Do you bring a diaper bag to the hospital?

The hospital will have diapers, wipes, baby wash, and lotion, but if you have a certain brand you want to use, then you can bring your own. It’s actually not a bad idea to bring a small extra bag to put all the free (kind of) stuff in that the hospital will send you home with.

What should you not bring to the hospital when having a baby?

Here’s what not to bring to the hospital when you’re ready to deliver:

  • Too much clothing for you or the baby. Choose one outfit each and leave the rest home.
  • Valuables! …
  • A bunch of cash (rely on your partner to pay for snacks).
  • Lots of diapers, since the hospital will provide enough for the time you’re there.

How many baby outfits should I bring to the hospital?

Aim for one outfit in newborn size and one 0-3 months. Don’t forget hats and/or socks, if weather appropriate. Your pediatrician’s contact information. The doctors and nurses will ask you for this information several times, so it’s good to have it handy.

What are the baby items to buy before delivery?

Feeding

  • Lots of bibs.
  • Burp cloths.
  • Breast pump.
  • Milk storage containers (here are some essential safety tips on storing breastmilk)
  • Nursing pillow.
  • Nursing bras (if buying before baby is born, buy one cup size larger than your pregnant bra size)
  • Breast pads (disposable or washable)
  • Lotion for sore nipples.
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How many outfits does a newborn need?

Considering babies go through 1-2 outfit changes a day, it is a good idea to have 4-6 zip front onesies and bodysuits on hand. It is a good idea to have a mix of merino and organic cotton bodysuits, as well as short-sleeved and long-sleeved.