Our good friends at Bundle have put together a seriously comprehensive hospital & baby checklist that will ensure you’re as ready as you can be for the arrival of your beautiful bundle of joy! We realise that as soon as you announce you’re pregnant, people will give you all the advice in the world. That certainly happened for me! Some of it you’ll take on board, some of it you won’t. You’ll probably find lots of different lists and helpful articles online and it can all be a lot to take in! SO, that’s why the team at Bundle, have made it super easy.
They have the ‘Must Haves’ list and then the ‘Nice to Haves’ and they cover 3 stages.
Stage 1 – preparing for the arrival of your little bundle
Stage 2 – preparing your hospital bag
Stage 3 – the first weeks at home
The Bundle Hospital and Baby Checklist is based on personal experience and advice from other mothers.
Preparing for the arrival of your little Bundle
YOUR BABY’S NURSERY
It may seem like you have all the time in the world to prepare for the arrival of your new baby, but it’s important to start planning and organising early in your second trimester. We recommend that you place orders for big items such as nursery furniture and prams at least 12 weeks before your baby is due to ensure they are ready in time. And, plan to purchase your car seat and have it professionally fitted a month or two prior to your baby’s arrival… and practice!
Nice to haves
□ Firm mattress
□ Mattress protector
□ Cot sheets (at least 2 sets)
□ Blankets (at least 2 for the current season)
□ Change table
□ Change mat
□ Chest of drawers
□ Baby monitor
□ Lamp, night-light or dimmer switch
□ Comfy chair for feeding
□ Bassinet or cradle □ Sheets for your bassinette x 2 □ Clock □ Cot mobile □ Nursery toys
□ Wall art, letters, numbers, growth charts etc
NB: It is recommended that Quilts, Pillows and Bumpers should not be used in a cot with your baby until your child is as least 12 months old. Please refer to the Safe Sleeping Guidelines put out by SIDS & Kids.
IN THE CAR
You will need to have one of the following types of restraints correctly fitted in your car to bring your little bundle safely home from hospital.
Nice to haves
□ Baby capsule OR convertible car seat (suitable from birth to approx. 18kg)
□ Car seat liner □ Window shade □ Rear view mirror □ Toys
PRAM AND CARRIER
Buying a pram is much like buying a car! It is a major decision that shouldn’t be rushed, and the more expensive option doesn’t always deliver. You need to consider the lifestyle you lead. Do you need to be able to go jogging with the pram? Does your car have enough storage for the option you have chosen? Make sure you also consider the applicable safety standards for your region.
Nice to haves
□ Pram □ Storm/Rain cover □ Sunshade □ Nappy bag □ Portable change mat
□ Carry cot/pram bassinette
□ Pram snug, foot muff or boot cover
□ Baby carrier or sling
Bundle have more brilliant checklists for you, including…
- Organising your maternity hospital bag
- The first few weeks at home
- Clothing size reference chart
Be sure to pop across to check them out below – you’ll soon be in a great position to know exactly what you need verses all those nice to haves.
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Bundle specialise in convenience & quality. They provide pre-packed product Bundles for Mum’s hospital stay and Baby’s arrival. Choose from their curated range or mix & match items to create your own Bundle. At Bundle they focus on high quality, natural and organic products and garments. They have worked very hard to bring together the very best options available for Mum, Dad and Baby. All Bundle garments are ethical and sweatshop free, so you can feel good about your purchase. Developed by parents for parents, they take the time, stress and expense out of preparing your maternity bag / hospital bag and getting ready for baby’s arrival.
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