for new parents to be!

  • TripleAmommy

    2019-02-01 at 4:50 am
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    Useful list. Will sure be useful to new parents to be.

  • Sarah Shaikh

    2019-02-01 at 9:57 am
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    The list you have compiled based on your experience will definitely come handy to expected mothers. Life will be easy if they have all the above […] Read MoreThe list you have compiled based on your experience will definitely come handy to expected mothers. Life will be easy if they have all the above stuff in their hospital bag. Read Less

  • Papri Ganguly

    2019-02-01 at 7:24 pm
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    This post should be helpful for new world be moms. Thanks for sharing such valuable tips

  • Snigdha

    2019-02-02 at 9:57 am
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    You have covered every possible thing.. My due date is in March and this is really helpful for me.

  • Dipika Singh

    2019-02-02 at 2:17 pm
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    This list covers it all, I had planned my hospital bag too however never got the chance to pack one in real due to sudden […] Read MoreThis list covers it all, I had planned my hospital bag too however never got the chance to pack one in real due to sudden arrival of the baby. Best piece of advise for expecting moms. Read Less

  • Sharvari P

    2019-02-02 at 3:05 pm
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    Well curated list. I totally agree you need all the above especially when you are going to be in hospital for a couple of […] Read MoreWell curated list. I totally agree you need all the above especially when you are going to be in hospital for a couple of days Read Less

  • Neha Jain

    2019-02-02 at 5:10 pm
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    This is such an elaborate list; quite helpful for parents-to-be. I myself had packed most of these items.

  • Gunjan (tuggu.n.mommy)

    2019-02-02 at 7:37 pm
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    This is a great List, I am sure all expecting parents will benefit from it

  • The Cotton Diaries

    2019-02-02 at 9:30 pm
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    Read the entire list, and I must say, I had almost all these items in my hospital bag, including the mother Sparsh wipes. And we […] Read MoreRead the entire list, and I must say, I had almost all these items in my hospital bag, including the mother Sparsh wipes. And we love it. Read Less

  • Amrita

    2019-02-03 at 2:31 pm
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    A perfect experienced moms guide for all new moms. A plan can help us through this important phase of life.

  • Bushra

    2019-02-03 at 5:35 pm
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    That’s very helpful list to pack in hospital bag. Agree wipes should not be missed

  • To be the perfect mother

    2019-02-04 at 7:06 am
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    Great tips to all mom-to-be. I prepared the hospital bag 3months before the labor and I forgot to put essentials in it, so reading like […] Read MoreGreat tips to all mom-to-be. I prepared the hospital bag 3months before the labor and I forgot to put essentials in it, so reading like your post before packing the hospital bag will be very helpful. Read Less

  • Neha Jain

    2019-02-04 at 6:44 pm
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    Thanks for sharing the details, it is one of the important task you need to do for welcoming the new one..you have penned it really […] Read MoreThanks for sharing the details, it is one of the important task you need to do for welcoming the new one..you have penned it really good all the point are covered. Read Less

  • Shweta Sharma

    2019-02-05 at 6:32 am
    Reply

    nice tips

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