You probably think that you will only need to look into preparing your hospital bag at maybe…35 weeks?
Well, not everything will go according to your plan as you may go into labour earlier than expected due to unforeseen circumstances. So it’s always good to start getting things ready once your pregnancy has stabilised, or after you hit the 20-week mark of pregnancy.
Here’s what you should at least get ready to avoid a last-minute panic!
(1) T-shirts, sarung and maternity pads for mommy!
Pack your favourite old, baggy, smelly T-shirt because you deserve to feel all comfortable after delivering a baby. Sarung is good too but of course if you prefer baggy long pants it’s fine too. And yes, you’ll be having a heavy period after the deliver, so make sure you get maternity pads ready for it!
(2) Swaddle blanket to keep baby feeling safe!
We all know the weather in Malaysia is awfully hot sometimes, and who would want to swaddle their newborn babies and overheat them? Well, the truth is swaddling your baby will help keep him/her feeling secured. But of course, at the same time you should not overdress your baby with thick clothing. You can consider Suzuran Baby Gauze Short Undershirt (or Long) for your baby’s wear as it’s airy, comfortable and soft & gentle on your baby’s skin. So, make sure you pack one in the bag as the hospital nurse will ask a swaddle blanket from you upon discharging you and your baby.
(3) Baby gloves to avoid baby from scratching him/herself!
(4) A pack of newborn diaper to keep your baby’s bum clean & dry!
(5) Some formula milk powder on standby!