What to pack before bringing your newborn home

Moms-to-be, get your go-bag ready! Make sure you pack everything you’ll need to bring your newborn home.

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Item Checklist for Bringing Your Newborn Home

Carseat

Keep the carseat in the car unless your caregiver asks you to bring it inside. Call 1-800-227-2358 for more carseat information.

Pacifier

This can be used to keep baby calm during travel.

Nail File

Bring a nail file to prevent baby from scratching his or her soft skin with jagged nails.

Comfy and non-restrictive “going home” outfit

This could be a onesie and pants, or any other non-restrictive clothing item.

Sweater, bunting, or warm blanket

These items can help to keep baby warm during travel in cooler weather.

 

About UPMC Magee-Womens Hospital

For more than a century, UPMC Magee-Womens Hospital has provided high-quality medical care to women at all stages of life. UPMC Magee is long renowned for its services to women and babies, but also offers a wide range of care to men as well. Nearly 10,000 babies are born each year at Magee, and the hospital’s NICU is one of the largest in the country. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services recognizes Magee as a National Center of Excellence in Women’s Health, and the Magee-Womens Research Institute is the largest research institute in the U.S. devoted exclusively to women’s health and reproductive biology.