Hi there! My name is Jess and I’m the gal behind the blog As The Speerit Moves You. By occupation I am a Registered Nurse, but my all-time favorite job is being a mom to my eight-month-old son, Landon. I am a first time mom and I’m loving every moment spent with him! Today I have compiled a list for you with, what I find to be, some of the most helpful tips to keep in mind when bringing baby home from the hospital. Hope you enjoy!
TOP 10 TIPS FOR BRINGING BABY HOME, FROM AN RN
1. GET ORGANIZED
I highly recommend getting a folder together to keep all important documents in one place. Sometimes the hospital allows you to fill out forms ahead of time, which they may want at the time you check in. By being organized from the start, you will have fast access to anything that you may need and a place to keep important information that the hospital may give you.
2. CHOOSE A PEDIATRICIAN ASAP
Do some research on pediatricians in your area before it’s ‘go time’. Nowadays it is even normal to interview your pediatrician. Take a tour of the office and see if you feel like it is a good fit for you- I know that I did! Ask whatever questions you may have. Find out if the pediatrician has access to the hospital you are delivering at. I found it so helpful that our pediatrician came to assess L in the hospital and he followed his care from there.