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We asked our friends over at The Tot what their non-toxic hospital bag essentials are! Here's what they had to say...♡
1. Face Masks & Hand Sanitizer
Oh the joys of covid! While your hospital or birthing center may require you to wear one of their own masks and/or face shields while laboring and delivering, be sure to have 2-3 extra masks on hand for recovery. If you only have one or two, you can hand wash. We recommend opting for a natural-as-possible hand sanitizer like these by Loli Beauty.
2. Hospital Gown
We are obsessed with these Petite Plume's hospital downs. Designed with both front and back access, laboring, breastfeeding and recovering in comfort is an absolute breeze.
3. Home Comforts
Things like a heading pad, hot water bottle and some organic massage lotion will go a long way to ensure you're comfortable and relaxed.
4. Non-Toxic Toiletries
Use natural and organic personal care products where possible. The last thing you or your baby need is to be exposed to harsh chemicals often found in toiletries.
5. Feeding Pillow
Your back will thank you as you learn the best feeding position for you and your baby. We love this pillow's body-hugging arms to ensure the pillow doesn't shift.
6. A Journal
Take a journal and pen, like this Memories From your Mother Journal. You won't have this time again and even if some details will remain acute forever, some things you will forget. Remember to brag on yourself for delivering in a pandemic!
7. Breathable PJs
Having soft and comfy pajamas may be just the thing to help sleep come easier. Opt for button-down style to make breastfeeding or tending to a c-section wound hassle-free.
8. Non-Toxic Diapers & Wipes
Hospitals usually supply newborn diapers, wipes and creams for those first few days, but they tend to be harsh on baby's sensitive skin. Use safer diapers like these, that are free of harmful ingredients and chemicals.
9. Baby Clothes
Remember newborns aren't very good at regulating their temperature and usually need one more layer than adults. We love the basics by HART+LAND for their buttery soft, hypoallergenic fabrics.
10. Infant Car Seat
An absolute must-have! Ensure it's safely installed by taking it to your local fire or police station for inspection. We love this one.