I have read so many articles and blogs before packing my hospital bag. To my surprise, I only used one-third of the things I’ve packed. The hospital provided me with many things and some things were just unnecessary. You will now know what you should pack in your baby hospital bag. Click here to receive my free Hospital Bag Checklist
Packing your baby hospital bag (What mom needs?)
- Birth Plan
- Clothes for 2-3 days: Nighties, robe, and 1 outerwear
- Undergarments: Don’t forget socks.
- Nursing bras: You don’t need nursing pads, but you can bring some just in case. Your supply won’t be that much even if you have started developing milk.
- Phones and phone chargers
- Adult Diapers: The hospital will provide you with underwear, ice packs, and pads. However, they are very uncomfortable. Adult diapers will make you feel more comfortable.
- Dermoplast: You need this! The hospital provided me with one. Just in case they don’t, bring extra.
Packing Your Baby Hospital Bag (What baby needs?)
- Diapers: Only get a few. The hospital will provide you with enough diapers.
- Wipes: Again only get one bag. Usually, the hospital will provide you with enough wipes.
- Swaddle: The hospital will provide you with swaddle blankets. However, I didn’t know how to swaddle my baby even after watching many YouTube videos explaining how. I had a kicker! I recommend buying swaddleme swaddles. You just have to zip it up. It will help your baby sleep.
- Clothes: You don’t need much for the baby. To stay on the safe side get 3 bodysuits, 3 sleepers, a jacket if winter, a hat, mittens, a go home outfit (not necessary)
- Pacifiers: Not necessary
- Car Seat: You cannot leave the hospital without a car seat.
- Formula and Bottle: If you are planning to formula feed, make sure you don’t forget formula and a bottle.
Packing Your Baby Hospital Bag (What supporting person needs?)
- Phone and Charger
- Toiletries: Toothbrush, toothpaste, comb
- Extra set of clothes: Don’t forget to bring a sweater
- Snacks and water: The hospital will only provide food for mom.