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Hospital List

WHATS IN YOUR HOSPITAL BAG ?

Hello Audrey Mum , do you have your hospital bag packed in preparedness for your delivery day ? We have put together a check list for you and your baby

FOR THE MOTHER
DAY 1 FIRST &  FOREMOST YOUR HOSPITAL BAG SHOULD BE PACKED AND STORED AWAY 2 /3 WEEKS BEFORE YOUR EDD
DAY 2 ENSURE YOU PACK 2 HOSPITAL BAGS  ONE  FOR YOU AND THE OTHER FOR YOUR BABY
DAY 3 TAKE A DRESSING GOWN OR A FREE FLOWING DRESS THAT YOU CAN WEAR WHILE IN THE HOSPITAL
DAY 4 YOU WOULD NEED MATERNITY PADS, DISPOSABLE PANTIES  AND NURSING BRAS FOR AFTER YOUR BABY IS BORN
DAY 5 DON’T FORGET TO TAKE AN EXTRA CHANGE OF CLOTHES IN CASE YOUR HOSPITAL STAY IS PROLONGED AND FOR WHEN YOU WOULD BE RETURNING HOME WITH YOUR BABY
DAY 6 HOW ABOUT TAKING ALONG SOME READING MATERIAL TO KEEP YOU BUSY AND MOST IMPORTANTLY YOUR JOURNAL TO JOT DOWN SOME MEMORABLE EVENTS WHILE AT THE HOSPITAL
DAY 7 HOW ABOUT SOME MUSIC TO DISTRACT YOU FROM ANY FORM OF ANXIETY  , YOU CAN TAKE ALONG  A PORTABLE RADIO OR AN IPOD
DAY 8 MUM, DON’T FORGET TO PACK SOMETHING TO NIBBLE ON , LIKE SOME SNACKS AND DRINKS ,INCASE YOU GET PERKISH
DAY 9 YOU CAN ALSO TAKE AN EXTRA PILLOW FOR YOUR COMFORT OR YOUR FEEDING PILLOW FOR YOUR NEWBORN
DAY 10 YOU WOULD NEED TO COMMUNICATE WITH FRIENDS AND FAMILY WHILE AT THE HOSPITAL  ,SO MAKE SURE YOU REMEMBER TO TAKE PHONE AND CHARGER TO MAKE SURE IT IS FULLY CHARGED
DAY 11 MAKE SURE TO DRAW UP A LIST OF IMPORTANT PHONE NUMBERS IN CASE OF AN EMERGENCY
DAY 12 REMEMBER TO CARRY A NIGHTSHIRT OR SLEEP DRESS WITH FRONT BUTTONS OR OPENING TO ENABLE YOU HAVE FREE ACCESS TO FEED YOUR BABY
DAY 13 DON’T FORGET TO PACK A TOILET BAG CONTAINING BATH SOAP , TOOTHPASTE AND TOOTHBRUSH ,BODY LOTION , COMB OR HAIR BRUSH
DAY 14 CARRY ALONG A BATH TOWEL AND HAND TOWEL TO BE USED TO MASSAGE YOUR BODY AFTER DELIVERY
DAY 15 SOME HOSPITALS WOULD REQUEST YOU COME ALONG WITH SALT IN CASE YOU HAVE A TEAR AND NEED A HOT WATER SIT-DOWN
DAY 16 DON’T FORGET TO TAKE COMFORTABLE FOOTWEAR OR SLIPPERS
DAY 17 YOUR NIPPLE CREAM MAY COME IN HAND IN CASE YOU HAVE BREAST SORES , SO BRING THIS ALONG WITH YOU .
YOUR BABY
IMMEDIATELY YOUR BABY ARRIVES , THE FIRST THING THE HOSPITAL STAFF WILL DO IS TO GET YOUR BABY CLEANED AND DRESSED UP ,SOME HOSPITALS GIVE EXPECTANT MOTHERS A LIST OF ITEMS TO BE BROUGHT , WHILE OTERS DO NOT
DAY 18 ITEMS REQUIRED FOR CLEANING UP YOUR BABY  WILL INCLUDE  OLIVE OIL , COTTON WOOL AND METHYLATED SPIRIT
DAY 19 YOUR BABY WILL BE FIRST INTRODUCED TO DIAPER IMMEDIATELY AFTER THE CLEAN UP
DAY 20 WHAT WILL BE YOUR BABY’S FIRST OUTFIT ? ASIDE FROM THE ITEMS OF CLOTHING YOU WILL CARRY ALONG ,THE FIRST OUTFIT SHOULD BE CAREFULLY SET ASIDE
DAY 21 YOUR BABY WILL NEED A FEW ONESIES OR BODY SUITS , CARRY ALONG BOTH LONG SLEEVED AND SHORT SLEEVED ONES , DON’T FORGET THE  VESTS TOO
DAY 22 CARRY A BABY BLANKET AND A BED SHEET , IF YOU ARE NOT COMFORTABLE WITH WHAT THE HOSPITAL WILL BE PROVIDING
DAY 23 SWADDLING CLOTHES OR A MUSLIN CLOTH
DAY 24 YOU MAY NEED TO CARRY ALONG A SET OF FEEDING BOTTLES AND BABY FOOD , JUST IN CASE YOU DO NOT LACTATE IMMEDIATELY
DAY 25 SWEATER, CAP, BOOTIES  AND SOCKS TO KEEP WARM,WHILE A SET OF MITTENS TO KEEP YOUR BABY FROM SCRATCHING  HIS OR HERSELF
DAY 26 TOILETRIES SUCH AS BATH GEL OR SOAP, BODY LOTION , OIL , POWDER AND A COMB , TOWEL
DAY 27 TISSUES AND WIPES FOR CLEANING UP AFTER YOUR BABY
DAY 28 BIBS AND BURP CLOTH TO CLEAN UP THE DRIBBLES
DAY 29 TOWEL AND WASH CLOTH FOR BATH TIME
DAY 30 EXTRA SET OF CLOTHES FOR YOUR BABY , IN CASE YOUR HOSPITAL STAY IS EXTENDED
DAY 31 LASTLY, A CAR SEAT FOR NEWBORNS  TO TAKE YOUR BABY HOME