Real World Fears

Real World Fears

If you’re packing for a hospital birth, your hospital will provide you with diapers and baby care items. What you need to pack in your hospital bag are clothes for yourself and baby, your identification, cell phone chargers, sunglasses, a camera or video camera and the following items for baby:

  • Diapers (bring at least 10)
  • Wipes
  • Onesies 
  • Feeding bottles (if breast feeding bring one bottle of pumped milk) 
  • Infant car seat and base

Getting used to the Noises of a New Baby

While the sound of a crying baby may fill you with dread, it’s important to remember that they cry to communicate.

Crying is their way of asking for what they need or want, whether it’s a new diaper or food.

Your baby will also cry when they’re hungry or tired because they can’t communicate those needs like an adult can.

What You may Do as a Parent?

To get used to the noise, try recording some white noise so you’ll be familiar with the sound when your baby cries out in the middle of the night. You can either record yourself making some soothing noises or play a CD with ambient sounds like rain and waves.