Ovulation in 15 questions
Ovulation calculator
Pregnancy guide
Preparing baby's clothes

As the months pass, your bump becomes rounder and baby's arrival is imminent. It's best to get everything ready in advance so you can dedicate all your time to your baby when you come out of hospital.

Baby's clothes
Although you don't need to spend a fortune on newborn-size clothes that will only be used for 3 weeks at the most, you do need to prepare some clothing for your baby.

- For the first few weeks, you'll need 8 to 10 newborn bodysuits. Sleepsuits are also essential. Choose ones that are easy to slip on (with buttons at the crotch) in suitable materials for the season (light cotton for summer, thicker for winter).

- Invest in woolly clothes and shoes, as babies feel the cold easily.

- For a winter birth, prepare a going-home outfit that includes a bonnet and mittens.

- For a summer birth, a cotton coat and hat will be enough.

- Take a blanket or snuggle-suit for outdoors.

Your midwife will provide you with a list of things you should take to the hospital for you and baby. To make sure you don't forget anything, read and fill out our special Mum and Baby checklists too! 

your personalised
pregnancy guide

by email every week.
Sign up!
Don't miss...
This Week's Hollyoaks SpoilersThis Week's Eastenders Spoilers
Michelle Dockery hair historyJessica Alba Hairstyles 2015
Latest… 29/11/2015
Parenting News
Misconceptions, Causes and Symptoms: Everything You Need To Know About Having A Miscarriage
All Parenting news
Weight gain during pregnancy
Drinking alcohol during pregnancy: The effects on your baby
First signs of teething: How to spot and soothe
Everything you need to know about your waters breaking
See all Parenting guides
First Aid For Parents - could you save your child's life?
See all Parenting videos

Don't miss out!

...Join our newsletter
Get the sofeminine latest straight to your inbox
Find us on...