Maternity suitcase. What to bring to the hospital?


The birth of your baby is closer and closer, you already have your maternity suitcase but … Do you know what you have to carry in it? Today in Les Piculins we leave you a list of everything essential.

When to prepare the suitcase or bag for the hospital?

The hospital bag is prepared weeks before the due date for two simple reasons: because many babies are born before that due date and because once the contractions begin, the excitement of the moment does not allow you to prepare the bag.

Therefore it is recommended to have the maternity suitcase prepared at week 36 of pregnancy . So once the time comes you will only have to think about yourself and your partner.

What to bring in the maternity suitcase?

Besides the documentation important about health and childbirth, it is necessary to accessories and garments for both mom and baby.

Important documentation.

It will depend on the city and type of hospital where you are going to give birth. In general terms it will be:

  • The health card or private insurance card .
  • Pregnancy monitoring documents : analysis, tests …
  • Birth plan . Where you will record your preferences, needs, desires and expectations about the labor and delivery process.
  • DNI both yours and your partner’s.

All of them plus those indicated by your hospital, it will be preferable to take them in a document holder , to have them all closer and at hand.

Accessories and garments for labor and postpartum.

It will be all those who do the more comfortable stay at the time of giving birth and in the days after. The most recommended are:

  • 3-4 comfortable nightgowns and open ahead. Both for your comfort and to facilitate the work of healthcare professionals.
  • Comfortable slippers .
  • Drink and snacks , to stay hydrated.
  • Toilet bag with gel, shampoo, toothpaste …
  • Disposable briefs of cotton. Recommended by midwives and gynecologists. Very hygienic and comfortable in case of stitches and caesarean section.
  • Postpartum compresses .
  • If you are going to breastfeed your baby, nursing bra and protective discs disposable.
  • Clothes for leaving the hospital . Better if it is comfortable especially in case of having stitches or a cesarean section.

Many hospitals provide some of these items, such as nightgown, pads, toiletry bag … You should ask your hospital which ones they will provide you in case you want to save space in your suitcase.

Accessories and clothes for the baby.

Although many hospitals provide diapers and pajamas for newborns, you can always take yours with you. Among the things that we cannot forget for the baby are:

  • Frogs or bodysuits , depending on the time of year.
  • Hats and socks , to keep them warm.
  • Pajamas first clutch.
  • Toilet bag with wipes, diapers, sponge, moisturizing milk …
  • Changing table .
  • Sabanitas and lullabies .

How should the hospital suitcase be?

Ideally, it should be a individual and easily manageable suitcase , medium size where you can store both your things and your baby’s. You can also choose two small suitcases, one for you and one for your baby.

If you don’t have one now is the time to get it. In addition, then it may be the Your baby’s suitcase when you go for a walk or take a trip .

At Les Piculins we have a wide variety of handmade maternity suitcases with fabrics Liberty and Vichy of great quality. Our suitcases have waterproof interior , pockets side and rubbers so that everything stays in its place.

Besides, his care is very easy : Machine wash, with your baby’s hypoallergenic detergent, maximum 30 ° C. It can be ironed as long as it is not pressed too hard so that the filling does not suffer alterations (do not tumble dry).

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