Thursday, September 29, 2011

What's in my hospital bag

We're getting close to baby's due date, so my hospital bag is packed and ready to go! There are a few items I'll have to throw in at the last minute, but for the most part, it's done.

Here's what I packed...

Stuff for me:

Comfy pj's/clothes, a robe, some socks, nursing bras.

Bag of toiletry items.

Deodorant, anti-bacterial hand gel, foundation, hand lotion, facial moisturizer, makeup wipes.

Toothbrush and toothpaste.

Blush, mascara, lip balm, concealer (I think I'm crazy for packing this stuff, right?!). Maybe I won't use it, but I think I'll feel much better having it on hand. A little makeup will probably go a long way after hours of labor! 

Hair elastics, cotton balls, q-tips.

Snacks and Tic-Tacs.

Stuff for baby:

Socks, newborn mittens, blankets, "Just Born" sticker for pictures, pacifiers (I may not use these, but I've heard they are nice to have with you just in case).

A couple of plain, white onesies.

A few going home outfits (because I can't decide!).

This one is just in case it's really chilly that day (but the way the weather has been here lately, it probably won't be!).

CBR Newborn Stem Cell Collection Kit.

That's pretty much it!

There are a few other things I'll toss in on the big day like:

Cell phone & charger
Camera & charger
Shampoo & conditioner
Body wash

The great thing is that if we forget anything, we're only 5 minutes away from the hospital, so Josh could easily go home and grab it.

For my readers that are moms....what was in your hospital bag? If you have any suggestions, I'd love to hear them!


  1. I packed a lot of the same stuff and used only, maybe, half of it! But it was nice knowing that I had it if I wanted it. The snacks are a good idea because after 15 hours of labor (5am - 740pm) the hospital wanted me to wait until morning to eat! Good luck!

  2. Thanks for the input, Jessica! WOW! I can't believe they expected you to wait to eat!

  3. My husband snuck me Cheerios from the hospital pantry :)

  4. Haha! Oh my goodness...I'm sure you needed them at that point!

  5. Assuming you have one, bring your Boppy! I sat on that bad boy from immediately after I gave birth and for weeks after. You may not have heard that idea yet but the reason it is great to sit on is because your most sensitive lady bits are not receiving direct pressure that way. Good luck, mama!

  6. Thanks for the tip! I do have a Boppy! I'll be sure to throw that in the car:)


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