What do I need to bring my newborn home?

What should I bring my baby home from the hospital in?

No matter the weather, be sure to pack socks (or footed bottoms) and a soft hat as newborns lose a lot of heat and can’t control body temperature well. You’ll also want a blanket or two to wrap them up in while in the hospital and to cover their legs in the car seat if needed.

How long before you can bring a newborn home?

Healthy, full-term babies (at least 37 weeks gestation) can usually go home from the hospital sometime between 24 and 48 hours after birth.

Can I drive myself home after giving birth?

Wait a week to drive a car after a vaginal birth, says Robert Atlas, M.D., an OB-GYN at Mercy Medical Center, in Baltimore. “You use your abs to move your foot from the gas to the brake.” If you’ve had a C-section, expect to wait two to three weeks before getting behind the wheel.

How do you carry a newborn in a hospital?

Step by step guide

  1. Discharge and paperwork. Before you can go, the midwife needs to discharge you. …
  2. Exit the hospital. Fresh air! …
  3. Put baby into the car seat. …
  4. Return to hospital. …
  5. Crawl into the back seat. …
  6. Take more photos of baby in capsule. …
  7. Make hubby stop the car. …
  8. Watch baby vomit all over going-home-outfit #2.
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Can you leave your baby at the hospital if you don’t want it?

In most states, the answer is yes — you can surrender your baby to an on-duty staff member at a hospital if he or she is within your state’s Safe Haven age limit. If you leave your baby with a hospital staff member, they’ll start the process to find a safe, loving home for them.

Do I have to sit in the backseat with my newborn?

Young babies may experience respiratory (breathing) problems if placed in a sitting position or car seat. A newborn baby’s reflex to keep its head held up is not fully developed, meaning the head flops down and restricts the airway. It is always best to keep a young baby on their back wherever possible.

How do I leave the house with a newborn?

11 Tips for Leaving the House With a Baby

  1. Get the diaper bag ready the night before. …
  2. Double check your diaper bag. …
  3. Bring extras. …
  4. Pack a snack for yourself. …
  5. Give yourself extra time before you need to leave. …
  6. Wear your bathrobe over your outfit until you’re ready to walk out the door. …
  7. Start with short trips close to home.

When can I take a shower after giving birth with stitches?

Wait three days to bathe or soak after giving birth. Use warm water not hot water. Fill the bathtub with two to three inches of water.

How long after birth do u bleed?

Most women will stop bleeding between four and six weeks after giving birth. Some women may bleed for longer or shorter than this.

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How long does it take for your VAG to tighten up after birth?

Your vagina should become tighter within a few days after childbirth, and will return somewhat to its pre-birth shape about six months after delivery. Although your vagina’s appearance won’t be exactly the same, it’ll be pretty close.