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what to pack in the hospital bag?

Posted by on Dec. 3, 2011 at 9:11 AM
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this is my second first was born at 30 weeks, and I didn't have a hospital bag packed. Thankfully the hospital was literally up the road from where we live, so it was semi-practical to send hubby home every time I needed clothes, toiletries etc. This time, I'm packing early because I don't want to be unprepared incase we go early.

 (I'm 28 weeks pregnant now, so I want to get it packed up by the time i went into labor with my dd) :)

what are you packing in your hospital bag?

thanks mamas! <3

by on Dec. 3, 2011 at 9:11 AM
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by on Dec. 3, 2011 at 9:44 AM

Here is what I have on my list : this is my 3rd and with my 1st two kiddos the hospital was close and well dh was ticking me off LOL<

Hospital Checklist


•·       Admission Papers

•·       Health Insurance Cards

•·       Camera/Charger

•·       Toothbrush/paste

•·       Shampoo/body wash

•·       Glasses/brush/scrunchie

•·       Robe/socks/slippers

•·       Breast pump/pads/milk bags/nursing bra

•·       Pregnancy planner book for footprints

•·       Phone /charger

•·       Laptop/charger

•·       Nook color/charger

•·       Clothes to go home in

•·       Underwear/pads/tucks

•·       Boppy pillow

Jasper's List

•·       Car seat w/cozy cover

•·       Going home outfit

•·       Bottle w/ breast milk

•·       Diaper bag w/ wipes & diapers


by Member on Dec. 3, 2011 at 9:47 AM
An ipod, or something that will play music
light snacks for dh
Dollar bills and quarters for vending machines
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by on Dec. 3, 2011 at 10:12 AM
I took my own pajamas cuz I hated the hospital gowns lol. Socks and bedroom shoes. Baby outfits to wear. The gowns are great and the nurses like those BC its easier to get to their bands on their feet and stuff. Pillow. No diapers BC I always take extra from hospital home with me lol. If the packs open they can't reuse it anyway. My laptop. Coming home outfit for you and baby. And I also packed several things for my df. He could shower there and so I took his razor and toothbrush as well as clothes for him so he could stay the whole time with me which was great. Good luck!
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by on Dec. 3, 2011 at 10:55 AM
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I haven't packed it yet, but this is a list I found somewhere and I really liked their suggestions. I feel like it gets the basics and a couple extra things, but not like I'm packing for a week. And I'm 32 weeks 4 days by the way.. so, here you go:

For Baby

car seat

fleece liner for car seat

newborn hat

1 receiving blanket

2 bodysuits

2 pairs of socks

going home outfit


For Mom


nursing bras


nursing gown or night shirt

sweat shirt, sweat pants/yoga pants

robe and slippers

going home clothes

prescription meds

make up & toiletries



lollipops & lip balm

sanitary pads




For Partner

bottled drinks


gum & breath mints

coins for vending machine

change of clothes


blanket & pillow


Other Items

journal or memory book

extra bag (to bring home gifts, etc)

hospital admission forms

insurance card

drivers license

cell phone/charger

camera/video camera


Lilypie Maternity tickers

by on Dec. 12, 2011 at 10:03 PM
by on Dec. 12, 2011 at 10:07 PM

 Chapstick is the major thing I missed if I forgot it. lol

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