There are nine months in a woman’s life that it is impossible to forget: that period that begins when the pregnancy test turns pink and ends when the day finally arrives when the most magical encounter ever takes place.
These are months in which days follow each other without ever being equal to themselves. Pregnancy is a transformative period in which the mind and body get ready, in which thoughts run fast, in which euphoria, worries, happiness and doubts follow one another without stopping.
It is an interlude of life that every woman lives in her own way, but which she will surely never forget. With the passing of the months she finds us surprising ourselves, being moved in front of a shop window, imagining what a onesie worn by her child will be like, fantasizing about the new life: it seems like an extended and interminable time, until the time comes to concretely think about the suitcase to take with you to the hospital. And perhaps that is the moment in which we come to the realization that the big day is not so far away.
There will be a lot in that suitcase, there will be some objects we are fond of, there will be dresses for the child, everything necessary for hygiene and care of ourselves. There will be the past in a photo, the present, and there will also be that long-dreamed future that we will soon have in our arms.
But concretely, what are the indispensable objects? Let’s find out together!
Suitcases are not all the same: how to choose the most suitable
Fashion enthusiasts will probably turn up their noses, but for once it is advisable to put aside aesthetics and opt for more functional solutions. Ideal is a large suitcase and at the same time not bulky, if it were a trolley it would be preferable to a hand bag: the mother is thus able to move it independently without help and without making unnecessary efforts.
Even the contents inside, if organized in an orderly and precise way, can be handled immediately even by people other than the mother, if necessary.
Pregnancy visits and documents
During the pregnancy there was certainly no lack of visits and exams: well, it’s time to collect them all in a dossier in an orderly way, ready to be consulted. Ultrasounds, blood tests, together with all the information, will be useful for doctors to have the pregnancy history at hand, ready to be consulted if necessary.
To this there are routine documents such as identity card, social security number and health card useful at the time of acceptance.
Everything for mom
Mothers need to consider carefully: it is true that in the hospital you probably only need the “essential” but it is equally true that there are objects that are worth taking with you.
Each hospital has its own list of “must haves” but we will tend to find comfortable nightgowns for breastfeeding, dressing gowns, cotton socks. To this of course we add a pair of slippers, towels for the bathroom, a bathrobe for the shower and some sweaters. Not knowing the temperature a priori, it is good to provide clothing in layers so as to be able to cover or uncover if necessary.
We add a charger for the mobile phone, some object that is good for the heart (photographs, small memories) or some books to be able to relax and carve out some moments of relaxation.
The outfit for leaving the hospital deserves a separate chapter: the more comfortable, the better. Flat shoes, a pair of leggings or trousers that do not tighten at the waist will be fine: there will still be time to stand out on the heels, certainly not immediately!
Everything for the newborn
Hospitals generally require 3 short-sleeved rompers and 3 leotards and socks. We know very well that they will not be just any onesie: in those tiny items of clothing there are the first dreams, the first shopping trips dedicated to the newborn, the first imagined photos of the child wearing them and they will probably be the first thought to pack.
In mom’s beauty
Let’s start with the must-haves: shampoo, shower gel, brush, toothpaste, toothbrush, deodorant, face mask and make-up essentials if you want to feel beautiful for visits or for discharge. Few essential and tested objects will be more than enough to accompany the new mother during the days of hospitalization. With the arrival of the baby there will be time only for what is indispensable, starting to select what really is is a first step towards the new life that is about to begin!
Hygiene at your fingertips: Napisan sanitizing multi-surface wipes
Never before has the topic of hygiene been at the heart of all of us. And never before have we probably started to notice many small behaviors that we have always taken for granted and are probably not ideal for our health.
The theme of hygiene rhymes with prevention and well-being, and it is synonymous with good habits, which are good for ourselves and for the community.
In recent months we have learned how much the advice of our grandmothers, the classic “Remember to wash your hands” was more useful than we ever thought and how proper hygiene of the house and surfaces is a topic of great importance.
How many germs are there on a commonly used handle or surface? Many, no doubt, and there are times when you don’t have your products available for obvious reasons. Exactly for this reason Napisan has created the Sanitizing, biodegradable multi-surface wipes of 100% vegetable origin.
Ally for hygiene inside and outside the home, wipes help remove germs and bacteria and make all the gestures we perform in our days safe.
Simple to use, they will be an indispensable travel companion for new mothers, even in the hospital. To sanitize surfaces quickly, without taking time away from all the beauty that is to come.
“Dreaming is happiness.
Waiting is life “