The mommy bag is for sure already prepared almost from day one. The same goes with the baby bag. But did you thought about preparing your own Dad Maternity Bag?
For sure not being prepared won’t ease the moment and you don’t want to end-up in the middle of the night wondering why you didn’t bring some coins to have a good coffee. There are many things you won’t be able to manage on the big day. However, there are that you can, and being a little bit prepared will help you a lot.
No worries, we are here to help and you will find below the main things you need to know and include in you Dad Maternity Bag.
1- A bag
This one is easy. Don’t be a fool, you won’t be able to take everything in your pockets, and you won’t have time to do so on the big day. A small backpack filled with the below items is a great idea. But you can take whatever bag you want, what counts is the inside not the outside (and be sure to tell that to the mom who made you buy this super fancy and overpriced mommy bag… I’ve been there).
2- Bring cash
You never know when you will be called to the maternity, it can be day or night. To be safe, bring some cash. When I mean cash I mean a credit card, some bills and coins. Many coins.
You don’t want to be in front of the vending machine in the middle of the night, craving for water or a coffee realising that it takes only coins and you don’t have any.
No only for you, also nice for the future mom. Water is always a good idea. You can also bring whatever soda you like, but water is the wisest choice.
As water, if you want to have something to eat easily reachable, do not forget to bring some snacks. However, bring simple things, like fruits or chocolate bars. You don’t want to be the guy who brings the smelly cheese and oignons Pringles in the labor room…
5- Things to do
Labor can take a while so be sure that you have something to do. It can a mobile game, some sudokus, cross-words, magazines, anything you think would be nice to do while waiting. If you count on your mobile, don’t forget chargers, for you and also for the future mom. You definitely want to be the one with a charger if she happens to have forgotten hers.
6- Be the one who knows
Where to park the car, where is the maternity access, how much it will cost, where you should ring to enter the maternity if it’s in the middle of the night, what is covered by your insurance, what is not etc. All those details she does not want to know or remember. This part is yours so show that she can count on you. Believe me, it makes a difference. Do your homework and be ready for the game.
7- Be there
If there is one not to forget it is this one.
If she asks you something, do it. Take your pride, and put it aside for few hours. No questioning over what she does, and don’t do anything that doesn’t go in her direction. She’s the boss here, so don’t try her. Believe me, she will make you realize very quickly that you are just a guest here. So be supportive, bring her water, do as she asks and when all of this is over, you will be rewarded. But on the great day, be the nice guy, be with her, no matter what.
With this list, you have everything you need to rock the great moment and your way to and at the maternity with your Dad Maternity Bag. And enjoy! It is a unique moment, so keep focus and have the greatest moment of your life!