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BabyChic Parenting

What’s in My Baby Hospital Bag?

February 10, 2017

With two weeks left on the clock (fingers crossed) I have been prepping for GO TIME! I have heard from my village that having a bag packed and ready to go is a must do. Not only will it make you feel that much more prepared/calm (is that even a first-time mom thing?), but there are a few items that are really nice to have from home while staying in the hospital. So what have I packed in my baby hospital bag so far? Let’s check out my must haves:

  1. Cozy sweats //A tank with easy.. uh.. nipple access.. is a definite and some super soft sweat pants and a comfy nursing bra.
  2. A wrap or robe // whichever you prefer to keep warm.
  3. Comfortable underwear // although depending on birth process you may want to save your undies and stick with what the hospital provides…..
  4. Easy slippers // to scoot around in.
  5. Toiletries // including a toothbrush and hair ties.
  6. Digital Camera // this is a MAJOR life event so the photos better be good! This one comes highly recommended and user friendly (even for first time dads like deer in headlights).
  7. iPad // for staying in touch or to help distract from the pain.
  8. Baby’s first outfit // I chose neutral colors since what I am having is a surprise! And of course a cozy bunting to go home in and a cute hat for first photos.
  9. Cute carryall // something large enough to hold all the goods!
  10. Car seat // doesn’t quite fit in the bag, but you can’t leave the hospital without one of these!

Ok, so now’s the time where you give this first time mom allllll of the advice…..

  • Kalani
    February 10, 2017 at 9:38 am

    Probably TMI, but I took my own maxi pads and bought a 6 pack of full coverage Hanes underwear. So much more comfortable than what the hospital provides you! Then you don’t feel bad just throwing them away a couple weeks later.

    • Abby
      February 10, 2017 at 9:46 am

      Great advice! I’ve heard whatever you bring you should be prepared to throw out.. definitely not TMI.. just part of the process!

  • Liz
    February 10, 2017 at 6:15 pm

    Don’t forget something to wear home!

  • Erin
    February 10, 2017 at 11:37 pm

    Ditch the pants and undies unless you are having a c-section you will sport some large mesh hospital undies stuffed with the most absorbent pads you’ve ever seen and ice packs. You don’t want to bleed all over new undies – nothing good is happening down there for a while!

  • Kassi Chapman
    February 12, 2017 at 1:58 am

    Snag everything you can from the hospital that they’ll let you take home! Aspirators (aka snot suckers), mesh undies, swaddling blankets. Just everything!

  • Suzanne
    March 1, 2017 at 5:56 pm

    Don’t forget flip flops for the shower & some basic toiletries. I’ve had three kids & was always happy to wear my own underwear and overnight maxis with wings home. The ones they give you feel like diapers.

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