Hospital Bag Checklist: What You Really Need
I’ve been slowly packing our hospital bag this month and it’s been one struggle after the next!
How much can I fit in my overnight bag?!
Travel Sized products? Full Sized products?
Do I bring my own pillow?
What do I pack for her?
Do I need to bring my own diapers?
I’ve questioned just about everything you can think of and I’ve finally come up with a list. It may be overboard but I’m the type of person that likes to be overly prepared!
NURSING BRAS | NURSING NIGHTGOWNS
Sounds super sexy, right? 🙂 I personally want to be comfortable and I feel like being in my own clothes will make me feel most “normal”.. Unless they’ve made some serious advances in hospital gowns, I think I’d prefer my own stuff.
SOCKS | SLIPPERS | ROBE
Again, I want to be as comfortable as possible. Also, I bought a special robe that matches Brooke’s swaddle blanket. For some memorable photos, of course!
I went out and bought breathable, full cut underwear. Nothing fancy or stylish about these however I knew my current underwear wasn’t going to cut it.
GOING HOME OUTFIT
Since I’m delivering in June, I want something light but comfy.
I don’t know about you but I am a weird germaphobe. I’ll want to wear these in the shower.
*I bought all Travel Sized products*
Toothbrush | Toothpaste
Hair Brush | Hair Ties
Shampoo | Conditioner | Dry Shampoo
Deodorant | Lotion | Perfume
Nipple Balm | Breast Pads
Coconut Oil (for stretch marks)
Perinal Spray | Pads
Pillow | Blanket
Extension Cord (for phone charger)
Camera + Charger
Thank You Gift (for the nurses)
Going Home Outfit
Receiving Blankets | Swaddle Blankets
Diapers (the hospital provides them but in case you need on the ride home!)
Wipes (see above)
Change of Clothes x2
Underwear | Socks
Pillow | Blanket
Travel Sized Toiletries
Like I said, this list may be completely above and beyond but why not be overly prepared?
Are you in your Third Trimester and in the middle of packing your bag?
Have you given birth already?
What was in your hospital bag?
Currently: 35 Weeks!
Counting down the days til we meet out sweet girl!