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What To Pack In Your Hospital Bag

What To Pack In Your Hospital Bag

Hospital Bag Checklist

What an exciting time! It’s time to pack your hospital bag for the big day. Some moms put it off and some have it packed months in advance (we don’t judge, do you boo). Regardless of when you choose to pack, it must be done. Roughly around week 34 is a good time to take action. So here is a hospital bag checklist to help you get started:

Important Documents

You want to bring all of the boring stuff so that it is not of concern. Make sure that you have all of the important paper work that you will need such as your birth plan, pre-registration forms, insurance information, &  picture ID

Cell Phones & Chargers

It will probably be obvious to grab your phone on the way out of the door but don’t forget your charger! It might be helpful to purchase a spare just to keep in your bag for this occasion

Comfy Clothes

If you plan to wear the hospital gown then you don’t have to worry about this part. If not pack comfy, cool loose-fitting clothes. Keep in mind the nurses will never leave you alone and will probably want to perform checks on you every other minute, so pack clothes that make that process easy. Also bring a robe for times you need that extra coverage

Nursing Bra

If you plan to breastfeed, bring your favorite nursing bra. Make sure that it is comfortable ahead of time. Also don’t forget your nursing pads. Most likely you won’t need them because of the timeline of milk production but better safe then sorry

House Shoes or Non-Slip Socks

For walking around the hospital and keeping warm

Underwear

When it comes to underwear, bring some that are of no importance to you. You might actually want to buy a pack of comfy underwear for this time

Pillows and Blankets

If you’d like you can bring your own pillows and blankets to make sure you are comfortable especially after your body has gone through so much change. A little extra comfort never hurt nobody

Nursing Pillow

If you plan to breastfeed, bringing along your nursing pillow is a great idea to help you and baby comfortably get through those first days of breastfeeding

Toiletries

Bring your personal items: deodorant, soap/body wash, shampoo/conditioner, face wash, moisturizer, toothbrush & toothpaste, hair ties, & hair care products. Oh and if you’re a makeup kind of girl, put the everyday products a small bag beforehand so that it is easy to toss in your hospital bag when it’s time to roll. It is easiest to buy travel size toiletries

Sanitary Pads

The hospital will provide you with all that you need in this area but you can bring your own if you feel more comfortable with your favorite brand

Cash

You might want to bring cash and change in case your hospital has a vending machine and you need a late night snack

Camera

If you prefer taking all of your precious photos on a camera then be sure to bring that along with its necessities (battery, charger, etc.)

Now that we have mom out of the way, here’s what to bring for baby:¬†

Baby Checklist

Homecoming Outfit

Pack something that is preferably easy to put on and will be cute for those first pictures

Blankets

The hospital provides everything for baby but it’s always good to have extra blankets

Car Seat

Be sure to bring baby’s car seat and base if it has one. Baby can’t leave without it!

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