Preparing for your delivery day doesn’t have to be complicated.
Let’s be honest—at the end of your third trimester, you’ve got a lot going on. While packing your bag for the hospital adds yet another thing to your list, taking your own things will keep you as comfortable as possible. Use this handy checklist to make sure both you and your new baby have everything you need.
Your Hospital Bag Packing Checklist
For baby, pack:
Your labor coach may want to bring items like massage oils and rollers to work out any back pain you experience, a focus object, his own toiletries, a camera and a front-opening shirt to allow skin-to-skin contact with the baby. Also, be sure that your infant’s rear-facing car seat is properly installed in your vehicle’s back seat well before your due date. Babies show up early, and you don’t want to have to scramble to install a car seat so that you can take your newborn home.
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