Best Hospital Bag Checklist
Having a baby can be stressful enough without having to worry if you packed every item that you might need during your brief and overwhelming stay at the hospital. The professionals recommend that you have your bags packed and ready in your car by your 35th week. I learned this lesson the hard way when I gave birth to my twins at 36 weeks and had to rummage around last minute for all my items. If you are a procrastinator or a planner, you will find the below list extremely helpful when the time comes for you to race off to meet your adorable newborn.
This list has evolved over the years with input from experienced parents:
(2)Nightgowns (pant sets not recommended)
Nursing Pillow (Boppy)
Sanitary Pads (big ones- as in the biggest ones you can buy)
Underwear (unless you find the hospital ones stylish)
Make Up (or not…)
Lifesavers (great for getting the epidural taste out during labor)
Going Home Outfit – Cotton Maternity Dress and comfy shoes
Baby’s Going Home Outfit
Baby’s 1st Photo Outfit (some hospitals take professional pics of your new baby)
Baby Bottle (you won’t want baby to use hospital provided one if at all possible)
Extra Bags for taking home hospital goodies
Towels (unless you like drying off with sand paper)
Did I miss something that you found helpful during your labor and delivery? If so, comment below so that we can continue to help the new moms prepare for their big day!