What clothes should I bring to the hospital for my newborn?

Going-home outfit, including socks or booties. A receiving blanket and a couple of burp cloths. Extra layers like a sweater or bunting, plus a knit cap if it’s cold out. A hat with a little brim in case it’s sunny.

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.

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.

Do hospitals give you baby formula?

If you are not planning to breastfeed, or if you need to supplement breastfeeding your newborn, hospitals will usually help you out by giving you ready-to-use formula if requested.

How many days do you stay in the hospital after giving birth?

After normal vaginal delivery

After an uncomplicated vaginal delivery, you’ll likely stay in the hospital for 24 to 48 hours. You’ll need to rest and wait for any anesthesia to wear off. And your healthcare provider will want to monitor you and your baby for the first day or so to make sure no problems develop.

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How many sleepsuits does a newborn need?

The general advice is that you should buy 2 to 3 newborn sleepsuits. This is because newborn babies outgrow baby sleepsuits pretty quickly usually within 2-3 weeks.

Can newborns wear 0-3 months?

If you’re buying for your unborn baby, in general it’s best to buy 0-3 month clothes, as newborn size can be outgrown very quickly. It’s important to never dress them in clothes that are much too big though, especially sleepwear. It could be a suffocation risk.

Does hospital provide clothes for baby?

Your little one will be covered with most supplies for their time in the hospital. In fact, some delivery units may even require — for safety measures — that babies wear hospital-branded onesies until you’re discharged. Try packing baby’s items in the diaper bag you plan on using once they’re born.

When Should I pack my hospital bag?

You should have your hospital bag ready to go between weeks 32 and 35 of your pregnancy, in case your baby comes a bit earlier than expected. A good time to start the packing process is around the 28 week mark, or at the start of your 3rd trimester.