Friday, January 22, 2016

Packing List for Hospital Delivery

Eek! Baby is on the way and it’s time to get those bags packed for your upcoming hospital stay. Here is a quick go-to guide of what I’m packing and what you may consider packing for you and your family as well. Just NOTE: I'm a first-time mom, so this list may be a little exhaustive ;)

  • Going Home Outfit
  • Large Blanket (for snuggling)
  • Small Blanket (for extra warmth)
  • Swaddle Set (blanket & hat)
  • Socks
  • Mittens
  • Extra Onesies (footless)
  • Diapers
  • Wipes
  • Burp Cloths
  • Nursing Pillow
  • Nursing Cover (for family entry if breastfeeding)
  • Pacifers
  • Pacifer Clip
  • Lotion
  • Diaper Cream
  • Small Plush Toy
  • Diaper Bag (for all of your goodies!)
  • Car Seat
  • Car Seat Cover

  • Pajamas
  • Going Home Outfit
  • Sweatshirt/Sweat Pants
  • Socks
  • Slippers
  • Hat
  • Blanket & Pillow (to attempt sleeping)
  • Shampoo/Conditioner/Hair Gel
  • Towel
  • Cologne
  • Razor
  • Deodorant
  • Toothbrush/Toothpaste/Floss
  • Wallet (dad + mom)
  • Insurance Cards
  • Laptop
  • Camera + SD Cards
  • Phone
  • Chargers (Laptop + Phone)
  • Cooler (for snacks + drinks)
  • Dollar Bills (for vending machine + tipping me for my baby delivery services - JK!)
  • Bluetooth Speaker (for music during labor + delivery)
  • Baby Binder (includes birth plan, hospital registration forms, etc)

  • Delivery Clothes (if not using hospital gown)
  • 2 Robes (for nursing + comfort)
  • Pajama Lounge Pants
  • Yoga Pants
  • Flowy Tops 
  • Zip Up Jacket (for breastfeeding)
  • Nursing Bras
  • Cozy Socks
  • Comfortable Underwear
  • House Slippers
  • Going Home Outfit

  • Face Wash
  • Face Lotion
  • Face Wipes
  • Perfume
  • Dry Shampoo
  • Cotton Balls/ Q-Tips
  • Tooth Paste/Tooth Brush/Floss
  • Shampoo/Conditioner/ Body Wash
  • Velcro Towel Wrap
  • Make Up
  • Small Mirror
  • Bobby Bins/Clips/Hair Ties/Headband
  • Hair Brush
  • Blow Dryer/Straightener
  • Chapstick/Lip Gloss
  • Prenatal Vitamins
  • Lavender Oil (for massaging)
  • Hand-Sanitizing Gel
  • Aloe Vera
  • Nipple Cream/ Nipple Shields/ Nipple Pads (if breastfeeding)
  • Tucks Wipes (look it up, you’ll want them!)
  • Dermoblast (look it up, you’ll want it!)
  • Depends Adult Underwear (for extra protection & comfort -- I'm not too cool for these)
  • Spray Bottle (wiping could get uncomfortable - spritzing water to clean instead!)
  • Wipes

  • Phone
  • Phone Charger
  • Book (my choice: What to Expect the First Year + Bible)
  • Crochet
  • Coloring Book + Crayons
  • Gum
  • Pillow + Blanket

I know, I know. It’s a hearty list. But for the planner in me, it eases my mind to be prepared and attempt to make our time spent at the hospital as comfortable as it can be…pending that whole process of labor and delivery part :) Hope you enjoyed the list and please comment below with your additions if you have any!

1 comment :

  1. I have a few more weeks to plan/gather, but I found these posts to be helpful (esp. the first one!):

    I've heard hospitals provide wipes and diapers - but we learned in our class last night that our hospital is pretty anti-pacifier. Happy last two weeks (hopefully!) of pregnancy!