Having a baby is an exciting milestone in anyone’s life. You spend months gathering your new baby’s clothing, blankets, furniture and more. But those couple of nights you’ll spend in the hospital are something to prepare for as well. You’ll be experiencing a whole new rush of excitement and even stress. Here are our favorite all-natural things we recommend putting in your hospital bag to make your stay a little more comfortable:
Newborn Cloth Diapers
Even if the medical staff initially helps with changing, you’ll want to bring your babe home in what works for you and your baby. Cloth diapers are a great way to waste less and protect your baby from harsh chemicals infused in disposables. And don’t be fooled, cloth diapering isn’t what it used to be. There are new ways of keeping your diapers clean and sanitary for every change. These GroVia cloth diapers are suitable for newborns up to the potty training years, so you’ll spend less money overall. Plus, you can sleep well at night knowing you’re not contributing to landfills with thousands of baby diapers.
All Natural Nipple Cream
New moms often don’t consider the toll breastfeeding can take on your body, and that’s why we recommend adding an all natural nipple balm. After a few feedings, you’ll want something to soothe and protect this sensitive skin. The best part about this balm? You don’t have to worry about wiping it off before nursing. Every ingredient is safe and natural (and the container is reusable!)
Organic Nursing Pillow
As you navigate motherhood and caring for a newborn, anything you can find to help make it an easier transition is worth it. Especially in the hours and days after giving birth, you’ll want anything to help in your exhausted state. We love a good nursing pillow. It’s soft and cozy for baby, and it helps you multitask if you choose. This natural nursing pillow is made with organic cotton and wool for a soft, yet supportive experience for your baby.
Soothing Hand Cream
With all of the handwashing, you’ll be doing around a newborn, your skin will be craving some intense hydration. One of our favorites is this chamomile and argan oil healing lotion. It’s safe for you AND baby. Argan oils and shea butter help to soothe and restore dryness so you’ll have soft skin for more newborn cuddles.
Above all, don’t stress too much about making things perfect during the first couple of days after birth. Prepare as much as you can before labor, and then stop to savor the sweet moments with your new baby.
Organic Lip Balm
This might seem trivial, but when you’re stuck in the hospital for a couple of days, you’ll be glad to have it. This vanilla grapefruit flavor is tasty, hydrating and certified organic. The base of this lip balm is sunflower oil and shea butter and flavored with natural citrus oils and vanilla. No bad stuff here! You’ll feel good putting this on your lips and smothering your new babe with lots of kisses.
Newly middle-aged wife of 1, Mom of 3, Grandma of 2. A professional blogger who has lived in 3 places since losing her home to a house fire in October 2018 with her husband. Becky appreciates being self-employed which has allowed her to work from 'anywhere'. Life is better when you can laugh. As you can tell by her Facebook page where she keeps the humor memes going daily. Becky looks forward to the upcoming new year. It will be fun to see what 2020 holds.