A little guide from a mommy experienced in maternity bags! According to my practice, what to take to maternity is very simple, but for first-time moms it can get a little complicated so I will put the main items and you can change them according to your wishes.
Usually you stay 2 to 3 days in the maternity hospital in case of cesarean section , and in the case of normal delivery of 1 to 2 days, foreseeing this period I put together a maternity list to facilitate and remembering that each exchange is organized in a bag, in addition to do not get dirty, it helps a lot when changing the baby. Come on:
Clothing and Diapers
4 changes of clothes for the baby with:
- 1 jumpsuit, 1 body, 1 pants or panty, 1 sock, 1 diaper (organized per day in a sachet)
- 2 blankets if it is summer or if it is winter 1 blanket and 1 blanket
- Gloves and cap if it’s cold
- 4 mouth wipes
- 2 cloth diapers
- 2 diaper towels (of those towels that have the diaper inside, they are soft and do not hurt the baby’s skin)
- If you think it is necessary to also take spare parts, but 2 of each for example, 2 body 2 pants 1 extra jumpsuit for emergencies.
- Maternity exit with overalls and blanket
- Liquid soap from head to toe
- Cotton swab (separate a little from those zipper bags you have in the supermarket or put in a clean box)
- 70% alcohol%
- Anti-diaper rash
- Wet wipes (give preference to hypoallergenic ones, Monica’s or Pampers are great options)
- 1 pack of newborn diapers
- Pacifier, this is optional, but I confess that for me it was a great help in motherhood! LOL
- 1 plastic sachet for dirty laundry
- 1 changer
- 2 diapers
IMPORTANT: Normally, maternity wards provide a list of necessary items on the day of the visit. This list can vary from maternity to maternity, so find out.
Other Items to Take Out of the Maternity Bag
Baby comfort in the car to go home, and the souvenirs along with the maternity door and in the case of girls some tiara, but don’t be too excited lol. Remember that there is always the possibility that in case something is missing, your husband or relative will pick it up for you and there are always pharmacies around maternity wards.
Girls, I’ve seen that many moms have doubts about what to take to motherhood, but know that my experience has taught me a lot when it comes to this. So what to take in the maternity bag, how to assemble a maternity bag without excess and without missing anything from the baby and mom on the days when they will be in the maternity?
What Season of the Year Will Baby Be Born?
The first step is to know when your baby is born, he will be born in the cold climate, or in the warmest climate , that is, winter, summer or mid season. If it’s winter, invest in warmer plush and woolen clothes, but if it’s in the heat, the finest knitted clothes are worth. Second step is to consult the maternity ward where the baby will be born, there will probably be a list where they guide more or less what to take to the maternity ward.
Guys, this is the basics and believe me what you really use, adapt it as you think it is necessary, but know that it is only 2 or 3 days that fly by and unless you are going to have a baby very far from home there is no need to fill the maternity room with things that in the end will only make volume and don’t even end up using ok?
Questions from Readers:
How to Organize the Maternity Bag?
The organization will depend on the season the baby will be born and thus separate the pieces needed to dress and assemble each kit. To make your life easier in the maternity ward and the nurses if that is the service, separate into kits each exchange containing body, sock, pants, overalls and diaper.
Depending on the temperature you can change or remove some parts for something adjusted to your need. To separate the kits you can use transparent plastic bags or even TNT bags that are cute. Organize inside the suitcase so that you do not wrinkle the clothes and place the necessary hygiene products in the compartments of the suitcase so as not to mix.
How to choose the maternity bag?
Usually moms go in the options of known characters, famous brands or even for the beauty of the suitcase and forget to check the main one, the functionality of the suitcase!
The maternity suitcase must have compartment compartments, good space to organize the clothes and also take all the necessary items during hospitalization such as diaper, ointment, 70% alcohol and whatever is asked for more on the maternity list.
When to pack the maternity bag?
Even the desire and anxiety to fix everything soon is great, there is no need to be in a hurry. The ideal is to have it ready after 32 weeks. With an average of 2 months in advance it is enough to get everything ready and without forgetting any item for the big day.
Affectionate bjus and even more with mom’s suitcase !!
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My name is Dr. Alexis Hart I am 38 years old, I am the mother of 3 beautiful children! Different ages, different phases 16 years, 12 years and 7 years. In love with motherhood since always, I found it difficult to make my dreams come true, and also some more after I was already a mother.
Since I imagined myself as a mother, in my thoughts everything seemed to be much easier and simpler than it really was, I expected to get pregnant as soon as I wished, but it wasn’t that simple. The first pregnancy was smooth, but my daughter’s birth was very troubled. Joana was born in 2002 with a weight of 2930kg and 45cm, from a very peaceful cesarean delivery but she had already been born with congenital pneumonia due to a broken bag not treated with antibiotics even before delivery.