Author: Gauri Kshirsagar
How many clothes do the twins require?
How many baby wraps are too many?
When should I get the things ready?
These are some of the questions, which go through the minds of to-be-mommies. But planning in advance, avoids a lot of confusion at the last minute. In case of a twin pregnancy, the time of delivery may vary compared to that of a singleton pregnancy and delivery may occur as early as 7-8 month. Hence its advantageous to be prepared & packed with all the baby clothes and other requirements for the hospital stay. Here is a list of things you will require for your stay in an Indian hospital. Make changes accordingly.
- BABY REQUIREMENTS
- Baby clothes:
- Baby Dresses: You can either buy or get them stitched. Also the month of delivery should be kept in mind, for example if its the winters, baby will reqiure warm clothes. I preferred white cotton dresses (which can be used for 6-8 months) and small long sleeves shirts to pull over, if its chilly. Preferable have clothes with strings than with buttons or hooks. You will require about a dozen each.
- Baby Wraps: The number depends on if you are going to use disposable diapers or cloth ones for your baby. Personally I prefer the cloth ones since they have less chance of baby having a diaper rash. Avoid atleast till they of 4-5 months. So the number of wraps I required(by not using disposable diaper) was about 2 dozen for each baby
- Mittens: about 6 pair for each baby.
- Caps: about 2 each
- Diapers (cloth): 3 dozen each
- Towel: 2 each
- White cotton cloth is required to wrap the baby after birth
- A Small baby Pillow, can also buy a set Baby mattress with pillows
- Pampers / Mamy Poko pants new born baby diapers (XS)
- 1 bar of Johnson’s baby soap, I recommend Johnsons tip to toe (avoid using soap, will write another post about this)
- 1 small bottle of Johnson’s baby Shampoo
- Johnson’s baby powder with powder puff
- Baby Mosquito net umbrella
- Baby clothes:
- MOTHER’S REQUIREMENTS
- Night gown, preferably shortened
- Sanitary Napkins, Preferably Stayfree/Whisper all night
- Cotton cloth for padding (can use old cotton sarees)
- Bathroom slippers
- Lip Balm
- Thermos (Prefer Milton) with hot water
- Steel Spoon & Bowl, in case baby doesn’t breastfeed
- Cotton roll
- A small Pair of scissors for miscellaneous use
- Plastic cups, plates & spoons à for breakfast, lunch & dinner
- Coffee powder or tea bags
- Old newspaper for miscellaneous use
- Some plastic bags for miscellaneous use
- Goodnight liquidator
- Notepad and pen
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