Is your due date approaching? If yes, it’s time to pack a hospital bag for your newborn baby to avoid a last-minute rush. As both a newborn photographer and mom, I would love to share some useful tips with you to prepare the hospital bag.

1. Outfit to Wear Home

Pack a going-home outfit for your baby. Two sets of open-body clothes (100% natural cotton) in newborn size – one for use and one for standby – are sufficient for your baby.

2. Blankets and Swaddles

Blankets will also come in handy to cover up your newborn baby when bringing your baby home. The hospital may provide blankets, but just in case they’re getting dirty. At the same time, the nurses may teach you how to properly swaddle your little one.

newborn baby coverd with blanket

3. Hat And Sock

Bring a hat and pairs of socks to prevent your newborn baby from catching a cold and to protect his/her delicate new skin.

4. Diapers

Don’t forget to prepare NB-size newborn diapers. They are consumed quite a lot at the beginning – at least ten pieces per day.

cute newborn baby girl in the bowl

5. Baby Wipes and Tissues

As we know, the newborn baby’s skin is delicate and sensitive, the special baby wipes and tissues are essential for your hospital bag.

6. Baby Lotion

We suggest don’t forget the baby lotion! Baby lotion without harsh ingredients is a good helper after bath time to lock moisture by forming a skin barrier.

newborn baby boy with hat

7. Bottles, Formula, Cleaner, And Brush

After your baby is born, you may need one or two days to have breast milk. Hospitals might provide bottles and formula for your newborn baby, but you can pack several bottles and your formula of choice (just in case).

8. Nursing Pillow

Should you choose to breastfeed your newborn, a nursing pillow will be your saver! The nursing pillow props up your infant and supports his/her head providing extra support for you while nursing.

newborn baby girl bump up

9. Baby Car Seat

Whether you’re driving or riding, a baby car seat is a security guarantee when you’re bringing your baby home from the hospital.

10. Pediatrician’s Contact Information

Your doctor and nurses may ask you for your contact information. Hence, it’s good to have it handy.

 

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