If you are approaching your “D”-Day (delivery day), you need to start thinking about packing your hospital bag. Yes, I totally realize you are not going to be leaving your hospital room (or if you are having a C-section; your bed much). But, you’re sure to get oodles of visitors and you want to look your best for company and pictures that document your special day. Plus, when I was in the hospital, just the simple act of showering, doing my hair and putting on light make up, and getting dressed helped me feel better and fresher. Here are a few helpful tips that will help you look your best just days after delivery.
Tip 1-Pack Cute Jammies
Cute jammies are a must. Opt for something that is moisture wicking because your hormones are still a’blazing and you’ll suffer from night sweats. If you are nursing, you’ll need an easy access feature, so button up tops are best. I found button up nightgowns the best and most comfortable because I didn’t have to fumble around with pulling pants up and down (I had a C-section) and night gowns are cuter in the long run anyway.
Tip 2-Slap on a Belly Band
You will start feeling better as soon as you slap on a belly band. They instantly cinch your waist and keep your stretched skin firm and it helps restore elasticity. Your stomach will look totally flat in pictures and if you have a C-section, you will feel fully supported. No one will ever know you are wearing one!
Tip 3-Wear a Wrap Robe
A robe is simply a must in the hospital. It allows you to cover up quickly if guests pop in or out, and a robe can be a very stylish accessory to your jammies or lounge wear. A wrap feature is best for nursing, and little details like satin and lace look darling and sweet in photographs taken of you holding your bundle of joy!
Tip 4-Skip the Sweats
Sweat pants are comfortable but they aren’t the most stylish lounge item. Instead, slide on a pair of organic cotton active wear pants that have a boot cut. They are stretchy yet shapely and are still ultra-comfortable. Choose a black pair so you can complement anything you have on top.
Tip 5-Slide on Slippers
Slippers will be your best bud. You want something stylish yet functional, so always opt for a non-slip grip because hospital floors get slippery and you cannot afford to fall! Pick something that feels like you are walking on a cloud and that matches your jammies and loungewear. This way, you’ll have a complete hospital outfit from head to toe!
Don’t just throw random items in your bag. You need to plan ahead so you look amazing in your hospital photos yet have items that will truly help you get around and nurse for the duration of your stay. Consider these five tips and get packing today!
My name is Heather. In addition to being a writer and mom to my 13 month old son, Matthew; I am elementary teacher. I also have a deep love for fashion and think that all moms can look and feel their best because it's important to take care of ourselves so we can take the best care of our little ones!