by Lyn Lomasi, Write W.A.V.E. Media Staff
Having gone through the birth experience four times (with another on the way), I feel the need to inform parents what to bring and what is unnecessary for the hospital delivery bag. There are so many new products out there pushing you to buy them for this and that, but what do you really need in the hospital delivery bag for mom and Baby? Which items can you do without?
Items for Mom and Her Partner:
Note: You will likely not have to pack items such as movies, radios, and toiletries. Most hospitals will provide these items. Besides, you really will be too busy caring for the baby, taking postnatal hospital classes, and sleeping to enjoy the radio or an entire movie. Your baby will probably enjoy your singing more than a baby sounds cd as well.
Whichever toiletries are not provided by asking the nurse can likely be found in the hospital gift shop. If not, you can ask someone to bring them later if necessary. This way you don't have to bring in such a cumbersome bag while you're in labor. Besides, by the time you leave, you will need the extra space in your bag. The hospital will give you tons of freebies for yourself and the baby.
Items For Baby:
Items Baby Can Do Without Until After You’re Home:
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