I’m pretty sure the question a lot of moms ask more than anything else is “What should I pack in my hospital bag for when I have my baby?”. So I’ve decided to create a “master list” for moms to be able to refer to. Keep in mind, I think it’s good to keep it simple. So these are just suggestions. (Click on the items to see what brand I use or like + make sure to pin this for later!)
1 or 2 Newborn outfits to go home in (The hospital will have outfits during your stay)
fingernail clippers/mittens to put over their hands
Pony tail holder
Your own pillow + blanket
Razor: It feels heavenly to shave your legs now that you can finally reach!
Make-up: I just brought the minimum needed like foundation and mascara unless you are wanting more for pictures.
Flip Flops to shower in
Nursing Bra if you plan on nursing or anything that is “easy access” – I just wore the hospital robe the whole time and it worked!
Robe (if you want to get out of the hospital one)
Comfy, loose clothes to go home in
Pads: The hospital will give you some cute ones to wear;) but I liked having extra of my own just in case.
Snacks: protein filled are a bonus.
Phone + Phone Charger
Music/Movies: I pushed with Katy Perry blasting “Roar” because I felt like I was doing a thousand sit ups and it helped me get pumped to keep going! Everyone is so different tho, some like relaxing music on, or none at all.
Thank you cards or gifts of appreciation – for nurses/doctors/midwife
Change of clothes
Insurance card/Birth plan/Paperwork
What else should be added to this list? Did you regret not bringing something? Would love to hear, comment below!