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. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services recognizes Magee as a National Center of Excellence in Women’s Health. More than 9,000 babies are born each year at Magee. The hospital also treats men for a variety of conditions, including surgical treatment. The Magee-Womens Research Institute was the first center to focus research only on conditions involving women and their infants.