Baby is coming in a few weeks and it's high time to think about what you'll be taking with you to the maternity ward. The suitcase is ready with everything you need for you and your baby, but there is still a little space left to slip in our 10 essentials that will bring you heartfelt comfort and sweeten your stay in the maternity ward!
1. A night light
Or a garland, small lamp, portable lamp, flashlight... to change, rock, breastfeed or give the Bibround your baby at night without having to turn on the harsh neon lights in the bedroom. Not very pleasant to wake up to with 10,000 watts in your face!
2. A small portable speaker
To give you energy during childbirth or to play soft and soothing music during your stay in the maternity ward. You can also put in the background the music you listened to during your pregnancy and which rocked your baby in utero. Find our ideal Playlist during childbirth here.
3. A nursing pillow
Whether you are breastfeeding or not, the nursing pillow is truly the essential accessory. Ideal for holding baby comfortably against you without getting arm cramps!
4. Small snacks
Chocolate, dried fruit or even snacks Jolly Mama (or M&M's it works too )… Small pleasures to re-energize you after the birth marathon you just went through!
Gala, Voila, Glamour, Elle… After the visits, the naps and the hours you will spend watching your baby, you will surely find a few minutes to clear your head and keep yourself informed of what is happening on the people planet ;).
6. A postpartum survival kit
Mamacitas offers a box with a selection of simple and healthy products to slip into your suitcase to bring good vibes to your postpartum period! To find here.
7. A gift box for the eldest
The idea is to compose a small box filled with small gifts for your eldest from the baby that he/she will be delighted to open in the maternity ward! This may be "vouchers", a small book, puzzles... Time in the maternity ward may seem long for the eldest, there is not much to do and it could occupy them for a while. moment !
8. A nice notebook and a pencil
To write down your first impressions, memories and emotions. You will take great pleasure in reading it again later and giving it to your child when he grows up!
9. A kettle and herbal teas!
Admittedly, it's cumbersome, but what a joy to be able to make a little hot and comforting herbal tea at any time of the day or night.
10. A face mask and body cream
Baby sleeps peacefully, take time for yourself and take advantage of these moments to relax with a face mask. If your better half is with you, you can even request a small foot, leg or hand massage = Maximum relaxation!