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
Keep the carseat in the car unless your caregiver asks you to bring it inside. Call 1-800-227-2358 for more carseat information.
This can be used to keep baby calm during travel.
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.
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. Our patient-first approach ensures you and your loved ones get the care you need. Nearly 10,000 babies are born each year at Magee, and our NICU is one of the largest in the country. Our network of care – from imaging centers to hospital services – provides care throughout Pennsylvania and Maryland, giving you a chance to get the expert care you need close to home. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services recognizes UPMC 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.