Shit to do ONE MONTH before your due date:
Pack Your Maternity Bag
Pack your Maternity Bag (ensure you pack extra phone chargers) – check out our FREE hospital bag check list. Just a hint – if you are purchasing yourself a new nappy bag, use this bag as your Maternity Bag for hospital!
Attend Birth Classes
Attend all your birth classes.
Deep Clean the House
Have all your carpets, rugs and couches professionally cleaned.
Stock the Change Table
Stock the change table with nappies, wipes, baby wash etc so it is ready to go!
Write the Birth Announcement
Start writing a birth announcement for your local paper. Give it to a family member with payment so that they can lodge it when you are in hospital.
Wash, Wash, Wash
Wash all of baby’s clothing and put away (where no dust can get there) in a cupboard or store in sealed plastic bags. Organise the clothing into sizes.
Put in the Baby Capsule or Car Seat
Have the baby capsule or car seat professionally installed. Your local Ambulance Service often does this service for free.
Go on Your Babymoon
Go away and enjoy time on your Babymoon.
Put together all your paperwork for the hospital. Items you will need to take to hospital with you will include:
- Medicare Card
- Health Insurance Details (if you have health insurance)
Do Not Disturb
Print and laminate a ‘Do Not Disturb’ sign for your front and back doors.
Meet With Your Birth Photographer
Pay the deposit to your birth photographer and organise a pre-birth meeting.
Enjoy Your Baby Shower
Enjoy your baby shower.
Waterproof Mattress Protector
Put a good-quality waterproof mattress protector on your bed (amniotic fluid won’t ever come out of a mattress!).