Updated: Mar 19
What to pack in your delivery bag
1. Phone Charger
A charger was one of the first things I placed in my bag for my second child. I knew it would be easier to have one less charger in my home for a month than forget packing one and being unable to reach the rest of my family during my stay at the hospital. This is especially true when you have young children or fur babies still at home.
2. License, Insurance Info & Pen
At some point after delivery, you will be required to fill out Baby’s birth certificate and hospital records. While your at it, throw in a notebook to document your journey and a book if audiobooks or podcasts aren’t your thing.
3. Car seat
I know I know, this does not go in your bag, but you will need to bring the car seat into the hospital to have the nurses check it out prior to you going home.
4. Breast pads
Breast pads are a great way to keep your bra and gown dry from milk and any ointments you may be using during your stay.
5. Hospital gown
I am a firm believer in being comfortable during your hospital stay. Save the fancy clothes and makeup for your professional newborn photos. I felt cute enough in my very inexpensive maternity hospital gown that allowed me to feed my baby without removing my clothing. I purchased it through amazon and it was inexpensive, pink and served its purpose.
6. Cozy Robe
I had my baby girl Marguax in June and let me tell you, that hospital room was cold! I did not bring a warm cozy robe with me during my stay and boy, did I regret it. There is only so much warmth that can come from those hospital blankets, not to mention you won’t have your spouse in bed with you.
7. Cozy Socks
I love fuzzy socks, they spark so much joy in my life (sad I know) but they also help keep you warm and feeling at home during your stay. It’s true hospitals do provide you with socks but they don’t compare.
8. Nipple cream
If you are deciding to breast feed this cream is important. These help soothe and protect your nipples and are safe for baby.
9. Comfortable nursing bras
A comfortable nursing bra is a life saver! I began wearing mine prior to baby’s arrival because of the stretch and soft material. You don’t have to get fancy expensive bras, I purchased mine through amazon, and no they weren’t sexy but they were comfortable and served their purpose. I can’t tell you how many times amazon and target saved me during this pregnancy. There was only one maternity store in my and area quickly realized that high prices don't necessarily mean better quality.
Pack your toothbrush, your partner’s toothbrush, face was, hair brush and anything else you can’t live without. I have super sensitive, well everything. It was important for me to pack my face wash and moisturize in order to feel like myself during my stay. If you’re a planner like me, you'll start saving sample sizes of your favorite items from Sephora throughout your pregnancy.
11. Cloth Diapers
If you plan on using cloth diapers, make sure to bring some with you. Otherwise, your hospital will have you covered.
This really should be #1 on the list. Yes, there is hospital food but it’s not always great. I remember ordering a burger for lunch and when the tray arrived it was literally just the bun. My husband was out checking on our son at the time and it was hours before I had a chance to eat.
13. Baby Clothes
Grab some nice warm wraps, blankets, pajamas, and whatever adorable outfit you plan on bringing baby home in.
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