Newborn Essentials: Your Ultimate Maternity Bag Checklist"

Newborn Essentials: Your Ultimate Maternity Bag Checklist"

Dear Expectant Mum, or maybe already Mum!

No matter what your situation is, there is nothing more exciting than preparing yourself emotionally for the arrival of a new member in the family. Take a moment to relax, grab a cup of tea or cocoa, find a cozy corner, and bring a special notebook to jot down everything you need for yourself and your little one.

1. Don't leave everything until the last month of pregnancy.

Leaving everything until the last minute will only stress you out. It's best to start preparing as soon as possible so you can enjoy the journey of pregnancy. In your notebook, create two chapters: one for you and one for your baby. Begin by making a checklist for each:

1.1 Checklist for Expecting Mums

Belly Care:
Invest in a product to reduce itching and stretch marks on your belly. Natural oils like Argan or olive oil, or tea oil, are highly effective in reducing up to 80% of the scratches and can even make them disappear after giving birth. Keep your belly moisturized with these magical natural oils for an amazing and well-recovered belly. Trust in the power of nature.

Vitamins during your pregnancy:
Consult with your doctor to determine the best vitamins for you. These are necessary to keep your mood and body in good health, especially since childbirth requires a lot of blood. It's important for expectant mothers to prepare their bodies by eating well and exercising. Always prioritize the recommendations of healthcare professionals before choosing any vitamins on your own.

Maternity wear:
If you love fashion and want to show off your belly after the fourth month, here are three online brands where you can shop and receive dresses to enjoy before the fifth month. Choose clothes that make you feel comfortable for any occasion. Fabrics like silk and cotton are the best as they feel light and free on your body. Opt for eco-friendly options whenever possible. Don't forget to include birthing gowns and hospital sets in your list. Remember, you'll be looking back at these photos, and you'll also receive guests. So pamper yourself for this special day. Leave the pyjamas at home!

Hospital Bag:
Now comes the most exciting part: packing your hospital bag. Consider whether you will have a natural birth or a C-section. If you're having a natural birth, you won't need as many clothes, pads, or bras. However, if you're having a C-section, your hospital stay will likely be around four days. Here's what to include:

Natural Birth:
- All your documentation and the newborn essentials in one place.
- Socks, hair clips or ties, nursing pads, and bras.
- Comfortable post-delivery robe. Cotton is recommended as it is lightweight, and maternity wards can often be hot.
- Toiletries: hairbrush, toothbrush, body oil, shampoo, deodorant, face skincare, lip balm, etc.
- Mobile phone and charger, laptop if necessary.
- Special instant camera for capturing precious moments.
- Pillow for your back and flat slippers.

1.2 Checklist for the Newborns

Newborn wrapped in our Lulllaby Swaddle Cotton in the hospital room
What an exciting moment! By now, you've probably visited many physical and online stores to see the latest trends for baby boys and girls in all seasons.

Whether you're delivering in winter, summer, spring, or fall, it's essential to choose organic cotton or certified ecological clothing for your baby's delicate skin. These fabrics are breathable, fresh, and absorbent. Consider the following recommendations:

Hygiene items:
- Diapers and wipes.
- Natural or organic shampoos and body lotions.

- Several onesies.
- First wear set and a set for leaving the hospital.
- Drools for burping.
- Bath cape towel for their first shower.
- Cooing blanket or lullabies to wrapp your baby.

- Bottle, bottle brush, formula, bottle sterilizer, and warmer (if not nursing).
- Nursing pads and nipple cream (if you plan to breastfeed).
- Bibs and burping pads, which will be essential for your hospital bag and for use in the long run.

Remember, this journey is about embracing motherhood and enjoying every precious moment with your little one. Take it step by step, and don't hesitate to seek advice from healthcare professionals and other experienced mothers. You're embarking on an incredible journey, and Mums & Love is here to support you every step of the way.

Don't wait, take a moment to browse through our Newborn Essentials collection and find the perfect dress for you to pre-order it as soon as possible to enjoy a complementary gift. 

With love,
Mums & Love Team

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