We all know how daunting it can be, bringing home your brand new bundle of joy. From car seats to nappies, it’s easy to forget even the simplest of things. That’s why Kia have launched Daddy Day Car and compiled this list of the 10 most important things to remember when bringing home baby for the first time.

Baby on board!

Baby on board!

Car Seat

Undoubtedly, one of the most important things to remember is a baby car seat. Most hospitals nowadays won’t let you leave the hospital by car without one. Make sure you fit this into your car in plenty of time, just in case you have an unexpected trip to the hospital! The Kia Stonic provides plenty of room to fit the seat, and is spacious enough to house all of your baby essentials with ease.

Comfortable shoes

It’s easy to overlook the simple things so just remember, babies are incredibly unpredictable, so you could be pacing those hospital corridors for a very long time!

Digital camera

Those first, precious moments with your baby are to be treasured and cherished. So, make sure you pack a camera to document those memories right from the start.

Plan the best route to the hospital           

Now this is essential. The last thing you need whilst dashing around trying to pack the car full of baby essentials is to forget where you’re going. Luckily, the new Kia Stonic has you covered with a wealth of tech, such as a built in TomTom navigation system, which can easily plan the best route for your all-important journey.

Snacks and drinks

You may be at the hospital for quite some time, and with little sleep and energy, the last thing you want is an empty tummy. Be sure to pack a range of small snacks and drinks to keep you going.

Baby blanket

Despite most hospitals being very warm, it may be quite chilly outside once you leave, so ensure you pack a warm blanket to keep your baby nice and snug.


Your little bundle of joy can go through as many as 12 nappies just in one day. So make sure you stock up now!

Slippers (for mum!)

During pregnancy, a new mum’s feet can grow by almost a whole shoe size! Ensure you pack a comfy pair of slippers, as they’re so easy to slip on and off.

More than one baby outfit

It’s always good to pack multiple baby outfits. Just in case one gets ruined, or you end up staying longer in the hospital.

Something to pass the time

Babies sometimes take a while to make an appearance. It’s always handy to have something with you to pass the time, such as a book or magazine.    

Kia want to help prepare new fathers for their first leap into the unknown with a series of unique challenges and test drives at select dealerships around the country. Their Daddy Day Car initiative features a variety of testing situations such as a speed packing challenge, car seat fitting and that all important practise run to the hospital.

Daddy Day Car All-New Kia Stonic test drives will be taking place at selected Kia dealerships in November. While places are limited, customers wishing to take part can contact [email protected] to enquire about their nearest dealership and book a slot. For more information on the All-New Kia Stonic please visit www.kia.co.uk/stonic

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