Preparing for baby's departure from hospital
Remember the day you went home with your newborn baby? Did you have everything you needed? Were there things you forgot? An expecting urbanMama wonders:
I am having a baby in late July, my first, and I am trying to be as prepared as possible to go to, and then leave, the hospital. I have heard that hospitals have some specific requirements for letting you go home with your baby, such as having baby clothes that have been previously washed, and stringent requirements for the car seat. I will be delivering at Good Samaritan in Portland. Has anyone had experience with these kind of requirements? These are things that they don’t seem to really tell you before you get there, so I am hoping to learn from the wisdom of those who have gone before me!