Nesting is part of the process and for first time moms
sometimes chaotic, unorganized and confusing
I've created this blog post for first time mamma's that want a minimalist approach that is simple and efficient in guiding in the preparation of packing a labor bag. Trying to outline the most useful thing I learned giving birth to my son Lyric completely natural without any drugs in a hospital. When reminiscing on preparing for myself and baby, a lot of feelings come up for me. Excitement, nervousness, confidence, fear, joy, worries and just about every other feeling that comes with being a new mom. The one thing that really stood out was the lack of simplistic lists for Labors bags and must-haves for baby. I remember browsing through so many checklist and blogs that had greatly detailed lists on things to bring that would cost a fortune and a bus to carry. I hoping to share my experience by simplifying things(without breaking the bank), so you can relax about the materials and focus on the internal bliss of birthing another life. In hopes of helping create a blissful and serene nesting experience with a oh, so calm and peaceful birth.
Labor Bag Checklist for Mamma
Pro Tip: I know the mamma in there wants to have Dad in the mix and let me just say... this is your time to take advantage of everything being catered to YOU & BABY. Sure, it may sound a little insensitive but trust me after hours and hours of labor, no one deserves being treated like a Queen then YOU. Don't worry about Dad, he is a grown man that can take care of him self (believe it or not). Plus, Hospitals have cafeterias, room service, a 24 hr Menu and vending machines.... If hes hungry he will figure it out and if hes bored well.... tough love.
- Bluetooth Speaker/ Charger - Along with several hours of play lists of songs that will help you stay relaxed and calm.
- Cell Phone/ Charger
- Digital Camera /Charger(if you already own one)
- Relaxing entertainment
- Nightgown (you don't mind getting blood on)
- Nursing Bra
- Nursing Pads
- Comfy Clothes to Wear, For ex.
Nursing Night Gowns (the hospital does provided a gown), Nursing Tanks, Jogging pants or shorts
- Comfy Clothes & Shoes to wear Home
- Head Band, Hair Ties
- Tooth Brush, Tooth paste
- Lip balm
- Shampoo & conditioner (no one likes the stuff they give you)
- Make up ( I never used mine but some mammas want for pictures)
- Massage Oil or Coconut-oil
- Essential Oil Room Spray I used this Frankincence-Lavender Zum Mist
The Things My Hospital Provided
- Disposable Underwear (sounds kinda gross but these made life sooo easy, I would recommend trying to take as many home with you as possible)
- Non Slip Socks
- Heavy Flow Pads
- Cleansing Package of Essentials
- Extra Pillows & Blankets (for in hospital use)
- Food, snacks, H20, Meals (available 24hrs)
- Cute New Born Outfits
- Soft gowns (Many sleepers/gowns now come with little baby mitts)
- Newborn hats/ head bands
- Booties, Socks
- Baby Blankets
- Infant car seat
- White-Noise App or Machine
Note — take advantage of those hospital diapers and wipes
Make him pack his own bag....