Around one fifth of births occur in the two weeks prior to the due date. Several weeks ahead of term is therefore a good time to pack your maternity bag. With hormones playing with your nerves at this stage, here is a list you can rely on.
Babygrows (times three)
You’ll find it hard not getting emotional as your baby boy gets the first ever piece of clothing on his back. A 100% cotton bodysuit will be kind to his skin. Prefer long-sleeved babygrows, as babies lose heat quickly.
Six items should suffice. If you have to
stay a few extra days and more are needed, your nearest and dearest can go for
more later. Believe us, too many clothes spoil the maternity bag. The more you
pack, the less you’ll use. Because let’s face it, you won’t have the time to
rummage through your stuff. Make it handy and remember: less is more!
Sleepsuits (times two)
Two pyjamas will be plenty. Make sure the poppers run down the front and between the legs. A nappy change is a big deal for a tiny newborn. Turning him from back to front in the process can cause distress. As well as … Read More