1. Going-Home outfit
Make sure you have an outfit ready to go for when you leave the hospital. This can be a simple onesie and pants, or a more dressed-up outfit depending on your preference.
A hat is important to keep your baby's head warm after leaving the hospital
It's a good idea to have several onesies on hand, as your baby will likely need to wear one for a while after coming home from the hospital.
Socks are also important to keep your baby's feet warm and can help prevent them from getting cold in between changes.
5. Booties or shoes
Booties or shoes can be necessary if your baby is born in the colder months, to keep their feet warm.
6. Receiving blankets
Receiving blankets are perfect for wrapping your baby in and can also be used as a napkin or changing pad.
7. Swaddling blankets or wraps
Swaddling blankets or wraps can help calm and soothe your baby, and are perfect for keeping them snug and warm.
8. Pacifiers and clips
Pacifiers are a great way to soothe your baby and can help them fall asleep. Make sure you have some pacifier clips handy so you don't lose them!
9. Bottles and nipples or formula and sterilization equipment if you're not breastfeeding
If you're not breastfeeding, you'll need bottles and nipples as well as formula and sterilization equipment.
10. Burp cloths
Burp cloths come in handy for catching any spit-up or messes that may occur while feeding your baby