Tuesday, January 16, 2018

What To Pack When Your Baby Goes To The Hospital

As many special needs parents know, hospital stays can happen in the blink of an eye or they can be booked for months in advance. Regardless of the urgency of the stay, it's a good idea to have a detailed list of items to pack. From obvious items like a toothbrush and iPhone charger to some not so obvious, an electric hot water settle to make coffee/tea with. 

1. Favorite blanket/lovie
2. Extra pacifiers 
3. Bottles and bottle brush
4. Baby formula
5. Snap or two piece pajamas
6. Socks
7. Small toys and books
8. Small crafts for older children
9. DVDs
10. Bouncy seat
11. Baby carrier
12. White noise sound machine
13. Breast pump and supplies
14. List of current medications
15. Fingernail clippers
16. Baby oil / coconut oil to help remove bandage glue
17. Soap, towel and comb
18. Unscented baby lotion
19. #LuTheLamb
20. Baby food and nonperishable snacks, including allergy friendly options

1. iPhone, iPad and laptop chargers
2. Socks and slippers
3. Lip balm
4. Pillow and blanket
5. Cash for vending machine
6. Book
7. DVDs
8. Adult coloring book
9. Reusable coffee/tea cup
10. Advil / Tylenol
11. Women's feminine products
12. Extra clothing including a sweatshirt and pajamas
13. Small dish soap and sponge
14. Notebook and pen
15. Hand sanitizer and sanitizing wipes
16. Shampoo, conditioner, body wash, wash cloth and a bath towel
17. Hair brush, hair ties and make-up
18. Heating pad
19. Batteries
20. Essential oils and diffuser
21. Current project: crochet, knitting etc.
22. Ear plugs and a night mask
23. Vitamins and prescription medication
24. Nonperishable snacks including allergy friendly options

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