So your due date is just a few days away and you’re still not sure what to pack in your hospital bag? This Hospital Bag Checklist will help ensure that you have everything packed and ready, for when your little one decides to show his/her face for the first time.
Some hospitals provide baby with all the required toiletries, but the same cannot be said for all hospitals.
The goodies listed here are for ALL mommies and include everything that you might need in your hospital/baby bag, from toiletries to your newborns FIRST EVER outfit.
It is recommended to have your hospital bag packed, when you are around 34 weeks pregnant, just in case baby decides to arrive early 😉
Baby bottle, formula, sterilizer and bottle brush (for non breastfeeding moms and just in case breastfeeding doesn’t work out, which is relatively common)
Beanie & mittens
Shampoo and conditioner
Phone and charger (for the flood of calls and messages that you might receive and let’s not forget photos!)
2 point plug (for your phone charger)
In the case of a C-SECTION you may want to take linen savers for yourself.
Congratulations MOMMY! Your hospital bag is packed and you are now ready for the upcoming birth of your precious child.
What is/were your absolute, hospital bag must-have(s)?
Not too long ago I was invited to a very special lady’s baby shower, which had me rather excited. I just couldn’t wait to head out to the shops to buy a gift.
To my disarray, I found myself completely lost before I had even started!
I had no idea what to buy for this special mom-to-be and her little bundle of joy. What I did know, was that I wanted something special, something unique, something personal, something that could be cherished for years to come and of course something fab for the special mom-to-be…
Although I found some great stuff (some a bit overpriced, a few things right here at Comfy Kidz, some really great and a few not so appealing), none of them really fulfilled my expectations and still, not quite what I was looking for.
Along my search for a unique baby shower gift (and halfway through this blog post) I had a light-bulb moment… Mommy mall SA!
For those of you who don’t know, Mommy Mall is a virtual shopping mall filled with mom owned businesses. It’s a place where “mompreneurs” come together to network, collaborate and empower other mom’s into turning their small business into a success story. Mommy Mall is a community of mothers trying to do the very best for their families, or as the founder of Mommy Mall – Naomi Butow – would say: “helping to put a child through school”.
One rule of Mommy Mall, is that recommendations for products or services may only be directed toward other members (Mommy Maller’s) within the group. This is one of the rules that really stand out and has become somewhat of a motto for me. So whenever I am in need of anything (and I mean anything) the first place I turn to is Mommy Mall! I’m not saying that this is the only place that I do my shopping, but its certainly the first place I will start!
With the help of all of the wonderful moms at Mommy Mall Cape Town I managed to compile a list of 40 awesome products and services to help YOU on your search for the perfect gift… AND I get to stick to my new motto (bonus)!
And there you have it… 40 unique baby shower gift ideas for mom-to-be and her precious little bundle of joy on the way… HAPPY SHOPPING!
Please feel free to share some of your own unique ideas with us.
Did you know? Baby showers are in fact centuries old and were celebrated amongst the ancient Egyptians as well as the Greeks. Traditionally, baby showers were given only for the family’s first child, and only women were invited. Modern day baby showers only started after WWII during the baby boom era – baby shower attendants would provide the mother-to-be with material goods which helped to lessen the financial burden of infant care.. It seems not too much has changed since then.