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Clinic bag for childbirth

Birth preparation

I pack my bag and take with me ...

Now you are entering the final spurt of your pregnancy! The nursery is fully furnished, changing table and cot are ready, so the baby can come! So that you have the most important things with you in the hospital, here are our tips for your clinic bag.

When should I pack the clinic bag?

Packing the clinic bag is sure to be exciting for you. After all, it means that you will soon be holding your little miracle in your arms. So that you are prepared for all eventualities, you should pack the clinic bag between the 32nd and 34th week of pregnancy - better safe than sorry! The best thing to do is to find a place in the apartment for your packed bag that is easy and quickly accessible. A reach for the hospital bag is enough when the time comes.

What belongs in the clinic bag - the checklist:

The motto when packing the bag for the hospital is: as little as possible, as much as necessary. After all, you're only in the hospital for a few days. And if something is missing, your partner, family and friends will be happy to bring it to you.

Important documents:

  • your mother-child passport
  • your identity card or passport
  • your e-card
  • Tip: Many clinics take over the registration of your child at the registry office for you. For this they need the marriage certificate or, in the case of unmarried mothers, the birth certificate.

For delivery:

  • a loose, comfortable T-shirt or an old nightgown that you can wear during childbirth and that can also get dirty
  • a bathrobe for walks across the corridor
  • a pair of slippers to keep your feet comfortable and warm during short walks
  • thick, warm socks without a tight elastic band, because cold feet inhibit labor
  • a headband or hair tie if you have long hair
  • Lip balm
  • Drinks and snacks such as muesli bars or grape sugar to strengthen you and your companions
  • Music, e.g. B. CDs with relaxation music, iPod, MP3 player or your smartphone with your favorite playlist
  • a camera or your smartphone with a camera - tip: It is best to take photos without flash, after all, everything is brand new for your baby after the birth
  • glasses in case the contact lenses start to get in the way

For the time in the clinic:

  • Three to four wide T-shirts, nursing T-shirts, button-up shirts, comfortable nightgowns or pajama jackets for breastfeeding - it is important that they can be opened to the front
  • a jogging suit or comfortable, wide trousers that fit you around the 6th month
  • Two to three nursing bras, ideally about two sizes larger than before the pregnancy - your breast is now bigger due to the milk production
  • a pack of nursing pads
  • about eight briefs - make sure that they are as stretchy as possible so that they cannot press on a possible caesarean section scar or so that large sanitary towels fit inside. Old, boil-proof briefs or disposable panties are best, because the bleeding at the beginning can be difficult to wash out again
  • Most hospitals provide large, soft sanitary napkins to catch the weekly flow - it will be a little heavier than your normal period
  • some washcloths (disposable washcloths are practical) and towels - many clinics also provide these, but taking them with you does not hurt either
  • a bag for the dirty laundry
  • Toiletries: toothpaste and toothbrush, face cream or skin cream, deodorant, lotion, shower gel, shampoo, comb and / or brush, a nail file, a small mirror, handkerchiefs, a hair dryer and a lip balm stick
  • your smartphone or an address book with the most important phone numbers
  • a notebook and a pen
  • some money
  • something that helps you relax, e.g. photos, a book, tablet or e-reader, magazines or a cozy pillow
  • Don't forget your mobile phone charger

For your baby:

  • In most hospitals you will be provided with baby clothes, diapers, etc. - it is best to find out beforehand whether this is also the case in your hospital or whether it belongs in your clinic bag
  • for the drive home: a set in size 56-62 with body, shirt, jacket, romper, socks, wool jacket and hat
  • in winter a snowsuit and a warm baby blanket
  • and very important: the baby safety seat for the trip home from the hospital

Finally, a real insider tip: Baby clothes for the way home do not necessarily have to be in the clinic bag. Simply put everything at home in the baby safety seat - when the time is right for you and your baby and it goes home, your partner or family can bring everything to the hospital to be picked up with one hand.

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