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To make sure you have everything you need at home and can focus entirely on your new family.

What do I need in my hospital bag?

You never know how things will turn out. That's why it’s always best to pack a bag for your stay in hospital before your baby is due to be born. In addition to personal hygiene products, we also recommend:

  • 2 shirts or long T-shirts for during contractions
  • 1 flannel
  • Dressing gown or long cardigan
  • Nightgowns which unbutton at the front (make it easier to breastfeed) or a breastfeeding T-shirt
  • Boil-proof knickers
  • Breastfeeding bra, nursing pads
  • Slippers, flip-flops
  • Your favorite music or audio-books
  • Outside clothes suitable for the time of year for the journey home
  • and last but not least, biscuits, fruit or similar for the father-to-be or other loved ones accompanying you to the hospital

For baby's journey home:

  • 1 babygro
  • 1 little jacket
  • Warm socks
  • 2 nappies
  • onesie
  • 1 set of outdoor gear with hat
  • portable child car seat

You should also have the following on hand:

  • Maternity log
  • Identity card/passport
  • Marriage certificate, birth certificates for unmarried couples
  • Family record book

Sounds like a lot? No need to worry - even if you're not perfectly organised, your baby doesn't enter the world with a ready-packed bag either.

What things should I have in the house before the baby is born?

No need for stress - you don't have to welcome your baby home with a freshly painted, comfortably furnished nursery. It is much more important that you spend time with your child and are able to focus completely on its well-being. This works best if your home is arranged practically:

  • Baby changing unit at the right height
  • Bath fixture for changing and washing your baby at the same time.
  • Washable changing mat
  • Cot with suitable mattress and at least 2 sheets
  • 1-2 sleeping bags suitable for the time of year
  • Heater for the baby changing area
  • A mobile bassinet or cradle for the first few months

You will need the following for going on trips:

  • A pram complete with a bag or carrying tray and protection against the sun and rain 
  • Baby car seat and car sunblind
  • warmer Fur or fleece bag for the stroller (depending on the season)

  • Baby changing bag containing all your baby paraphernalia such as nappies, baby oil etc.

 

 

 

How much care does a baby's skin need?

Your baby's delicate skin needs lots of care and attention, particularly in the first few months. The best thing (for the environment too) is still a flannel and warm water. The basic equipment you will need to care for your baby also includes:

  • Nappies (smallest size)
  • Nourishing oil wipes, powder and rash cream
  • Nappy pail with lid
  • Baby bath
  • Bath thermometer
  • 2 towels (ideally with a hood)
  • Baby oil or baby lotion for after bathing
  • Soft brush
  • Baby nail cutters
  • 4-6 soft flannels
  • 6-8 bibs (e.g. muslin cloths)
  • Sterile compresses for treating the navel area

What is important for breastfeeding and drinking?

Breastfeeding is best for your baby - and with a little help usually works like clockwork. Nevertheless, despite their best attempts, there are times when a mother simply cannot breastfeed. For times such as these, it is important to always have a bottle at home and if possible to pump the breast milk for your baby. This check list contains everything you will need in the first few months:

  • Several breastfeeding bras
  • Nursing pads
  • Breastfeeding cushion
  • 1-2 milk and tea bottles
  • 3-4 teats (silicon or latex in size 1)
  • Breast pump if required (so you can feed your baby valuable breast milk from the bottle in emergencies)
  • Bottle brush
  • Baby food warmer for bottles and baby cups as your baby gets older
  • Steriliser for the microwave
  • 1-2 soothers (size 1, to satisfy the strong urge to suck even between breastfeeding)

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