The arrival of your baby is approaching: it’s time to take care of what you’ll bring to the maternity hospital to welcome him or her. Here are our tips for preparing the birth kit!
Only a few weeks left until you meet your baby! Whether you’re the queen or king of organisation or a fan of improvisation, preparing the birth kit will save you a lot of stress during your first steps as parents. It’s an emotional time, and it’s good to think ahead as you prepare your nest with your baby. But what should be in that famous travel bag? Charlie Crane has put together a list of essentials for D-Day and the return home!
In the maternity ward
You are entering your 7th month of pregnancy: this is the right time to start preparing the birth kit. It’s not only about organisation, but also about having fun and imagining your baby wiggling around in his bouncer with his first clothes. Here is our list:
– 6 to 8 pyjamas,
– 6 to 8 bodysuits (cotton for the winter and terrycloth for the summer),
– 2 to 3 woollen jackets,
– 1 pair of mittens (to prevent the baby from scratching himself)
– 1 to 3 birth caps (to help regulate the baby’s temperature),
– 2 pairs of booties or socks,
– 1 to 2 sleeping bags,
– 3 to 4 nappies,
– 1 blanket or angel’s nest (for the day of the outing, in the car),
– 1 to 2 dummies and 1 dummy clip (in case he needs to suck)
- What size should I choose for the clothes?
For a baby born at full term, we advise you to choose a 1 month size. For premature babies, you can mix with size birth or 0. The main thing is that they are comfortable and easy to fasten!
- The toilet
– the NOGA changing table (pratique et esthétique : rangement, gain de place et confort pour le change),
– 2 to 3 packages of first age diapers,
– 1 shampoo, 1 baby cleansing gel, dermatological moisturizer, physiological serum,
– Washable cotton squares,
– 1 hairbrush with soft bristles,
– 1 thermometer (in case of fever, agitation, loss of appetite…)
– A soft towel
If you plan to feed your baby with infant milk:
– 2 to 4 large bottles,
– 1 bottle brush,
– At least 8 pacifiers,
– 4 to 6 bibs
- The bedroom
– 4 to 6 KUMI crib sheets,
– 1 blanket,
– 1 baby monitor,
The essentials you don’t necessarily think about
Discover an intangible list that is less talked about, but just as important. A mix of medical, mental and lifestyle :
– A trusted paediatrician: you’ll be seeing him regularly for the first few months, so you might as well choose one with whom you have a good relationship.
– A nanny: one you can trust with your baby with your eyes closed.
– A babywearing/massage course: which sling, which positions and movements, the benefits…
– An attentive ear that won’t judge you: essential for letting off steam when you’re fed up.
– An Instagram regulator: useful to avoid believing that motherhood and perfect mothers exist!
Yes, babies are small but they need a lot of objects, space and attention. You now have all the keys to welcome him with serenity. But above all, trust yourself. If you have to plan for certain things, the rest will come naturally.
We can’t wait to see your baby settled in their crib or baby rocker. Share your photos with us on Instagram. Instagram!
The Charlie Crane Team