What To Pack In Your Hospital Bag

What To Pack In Your Hospital Bag

Preparing your hospital bag can be exciting! It means baby is coming! You need to pack for both you and baby. Some of what you are going to want in your hospital bag depends on who you are as a person. Are you a minimalist or do you like to have a lot of outfit options? Do you want to birth in something specific or are you fine with the hospital gown? Do you need your certain pillow to sleep or can you sleep with any pillow? Do you plan on putting on makeup for photos or just keeping it casual?

Whatever your style of packing is totally ok! There are a few essentials though that I would be sure to pack:

  • birth plan
  • phone charger
  • health insurance card
  • comfortable clothing for postpartum
  • going home outfit
  • nursing bras
  • shoes for your hospital room (slippers, slides, ext.)
  • ponytail holders
  • makeup (if you want)
  • toothbrush
  • deodorant
  • facial soap
  • gentle cleanser for shower
  • shampoo, conditioner if you plan to wash your hair
  • chapstick 
  • carseat 
  • nursing pillow
  • clothing for baby

I was fine using the postpartum products provided by the hospital during my stay, but if you have something specific you would like to use, certainly bring that too. I also was fine using the diapers and wipes provided by the hospital. But, feel free to bring the brands of diapers and wipes you would like if you have a preference. 


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