Prepping for a new baby can be very stressful. There is a swarm of opinions and advice about how to prepare for your new baby. As the day gets closer the pressure rises to be packed and ready. Here is a simple hospital bag checklist list of the 10 most important things that you will need in order to be set for your delivery and time in the hospital.
Let’s be honest, hospital floors were not made for comfort. When going to the bathroom or walking the new baby up and down the halls, you will want to be comfy. The Hospital Bag Kit by Blossom includes plush “Legendary Female” or “Bad Ass” slippers that are super soft and easy to slip on!
After giving birth, it is essential to have quick and easy ways to freshen up. Having a toothbrush and a comb on hand will help you to quickly feel more like yourself. Deodorant is also a must! The travel size Earth Mama Ginger Fresh Deodorant in the Hospital Bag Kit by Blossom is compact and perfect to keep nearby so that you can always feel and smell fresh.
3. Phone Charger
Mommies typically spend between 1-4 days in the hospital. You will want to keep your phone charged during this time so you can stay in contact with family and friends and take pictures of your new bundle of joy! So, don’t forget to throw your phone charger in your Hospital Bag Kit by Blossom on the way out the door.
Whether you give birth vaginally or by c-section, your body will need time to recover. During that time, pants are not going to be your best friend. Bring a robe so that you can stay cozy and pants free during your hospital stay!
5. Nursing Pads
Whether you choose to breastfeed or bottle feed, you will experience leaking as your milk production adapts. If you chose not to breastfeed, leaking will last about a week. If you chose to breastfeed, you can expect leaking for one to two months as your breasts adjust to your baby’s needs. The Bamboobies Disposable Nursing Pads included in the Hospital Bag Kit by Blossom are designed with a soft, absorbent interior and leak proof top to keep you comfortable and clean.
6. Postpartum Pads
After giving birth, bleeding is the heaviest for about a week and will continue for three to eight weeks after that. Postpartum pads are the best way to keep you clean and comfortable during this process. The Natracare Postpartum Pads included in the Hospital Bag Kit by Blossom are extra long to prevent leaks and designed with a 100% cotton cover that allows your skin to breathe.
7. Mesh Underwear
Your body will need time to recover after giving birth. Having comfortable mesh underwear allows your body to recover comfortably. Mesh underwear will also keep your postpartum pad in place so you can stay clean and secure. The Hospital Bag Kit by Blossom comes with Mother Mother Disposable Mesh Underwear to keep you feeling your best. The cloth-like design is perfect for sore and sensitive skin.
8. Hair Control
While giving birth, you don’t want to worry about hair in your face and mouth. Be sure to add a hair tie or headband to your Hospital Bag Kit by Blossom to keep your locks out of the way. Mother Mother Dry Shampoo is also a great addition to easily keep your hair fresh during your stay at the hospital!
9. Nipple Balm
If you chose to breastfeed your baby, nipple balm is a must have. Dry, cracked, and itchy nipples are common when you first start breastfeeding your baby. A nipple balm is an easy way to prevent these occurrences and make breastfeeding much more comfortable. The organic Tiny Human Nipple Crack Nipple Balm included in the Hospital Bag Kit by Blossom is safe for your baby and does not need to be washed off before breastfeeding. There’s one less thing to worry about!
10. Facial spray
Facial spray is a wonderful way to freshen up quickly. It is an easy way to care of your postpartum self so that you can feel your best for yourself and your baby. The Babe & Body Mermaid Sea Water Face and Body Spray in the Hospital Bag Kit by Blossom is perfect to soothe and freshen your face. It can also be used to freshen bedding, clothes, and anything else that needs a pick me up.
Take a deep breath, mama. You got this!!