Hospital bag checklist

by Amber_Mom365Host

If you are around 36 weeks pregnant, you probably have started thinking about the hospital bag and what you need to put in it for the big day.  

Here's a list that I always used when packing a bag for the hospital- 

  • Snacks for you, and some of daddy's favorites for him to munch on
  • Coconut water- it helps rehydrate you after labor and delivery and some theorize that it helps your milk supply get established too
  • Breastfeeding Pads and Maxi Pads
  • Cell phone and charger
  • Extra Change for vending machines, or whatever else might come up
  • Book to read, or something else to entertain you when you have no visitors or are waiting for labor to really get going
  • Baby Book, in case you want to fill some of it out
  • Tylenol and Ibuprofen- the hospital will have these on hand, likely, but make sure you have some on hand for when you are going home
  • Camera and batteries
  • Clothes for you:
    • Socks
    • Robe
    • PJ's- they have some you might want to use because of the bleeding, but just in case
    • Going home clothes, remember you won't be able to fit into your old clothing right away- yoga pants or something like that with a little 'forgiveness' for your post-baby body
    • Underwear
    • Bras
    • Extra outfit just in case you don't want to wear PJ's the whole time
    • Hairbrush
    • Make up (if you want)
  • Toiletries- for you and daddy in case he wants to stay
  • Extra clothes for daddy
  • Baby Clothes:
    • Going home outfit
    • Back up gong home outfit
    • Socks
    • Onesies
  • Fully stocked diaper bag:
    • Wipes
    • Extra outfits
    • pacifier (if you want to use one)
    • Bottles
    • Formula (depending on if you will use it or not)
    • Diapers
    • BurpClothes
  • Car Seat- that is installed and ready go

Do you have your hospital bag packed?  What are some of the items you have included in your bag?  

If you need more resources for how to pack, you can check out this blog post too! 

1 Comment

  • atarpley wrote

    I had my bags packed by week 37 as my doc was hoping she would come early so I wouldn't have to deliver a 10 lb baby. We had so many bags one of the nurses made fun of us, but we were prepared! The one thing I wish I had brought was my breastfeeding pillow, so much easier than the hospital pillows!







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