The Mother’s Maternity Suitcase

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The Mother’s Maternity Suitcase: Better to anticipate and make your suitcase for the maternity a few weeks, even a few months, before the presumed date of your childbirth. We never know! Do not overload yourself, especially focus on the essentials for you and your newborn. Clothes, toiletries … we help you to make your checklist!

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The Mother's Maternity Suitcase
The Mother’s Maternity Suitcase

The essential thing to put in your maternity suitcase

Who says bag for motherhood, says travel light! Your stay in the hospital or clinic lasts on average between three and five days maximum. A long weekend in short! So there’s no point in arriving loaded like a donkey at the maternity, especially since your companion and your family will take care and will bring to you “on demand” anything you could have forgotten!

For the birth room

Depending on your baby’s predicted body size, different ultrasounds will be used for “birth” or “one-month” clothing. For moms who have a tight budget, it is better to look directly at bodysuits and baby pajamas for “a month” (it grows so fast!). Also, according to the current season, adapt the length of the sleeves: it is useless that they are long in the middle of August! You should also prefer the pressures, rather than nice little ties, that will make life easier for you at the time of exchange. Natural materials, such as cotton, are more than ever recommended. Acrylic, on the other hand,

For the stay in maternity

For Baby:

To know the approximate number of small clothes to take with you, base yourself on the average number of days your motherhood keeps your young mothers, and add 2. By counting on a baby who spits a little, you will get the right one Digit! We can not advise you too much to choose the cutest and creative outfits to put all the assets of your newborn in value immediately.
Regarding baby hygiene products, as well as diapers, they will be provided by the maternity.

For you:

Hard to understand all the dresses of all mothers: some will prefer ample clothes to be comfortable, others will opt, as usual, for more adjusted clothes. It is up to you to choose, the main thing being to make you happy during this stay at the maternity.

A tip: also take away what make you beautiful. The visits arrive very soon after childbirth, and it is always nice to be told: “but you are superb!”, Particularly as it is a good bet that afterward, all the compliments will go to Your little wonder!

The big day is coming. To avoid being caught off guard, here is the list of essentials to slip into your suitcase before leaving for the maternity.

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sofsy Soft-Touch Rayon Blend Tie Front Nursing & Maternity Fashion Top Dress
sofsy Soft-Touch Rayon Blend Tie Front Nursing & Maternity Fashion Top Dress

A large tee-shirt to give birth

It is advisable to bring a large tee-shirt and a pair of socks. You can also bring a fogger. Your companion will be able to spray water on your face during childbirth. Allow a bit of playback, an MP3 player, and a camera.

Kindred Bravely The Davy Ultra Soft Maternity & Nursing Pajamas Sleepwear Set
Kindred Bravely The Davy Ultra Soft Maternity & Nursing Pajamas Sleepwear Set

Nightwear

You will spend much time in pajamas or a nightgown. You will need spare. It is up to you to see the nightwear (nightie, top and pajama socks …) in which you will be most comfortable. Also bring a pair of slippers, a bathrobe or a dressing gown.

Comfortable outfits

To receive your family and friends, you will need some day outfits. In summer, a long and light dress will be perfect. In winter, opt for a full, flowing pant. Focus on comfort.

A toilet bag

Shower gel, shampoo, toothpaste … Take your toiletries like when you go on weekends or holidays.

Carer Disposable Fixing Mesh Pants for Maternity and Incontinence Pack of 10 X-Large
Carer Disposable Fixing Mesh Pants for Maternity and Incontinence Pack of 10 X-Large

Hygiene products

To avoid staining your lingerie, plan disposable briefs. Bring also soft and ultra-absorbent sanitary napkins, even though maternity wards usually provide them.

Remington D3190A Damage Control Ceramic Hair Dryer, Ionic Dryer, Hair Dryer
Remington D3190A Damage Control Ceramic Hair Dryer, Ionic Dryer, Hair Dryer

A hair dryer

It will not only serve to make you a nice brushing! Some maternities, in fact, advise having a hair dryer with cold air. In the case of episiotomy, it will serve to dry the scar.

My Brest Friend Nursing Pillow
My Brest Friend Nursing Pillow

A nursing pillow

Maybe you bought a breastfeeding cushion during your pregnancy to bring you some comfort. If so, know that it will also be useful after childbirth. You will use it of course if you decide to breastfeed, but you can also sit on it (way buoy) in the case of episiotomy.

Breastfeeding kit

Do you want to breastfeed? You will need a special bra and nursing pillows.

To distract oneself…

Camera, books, notebook, MP3 player … Do not hesitate to slip into your luggage everything that will allow you to distract yourself when your baby sleeps. Consider also a pen and a small notebook on which you will be able to note (and do not forget) all the questions you want to ask the auxiliaries of child care.

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I am in the privileged position of doing both a clinical psychologist and a parent, with over 18 years experience of working with Fertility, Pregnancy , Baby,And 13 years experience of maternity. That means that, while I have every confidence in my clinical and professional ability, I can also tell you that I totally understand the insecurities, fears, hopes and immense joys that come with parenting