I packed my hospital bag(s)! Less than a month until baby boy arrives!
What did I forget? Leave a comment.
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Car seat (already installed)
Box to carry any gifts home when you leave
Insurance Card and Driver’s License + Hospital Registration Paperwork
Cord Blood Banking Kit (if applicable)
Camera (with video or a separate video camera too)
Chargers (small extension cord with extra plugs might be helpful)
Glasses and Contacts with Solution
Music (with iPod or something to play it on)
Smell good lotion or calming scent and focal point object
Pillow or at least pillow case (bright color so it doesn’t get washed with the hospital laundry)
Small Suitcase (the room gets crowded quick! Leave it in the car until after delivery)
Toiletries bag with deodorant, lotion, more chapstick, toothbrush and toothpaste, hair brush and hair ties, shampoo, make up/face wipes to stay fresh when you can’t shower, extra contacts and solution
Loose clothing – I packed a couple of button down sleep shirts that are great for nursing and made me feel better than the hospital gown.
Gaucho pants and extra large silk pj pants/shorts were great too.
Flip flops (or slippers if you’d rather)
Nursing bras and big undies (I didn’t ever buy special maternity underwear, I just bought some cheap ones in a few sizes larger) The hospital usually provides fancy mesh undies, you might use them instead.
Nursing cover (I didn’t pack a nursing pillow, but you might want one)
Baby book or scrapbook page for guests to sign! I made this one for my daughter and add the birth announcement later. I will make you one too – visit http://livinglifedesigns.com/designs/and send me a message!
Thank you notes and a pen or two
Small gift for the nurses (My friend that’s a nurse said food is a nice treat! Just baked goods or a fruit basket and don’t forget to designate one for the night shift and day shift)
Going home outfit (I wore what I wore to the hospital when I had my daughter- you will still need maternity clothes) A dress or something loose will be especially important if you have a C-Section.
Baby (I put these things in a big Ziploc inside my bag so they wouldn’t get lost)
Going home outfit with socks and a hat. Scratch mittens are a plus. The hospital usually provides diapers and a pacifier. Baby doesn’t need much.
Clothes, comfy shoes, socks, toiletries, Tylenol (the hospital chair/guest bed isn’t too comfy), playing cards or other entertainment, a few favorite snacks
Happy Baby Birth Day!
If all else fails bring the car seat!
p.s. If you have other kiddos make plans for them early and pack their bag now! It will be too crazy the day of delivery to worry about them too!
Here are some great tips from some of my friends… Thanks Ladies!
What did I forget? What are MUST HAVE things in your hospital bag?
Check out my most popular post ever – My Unsolicited New Baby Advice #maternity #baby