Respectfully Connected Anthology

Respectfully Connected Anthology

If you’re staying in the hospital, here’s a list of items you should keep close by.

  • A comfortable outfit to wear home from the hospital (either one or two pieces).
  • A soft blanket to bring your baby home in and use for swaddling.
  • The car seat that will be used for bringing your baby home.
  • A small bag of clothes for quick changes.
  • Medications. 
  • Extra bottles for when your milk comes in (if you’re breastfeeding). 
  • Breast pads, if you’re breastfeeding. 
  • Soothing music or white noise app on your phone or tablet. 
  • Pacifiers, if desired.

Items You will need for Home Births

If you are doing a home birth, then see to it that you have the following:

  • Nursing bras and other comfortable clothing
  • 23 sets of sheets and blankets
  • Large, comfortable recliner or couch
  • Pillows (2 or 3)
  • Soft, lightweight blanket for baby to sleep in
  • Crib (or some other type of bed)
  • Baby clothes and diapers at least 24 newborn size outfits and 24 newborn diapers
  • Toys that are safe for babies to play with (optional)