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Diagnosis 3 In The Packing List for the Hospital Stay As a parent or primary caregiver, you’ll want to be as comfortable as possible during your baby’s hospital stay. Having some of the comforts of home can make a big difference for both you and your son or daughter. Be sure to check with your hospital to learn what you can and cannot bring. Here are some hospital packing suggestions from other Mended Little Hearts families: For parents and primary caregivers: • Books, magazines, crossword puzzles, Sudoku • Electronics: laptop, phone, camera, iPad, etc. • Charging cords for your electronics • Medications and vitamins, especially prescription medications • Tissues • Eye drops (hospital rooms can get dry) • Lip balm • Hand lotion • Re-usable water bottle • Snacks (with protein, if possible) • Sweatshirt/sweater (for chilly hospital rooms) • Slippers/flip-flops • Comfortable clothes • Your own pillow • Toiletries • Quarters for vending and laundry machines • Pad of paper for taking notes For your baby: • Accessories: socks, hats, hair bows • Snap-up onesies or sleepers for when you can dress your child • Large swaddle blanket • Photos from home (to personalize the room) • A special stuffed animal or blanket • Sound machine for soothing noise/music • Infant car seat for the trip home • Collapsible stroller 1 General Information 2 Prenatal Hospital 4 Living With CHD 5 Forms 49


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