A lot of hospitals give you a complimentary diaper bag. Don't worry about bottles, the hospitals have policies in place, where the nipples have to be sterile when they feed the baby. If you plan to nurse, bring a couple of bras. Bring a pair or two of panties. A robe, slippers, favorite pillow, stuffy to hug or what ever other item(s) you plan on using for distraction during contractions and labor. Notepad and pens. Book, magazine, or puzzle book. List of phone numbers of who you want to call. I brought a water bottle, made it easier then cups. Flashlight, if you are one that has to sleep in total darkness. Glasses and eye care items if you wear contacts. Toothbrush, shampoo, favorite lotion....Wow, I'm rambling.
at 12:14 AM on Jun. 27, 2008