Essentials for Expecting Moms to Pack for the Hospital

PHOTO: Big City Moms help Sara Haines pack a bag for the hosptial for the birth of her baby.PlayABC News
WATCH Expecting a Baby? How to Pack For Your Hospital Stay.

For expecting mothers, planning for the arrival of a newborn is a challenging activity that can be overwhelming for many women. The list of things to think about, include furniture, baby gadgets and best ways to pack a bag for the hospital. Based on this list, many women just don't know where to start.

That’s where Big City Moms comes in. A company founded by Risa Goldberg and Leslie Venokur has become a trusted destination for moms, moms-to-be, and families where they can find the latest and hottest essentials for a modern parenting lifestyle. ABC News’ Sara Haines is expecting in March and she met with Leslie and Risa at buybuy BABY in New York City to gather all of the essentials any expectant mother needs to pack in her bag for the hospital and birth of the baby.

Big City Moms recommends packing 2 bags for your hospital stay: one for labor and delivery and one for your hospital stay. Additionally, expecting moms should bring along a third empty bag for all of the items you will receive from the hospital to care for yourself and your newborn. Be sure to watch the segment for full details on what items to pack and some more tips and tricks from Leslie and Risa.

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