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Hospital Bag- Most Important

I was all set for the D-Day after the roller coaster ride of 9 months

Even though- I was bit lost with what I needed to get before I got my tummy roll home. Our Indian tradition says- you shouldn’t buy anything before your child is born, superstition yes, possibly also just a way to tell you to keep your expectations low, just in case complications of whatever nature may arise. After-all, birthing is not an easy Task, females go through hell and back when in labour. However, me being the enthusiastic chicken that I am, and All Pregnancy Books I read gave a glimpse of what things might be requied for few days while I will be in Hospital Room with the little bundle of joy.

I had packed a pair of night dress, a pair of slippers and a Pair of Bedsheet, for myself, and nothing for the Newborn yet to arrive. We still belive in not buying anything before the baby arrives and I had asked a relative to pass on some newborn clothes of her child which didn’t happen. First thing required was a big cotton cloth to wrap the baby, we used one of the bedsheets from my Hospital bag. Next- My Husband and sister went to a shop nearby and bought a packet of newborn diapers and some new clothes, nappies, socks, caps, towel, wipes and nailclipper.

We kept the baby wrapped in cotton clothes, and newborn diapres for a day and new clothes came in washed and dried next day. But now there was an issue, he got heat rashes on his body and we went to the doctor, he said- it’s because of new clothes as well as heat caused due wrapping the baby, let him be free, don’t keep him in boiling temperature. I had called another relative to ask for some newborn clothes, which I got the next day. We just washed them all once and he wore them for arond 20 days and only then we gradually moved to new clothes.

2.5 years later, Again I am all set for the D-Day but, with prior expeience and huge Hospital bag ready with all the required stuff. You can consider the below list of newborn hospital bag for yourself too. I had packed newbon clothes in fact almost eveything of my first child, means no new stuff were bought except for the newborn size diapers.

Here is a list of stuff I kept, I have mentioned the quantities as well, so you could have a general idea of what went into the baby’s wardrobe as well. Don’t forget that you may recieve some gifts for baby as well in next few days like – clothing, accessories, toys, newborn packs, blancket, baby carriers & stroller. Besides, babies tend to grow pretty soon, so might not fit in those cute newborn clothes (In case you need to buy new ones)

New born diapers – Bought the smallest pack available
Wipes – Cloth wipes(made from old soft cotton Dhoti)
Dry sheet – 2(small)
Baby blankets – 2
Soft cotton wraps – 3
Soft towels – 2
Outfit to go back to home- 1
Cotton Shirts or t-shirts – 8
Coconut oil (you can keep a diaper rash cream if needed)
Diaper/Nappy Liners – 15 (had cut from old soft cotton saree/Dhoti/thin t-shirts)
Flats – 8 (had cut some old t-shirts)
Prefolds – 4
Cloth Nappies – 10
Baby Soap-1
Wet bag -2
Newborn Cloth Diapers – 3
One Size Cloth Diapers – 2
I mentioned here the things went into my hospital bag. You can vary the quantities based on how many days you estimate at the hospital.

My 2 Cute Little Monsters 🙂

If you are here prior to your D-Day, hope this hepls you and all the very best for the new roller-coaster ride.

This blog post is part of the blog challenge ‘Blogaberry Dazzle’ hosted by Cindy D’Silva and Noor Anand Chawla in collaboration with VoxBox and Journery Matters.

32 thoughts on “Hospital Bag- Most Important

  1. This is a very informative post for newbie mommies. As my friend is pregnant and really wants to know all of this information, I am going to share your post with her.

    • Pooja

      Thank you so much

  2. No experience, only jitters while reading this one! A detailed explanation of everything but I still need to forget it to calm my nerves. 😂

    • Pooja

      Ha Ha Ha, I can understand, come back to read this post when you actually need it. 🙂

  3. Mehul Kaku

    This is helpful.

    • Pooja

      Thank You

  4. Yes, families don’t want to buy anything new for the baby before he or she is born. I wish I had this list when my child was born

    • Pooja

      We also didn’t buy anything before baby arrived and managed quite well.

  5. This is a really helpful post for mew mothers. Packing all the essentials for baby and mother is really important.

    • Pooja

      Thank You:-)

  6. This is a very useful post for mothers to be. I am sure they will find it helpful. Thanks for sharing it.

    • Pooja

      Thank You

  7. Your post reminds me of my own kids years back. Back then we used to depend on the family. This will be very useful for soon-to-be mothers.

    • Pooja

      Thank You:-)

  8. Packing a hospital bag is definitely one of the must do. Things. Especially if you are in a nuclear family setup and delivering elsewhere with no support from friends or family. Thank you for sharing.

    • Pooja

      Thank You

  9. Iam sure moms-to-be would find this helpful. I have heard from friends the frenzy last minute if they were not packed. It definitely is less stressful if you are prepared in advance, especially in a scenario where only the couple lives alone and don’t have support of parents in the same city.

    • Pooja

      Thank You

  10. Very useful and informative post Pooja. Thanks for sharing this.

    • Pooja

      Thank You

  11. I agree that hospital bag is quite important while going for delivery. Good that you learnt from the mistakes done during your first baby!

    • Pooja

      Thank You:-)

  12. Suhasini I.P.

    Good information for the pregnant ladies. I had forwarded it to my cousin, who is pregnant and expecting the delivery in next two weeks Pooja

    • Pooja

      Thank You, Hope it will be heplful for them:-)

  13. Shreemayee Chattopadhyay

    First of all congratulations to your new life. You’ve listed some important pointers here. These will help the parents who are on their journey or planning for babies.

    • Pooja

      Thank you so much 🙂

  14. Ghazala Naseem

    Your post reminded me my beautiful journey of motherhood 🙂
    Cute little stuffs & bundle of Joy 🙂

    • Pooja

      Thank You 🙂

  15. I can imagine how unprepared a new mother is. I too had some tough times before my 1st one was born. There is a certain joy and confidence in knowing what to expect with the 2nd child. It was a trip down memory lane with your hospital list:)

    • Pooja

      Thank you 🙂

  16. Oh wow! Is that custom of not buying clothes for newborns, still being followed. I was aghast when my MIL pronounced this. I was asked to use used baby clothes and not to buy any till the baby was 2 1/2. I enjoyed reading your post. Your list is quite comprehensive.

    • Pooja

      Yes, It is still followed, I didn’t buy anything prior both deliveries and sister too used some of used clothes of my son for initial 20 days.

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