Hospital Bag Takeover |Part 2|

You will realize that I have left certain items off these list. Either the hospital will provide (ask if unsure) or you genuinely will not need it!

  2. “Going home” outfit
  3. Pajamas
  4. Paperwork & identification – insurance card, drivers license/ID, birth plan, anything else they require
  5. Slippers & socks – not flip flops because it’s cold!
  6. Robe/sweater
  7. Postpartum girdle/wrap – I have 
  8. Prenatals/medication (some hospitals provide) – make sure you’re receiving/taking stool softener! 
  9. Glasses/contacts
  10. Toiletries – shampoo, conditioner, toothbrush/paste, deodorant, body wash, loofa, etc
  11. Hair accessories – ties, Bobby pins, wrap, etc
  12. Hair products – gel, leave in conditioner, et 
  13. Towel(s)
  14. Body lotion – helps with stretch marks!
  15. Breastcare – nipple cream, heat/ice compressions
  16. Nursing accessories – Boppy pillow (some hospitals provide), cover, burp clothes
  17. Cell phone charger
  18. Camera (if not using phone)
  19. Makeup

For Daddy

  1. Clothes
  2. Toiletries
  3. Pajamas
  4. Slippers & socks
  5. Underclothes
  6. Pillow &a blanket (some hospitals provide, but not comfy)
  7. Life necessities – wallet, medication, phone/charger, glasses, etc

For Baby

  1. “First outfit” & “Going home” clothes
  2. Onesies 
  3. Swaddlers/blanket
  4. Mittens, caps & socks
  5. Car seat**
  6. Toy accessories – these are mostly props for pictures 

I will cover the Do Not Need’s on Friday and give you the explanation why! This is all based off of my experience and what the hospital provided me. 


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