2. Going home outfit for me and for the baby. I don’t need to bring clothing for me to change because I’m required to wear the hospital gowns provided during my stay. What I just needed to bring is an outfit for going home. In my previous experience, in a private hospital , the baby is provided with everything, from beanies to socks. With my second baby, we opted for a public hospital. The hospital only provided a basketful of muslin squares. When the baby was born, because we’re not able to bring clothing for her aside from her “going home outfit”, we bought a set of baby clothes- shirt, beanie, mittens and socks from the hospital for 120 Thb only. My hubby just get more clothing for the baby from the house on the following day.
3. Toiletries. As you can see on my first photo above, the only toiletries I put inside my bag are toothpaste, toothbrush and mouth wash. My hubby just brought in shampoo, conditioner, hairbrush, face wash and deodorant the following day.
4. Make-up. A lot of times I saw in Facebook women who just gave birth look amazing! They manage to put on a full face of make-up! Thus, I brought along with me pressed powder , eyebrow kit, and lipstick . I don’t want to appear a hot mess when my friends are going to visit me. Also, wearing make-up is a sort of confidence and morale booster.
5. Snacks and personal items. I brought cookies and lozenges in case I’ll get hungry. I also had with me my wallet, coin purse, few underwear, house key , mobile phone and charger.