This week we’ve really had baby on the brain. If you follow us on Facebook you’ve seen our photo posts and discussed with us what your baby shower ideas are. Well, all of the celebrities having babies this summer have really gotten us thinking, why not help our friends and fans create a list of things they need for their new baby? Bringing home your baby from the hospital doesn’t have to be a stressful time if you prepare and plan ahead. With these tips for your new baby checklist, you’ll be relaxed and able to enjoy your new bundle of happiness. We wonder if Kourtney Kardashian used any of these baby items for her new baby Penelope!
Welcome Home Baby
Each person will have their own style and preference when it comes to packing their baby bag. You might need a personalized tote or a large suitcase, depending on your complexity to pack and plan. Start with a baby packing list to brainstorm your ideas for what you will need. Be sure to pack any special baby shower gifts your family gave you to use the first day such as welcome home baby clothes. Most gifts you receive for your baby shower will be for once you’re settled in. But some baby shower gifts might be used on the day of so you’ll need to wash them ahead of time.
The items that you put in your birth kit might vary if you prefer green items or green baby products. You won’t need to bring a full birthing kit unless you’re having a homebirth. These items will be mostly to keep you comfortable and sanitary. The nurses’ station might have a hospital bag checklist for you to use as a guide. You can use the same tote bag for all your belongings, or use a separate bag for baby items. A few washcloths, a pillowcase and sanitary wipes are always good to bring.
Pack an extra set of your favorite must have items in a travel kit. Tip: a personalized bag might come in handy for the nurses to know your belongings. This travel kit, along with your tote bag can be placed in your car for a last minute grab! In addition to bathroom supplies, pack a pair of ballet slippers and extra socks for walking around. Pack a few extra pairs of necessity items that you don’t mind leaving behind. Then all you’ll need are a change of clothes for you to go home in, think sweats and comfy. You’re not a celebrity; no one expects full makeup and heels!
Bringing a baby into the world is one of life’s greatest miracles. The delivery is usually the scariest part for moms. The more you’re prepared for things, the easier the process will be. Most hospitals recommend you have a baby hospital bag prepared at 35 weeks. Be sure to put items on your baby shower registry that you’ll use for the day of as well. Your friends and family will give you baby shower gifts they remember having and you’ll probably stock up on advice and tips. Don’t be worried about keeping every little item, the only one you really need to remember to bring home is your new bundle of joy!
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