The main essentials required for baby when you are at the hospital include (allows for you staying an extra day):
Baby grows about 3.
Vests are optional, you will only need them if it is cool in the room or very warm instead of baby grows.
2-3 pairs of socks / booties.
2 Scratch mittens as these are easily lost.
1 Changing mat.
Nappies, I used to get through 5-7 a day when my girls were little. Allow for a few days in case you need to stay in. (Hospitals will normally have some spare for emergencies especially if it’s your first baby.)
1 pack Baby wipes.
15 Nappy bags.
Cream for the little ones bottom – Sudocrem is good.
Antibacterial gel / wipes.
4-5 Muslin squares.
2-3 small sterilised bottles.
1 bottle of pre mixed baby milk just in case.
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