Your Labour Bag (Labor Bag) contains the items you need for when you are in the delivery room/operating theatre. These items include what you are planning on wearing during labour. Note if you end up having an epidural or a caesarean birth, you will probably end up wearing a hospital gown. You may also want to have some snacks (e.g. glucose sugar lollies to sustain your energy in the event of a long labour) and water bottle to keep you. Some women like to have items such as a heat pack, meditation tape, stress ball, relaxation CD, massage oil or a TENS machine to assist in pain relief. And don’t forget your camera and your mobile phone – just in case you want to share your moment with the rest of the world!
Your baby does not know whether he or she is in fashion. There are many ways to purchase cheap newborn baby clothes without compromising your baby’s cleanliness or health. First, you might start at stores like Wal-Mart and Target for good deals. Speak to friends who are parents about hand-me-down clothes. When your child grows out of them, you can return the favor by passing them on to another new parent. Another place to buy cheap newborn baby clothing is by scouting yard sales. Of course, you may not want to trust every yard sale, but very often in nice neighborhoods, you can find clothing with the tags still attached for next to nothing.
When it comes to picking out the perfect baby clothes and baby dresses for the season, do not just settle for one look. Instead, find two to three baby dresses that you love. You will need holiday dresses for several holiday parties, special holiday photographs, and even a pretty dress for your little one to visit Santa.
Clothes, as I have said, are some the most basic needs of babies. Give your best shot and protect them with the most appropriate fabric and materials to have as their garments. You must consider that babies’ skin is the most sensitive and they get irritated so easily. So, only soft forms of fabric and resources such as 100% cotton should be used in order to ensure a rash-free, no irritation skin. Also, look after the comfort and ease in strapping and buttoning up. Make sure that they don’t use details such as buttons and ribbons that can harm your baby.
They are usually very expensive in comparison to the amount of material it takes to make them, most times a newborn baby will receive many gifts and hand me downs that will amply supply them with enough clothes throughout the newborn stage. They are also rampantly available at thrift stores and other second hand venues; taking advantage of these sales is a very smart option. They are often very lightly used and can be passed on or sold so that someone else can get the use out of them. They never go out of style and can be saved for the next child in the family. Purchasing them new should really be limited to undershirts, bibs and maybe some sleepers, because newborn babies outgrow things so quickly it is money that is not well spent.
Your hospital bag should also contain your sleepwear, comfortable clothes for wearing during the day at hospital – whether it is simply a dressing gown and slippers over your sleepwear, or tracksuit pants and slip on shoes. And make sure you don’t forget to pack an outfit for leaving hospital in – you may not want to be caught wearing your pyjamas on the main street out the front of the hospital! Toiletries are a must also, and you may want to consider packing your hairdryer if you think you may want to feel a bit more presentable than you may be feeling!
Hats and mittens: A young baby’s skin is very delicate. In the warm season, therefore, it is important to ensure your baby’s comfort when you take the baby out. That is why young babies need baby hats. Even if the weather is cool and the baby stays indoors, you might still use baby hats to keep the baby feeling warm and secure. Mittens keep the hands warm. Since young babies have sharp nails, mittens also serve to protect the baby’s face from scratches.
So, whether you’re a mum getting everything sorted for Christmas or a loved one looking to contribute with a gift, why not consider baby changing bags, musical toys or children’s clothing?