Essential Items You’ll Need for the Day After Birth

Essential Items You’ll Need for the Day After Birth

You may have stocked your nursery with all the necessities for bringing your new baby home, but before you leave for the hospital, don’t forget these must-have, post-delivery items:

Nursing bra and breast pads: If you’ll be breastfeeding, be sure to pack a bra that lets you nurse comfortably and nursing tank tops.

Sanitary napkins: Yes, hospitals provide these, but it feels better to have the brand you use regularly.

Maternity underwear: This is especially helpful if you’ve had a c-section and can benefit from a more generous fit over your incision.

Slippers and warm socks: Hospital rooms tend to be kept at extra-cool temperatures. Plus, if you’ll be making daily treks from the maternity ward to the nursery, comfortable footwear is key.

Your own pajamas/robe and a headband: Speaking of treks to the maternity ward, having your own comfy clothes is a plus, and a headband helps tame pillow head with a minimum of fuss.

Toiletries: Toothpaste, a toothbrush, lip balm, and a hairbrush will make you feel like a new woman.

Eyeglasses: If you wear contact lenses, you can’t be bothered with trying to put them in when you can’t get around as easily.