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Hospital Bag Packing List

I have been beyond lucky to have so much help prepping our hospital bags. Between close friends forwarding me their exact lists to all the Instagram direct messages that I received with feedback, I can say we are packed and ready to go! There are a ton of things that I probably would have never thought of on my own, so I wanted to share the full lists (all three of them) in today’s post. Keep in mind, I’m a total over-packer no matter where I’m going, so to some, these lists probably look crazy long. But I’d rather be over prepared than have forgotten anything! (Plus, first-time mom here, so I’m not exactly sure how this whole thing is going to happen, haha.) Click through to see my full hospital bag packing list!

PS. Some of these items might be TMI, but I want this post to be as helpful and thorough for you guys as possible!


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What’s in my hospital bag:


Hospital Bag Packing List for Baby, Mom, and Dad

For Baby

Ziploc bags – I ordered gallon bags and have everything labeled and bagged for easy access.

Burp cloths – Muslin cloths for feedings

Swaddle / outfit for photos – depending on if you are doing photos at hospital or at home

5-6 outfits w/out snaps / sleep sacks – for easy diaper change access

Socks / mittens – packed white socks and one pair of mittens

2-3 extra swaddles

Baby books for footprints – would have def forgotten this one!

Swaddle for dogs – something for the dogs to sniff before baby comes home

Nail file – bringing one just in case!

 


Hospital Bag Packing List for Baby, Mom, and Dad

For Mom

Nursing Pads / Gel PadsBreast Hot/Cold Packs

Nursing Bras (3 pack) / Nipple Cream

Boppy Pillow

Breast Pump + Supplies – so lactation nurses can help you with pump

Tucks Witch Hazel Pads

Depends / Maxi Pads – some people say they prefer this over the hospital freebies

Mesh underwear – some people say they prefer this over the hospital freebies

Fridet Momwasher – some hospitals will supply you with a similar one

Dermoplast Spray – some hospitals will supply this

Earth Mama Perineal Spray – some people prefer this over Dermoplast

Perineal Cold Packs (disposable) – stocked up on these for at home too

Nursing Friendly Nightgown / Long Robe (both in darker colors)

Slippers / Socks – so you don’t have to walk barefoot on the hospital floor

Pillow w/ colored pillowcase – so your pillows doesn’t get mixed up with hospital ones

Cozy blanket – hospital rooms will be cold!

Large towels / Washcloths – hospital towels are not always big enough

Blowdryer / Heat tools

Toiletries / Makeup

Brush / Ponytail holders

Chapstick – epidural apparently dries out your lips!

Prenatal vitamins – probably would have forgotten these

Scented products / oils – some suggested this to feel more like home

Going home outfit and shoes

Donut pillow for ride home (optional)

 


Hospital Bag Packing List for Baby, Mom, and Dad

For Dad

Pillow w/ colored pillowcase – so your pillows doesn’t get mixed up with hospital ones

2-3 Changes of clothes

Pajamas

Toiletries + bag

Sweatshirt/Fleece – for cold hospital

Blanket for sleeping

Air mattress – optional, but bed in room can be uncomfy

Plenty of snacks – enough for mom and dad!

Comfortable shoes / slippers

Camera/iPhone/Go-Pro – get all the photos!

Extra Long Phone Charger Cords – electrical outlets are not easily accessible

Extra Strength Tylenol + Motrin

Large garbage bags – for dirty clothes etc

Sleep machine / Ear plugs – anything to muffle hospital noise

Car seat and base – have it installed!

Text List – make sure Dad knows who he needs to text with updates!

Nightlight – optional for night feedings without having to turn on all lights

 


What do you think of my hospital bag packing list, mamas? Did I miss anything? Let me know your suggestions in the comments!


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3 Comments

  • Reply Charmaine Ng | Architecture & Lifestyle Blog

    Seems like you’re well prepared! Love the photos, too! 🙂

    Charmaine Ng | Architecture & Lifestyle Blog
    http://charmainenyw.com

    March 17, 2019 at 10:16 am
  • Reply Haley

    Silverette nipple covers saved my life! I wore them for 6 weeks straight and didn’t use nipple cream once. Never had sore nipples either, they are truly magical! Available on amazon too!

    March 17, 2019 at 2:28 pm
  • Reply Kristine

    One thing I was SO glad to have was my big giant Tervis with a lid and straw. I was so thirsty after delivery and while nursing, I couldn’t get enough water! The hospital usually gives you a small pitcher and tiny little styrofoam cups to refill, but sometimes while feeding or holding baby, it was hard to pour and fill the tiny cups over and over…. and also hard to unscrew bottles. It was nice to have a big cup that I could keep by the bed and grab and sip one handed. Dad may want one too! It’s something I usually have with me anyway, and you’re probably the same, but if not, I would definitely consider packing one!
    Your list is so nice and organized! It’ll be nice to know you’re prepared with so many personal things and that you have it all labeled and easy to find!
    Good luck! Hope your delivery is smooth and the experience is enjoyable!

    March 17, 2019 at 8:59 pm
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