Even though having a baby can be a joyous moment, it can also be very stressful time. So there’s no last-minute scramble to fill a suitcase between contractions, we recommend having your suitcase packed several weeks in advance of your due date. My daughter is due in six weeks and already has her bag packed.
To help new moms who are wondering what to pack for their hospital stay, we have put together a list of suggestions you should pack for baby.
Important Baby Items to Pack in Your Hospital Bag
Baby clothes are important for baby’s hospital picture and when it’s time to leave to go home. At Today’s Woman we recommend an outfit that’s soft, cozy, and easy to get on and off. The Take Me Home Newborn Gift Set from Elegant Baby makes the perfect item to take baby home in.
The set has a hat, a long-sleeve kimono style top, pink and white stripe pajama pants and a reversible receiving blanket. The whole set comes in a drawstring bag, so it’s easy to store or to give as a unique baby shower gift. Made of soft 100% cotton interlock fabric, you can rest assure that it will be soft against your little ones delicate skin. The outfit is also easy for new moms to get on and off baby.
The hospital will provide blankets for swaddling your baby while you’re there, but you may want to bring your own. The nice thing about the ‘Take me home set’ is that it comes with a generously sized receiving blanket, large enough for swaddling.
The Elegant Baby “Signature Collection” Take Me Home Gift Set comes in both pink and blue. I can’t wait to bring our granddaughter home from the hospital in this sweet adorable set. Everyone has their own opinion of a coming home outfit. We would love to hear what you brought your baby home in?
Don’t forget to pack booties or socks for baby. I love the socks that Elegant Baby carries that are designed to look like shoes! The socks fit sizes 0-12 months, so my granddaughter can wear them her whole first year. I found Elegant Baby to be one of the few stores to offer size 0-12 months, which is a great money saver! Don’t worry, if you are having a baby boy. Elegant Baby has you covered, with their adorable sock collections for boys.
Elegant Baby Microfiber blankets are great for shielding him/ her him from the outside elements like the cold, wind, rain or snow. Not to mention blankets are great insulators for keeping your baby warm on the car ridge home. Best of all, this blanket can even be personalized with embroidered monogramming to make it a unique baby shower gift.
Many Canadian stores are now carry the Elegant Baby line including Indigo/ Chapters in Brampton Ontario & Kingsmills Department Store in London, ON.
The opinions expressed above are honest, accurate, and not encouraged anyway by monetary donations. A sample free of charge was received from Celebrity Baby Trend Expert, Rachel Florio-Urso.