Hospital Bag

I can’t believe it’s that tie already…time to back the famous “hospital bag” to have baby!

What's In My Hospital Bag

It’s been a learning process on what to pack and what’s really recommended to bring along with you.  I’ve over researched this and I wanted to share my list with you. Here’s what I’m bringing along:

For Mom:

Flip flops (for the shower), book, headband, mini blue tooth speakers, panties, sanitary pads and nipple cream

Flip flops (for the shower), book, headband, mini blue tooth speakers, panties, sanitary pads and nipple cream

Warm socks
Robe
Headbands and hair ties
Button Front PJs
Chargers for computer/phone
Laptop/Phone
Book
Pillow
Nursing Bras
Nursing Pads
Nipple Cream
Going home clothes-I’ve decided on my favorite yoga leggings, a nursing cami, and a long cardigan. Honestly, this is my go to outfit even before pregnancy 🙂
Panties-I ordered some in a larger size than I normally wear.  They were super inexpensive and I’m calling them “disposable”
Sanitary Pads-Again the hospital will provide some, however, I’ve read great things about Always Overnights being more comfortable and a great option to head home with.
Towel for the shower
Music/Speakers/Headphones-
The tiny red item you see is a set of bluetooth speakers, small enough to fit on a keychain.  They are surprisingly loud and the sound quality is great.  I can hook them up to my phone and play music in any room we are in.  I love that they are tiny and lightweight…perfect for traveling and a hospital visit like this.  They do come in other colors too.  You can find them on Amazon here.
Clockwise from top left: leggings and nursing tanks, nursing bra, wrap cardigan, pjs that open in the front, robe

Clockwise from top left: leggings and nursing tanks, nursing bra, wrap cardigan, pjs that open in the front, robe

For Dad:

Camera and gear
Pillow-Our hospital has an area for dad to sleep!
Towel for the shower
Laptop/Phone
Bathing Suit-Our hospital has a whirlpool tub for moms to labor in.  There is plenty of roomf or dads, they just need to have a swimsuit.
Clothes
Toiletries
Change for vending machine
Snacks
Medications
Toiletries, warm socks, money for vending machine, empty bag for supplies

Toiletries, warm socks, money for vending machine, empty bag for supplies

Other:

Empty bag-To take home all of the hospital extras.  This was a recommendation to me by a friend who just gave birth herself.

Baby's Going Home OutfitFor Baby:

Going home clothes for baby-I’ve picked this adorable one piece set that came with matching shoes and a hat.  The hands fold over into protective mitten as well.
MAM Pacifier
Car Seat (not pictured)

Comments

  1. Bonnie J. Dewkett , CPO® says

    Here’s a quick update on how the bag’s contents worked out for us….We ended up having an emergency c-section about three weeks before our due date. SO, many of the items I packed for the labor portion of my stay were not used at all. I did send my husband home for more clothing. I was in the hospital about five days instead of just the 1-2. Items that were amazing: front open pajamas, flip flops for the shower, toiletries (my hospital didn’t supply ANY), and the extra bag to take things home in. Since we were there so long, we ate from the cafeteria and not vending machines and we certainly didn’t have any time to read! More on our birth story soon!

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