Since the pregnancy is known, the parents are expectant at the time of delivery and before the arrival of the newborn. They are aware that there are many things to prepare for him, for example: his room, clothes, stroller and diapers.
However, all these things can be acquired gradually and while the opportunity arises, but there is something that we must have ready for the day of the child’s arrival and that is: the basket.
In it we will find all the essentials we need while we are in the hospital , both for the mother and the baby. For this reason, at PregDream we tell you how to prepare the basket when the delivery approaches, so that you are completely ready for the arrival of your precious child.
WHAT IS THE BASKET
Formerly the basket was a large wicker basket where the mother put all the necessary items for when she was about to give birth and have the basics for the newborn. Today it is a resistant cloth bag in which we have different compartments to put each of the objects we need.
However, you can use any travel bag , as long as you make sure that everything inside is well protected and will not be damaged in the rush of delivery when going to the hospital. Inside the basket we can put the clothes that the mother will need in the hospital , such as pajamas, clean underwear or a change for the day she can leave. However, people usually put the mother’s belongings in a different bag or suitcase and only the baby’s things in the basket. That makes it easier for the father and the hospital staff to access what they need from it.
WHAT SHOULD I PUT IN THE BASKET: THE CLOTHES
What is usually put inside the basket are: bodys for the newborn of size 0 to 3 months, but it is advisable to include some of 3 to 6 months in case your baby is a little larger than expected and needs a size up. It is also recommended that the clothes do not tighten as long as it does not harm the sensitive skin that has after birth.
NO CREAMS OR COLOGNES ARE RECOMMENDED FOR NEWBORNS
WHAT ELSE TO ADD: THE BASICS
In addition to the clothes that you are going to put on the baby, you need to add the basics to take care of your baby in the basket. These will be: diapers for newborns, a pacifier , the named bibs and if you need any cream or special care.
It is better not to put creams or colonies on newborns, unless specified by a doctor, since their skin is still too sensitive. If we need to suck the milk because it does not breastfeed, we must include a bottle in the basket.
Think that you will need replacement of all these utensils during all the nights you spend in the hospital. If the delivery has gone well and without complications, surely you will not spend more than three nights in hospital. So, you will need to have the clothes and what you need in order to cover these three days and three nights at least . The basket is usually small for more days, so if you need to be there longer, you should ask a loved one to bring you spare parts.
In some cases these people must buy what is missing or that we have forgotten, even if we have prepared the basket with a long time. Preferably, we should have it ready during the sixth month of pregnancy , in case the baby is premature , and we will always have it close by in case we have to rush to the hospital. It is advisable to tell someone you trust where it is, in case you had to go to the hospital without having it nearby, they could bring it to you.
Take the task of preparing the basket as something beautiful, since it involves thinking about your little one and planning for him. Take time to think about what might be missing and ask your doctor what you think is necessary and what is not. No one better than him can advise you on the best for your baby.
Once you have the basket ready you can continue enjoying your sweet wait.