It’s been quite a while since I’ve had to pack a hospital bag for giving birth! I actually found myself researching on pinterest and other blogs what to pack for both myself and babe as I was afraid I would forget something important! Below is the master list I came up with: (and I’m aware it’s likely more than we’ll need but I’m totally one to be over-prepared).
Hospital Gown – I had my own gown that I packed to wear while delivering the twins and I loved it. Something about being in your own clothing that makes you feel so much more comfortable while in the hospital. Taking it along again!
Pillow – I take my pillow with me anytime I go somewhere for the night. It makes all the difference with how I sleep because it’s familiar and comfy. So a night or two at the hospital is no exception. I just always make sure to put a bright colored pillow case on it so it doesn’t get mistaken for a hospital pillow and I don’t accidentally leave it behind.
Maternity Robe – My husband got me the prettiest and comfiest robe from Pink Blush for Christmas and I’m bringing it along for after birth for comfort and easy nursing while recovering.
Blanqui leggings – Ok these leggings have been game changers in my last weeks of pregnancy. I have several pairs and have been living in them on a daily basis. They are the most comfortable leggings I’ve ever owned and while they have both maternity and post-partum styles, I’ve found the post-partum ones have worked great for pregnancy as well if you wear them below your belly and I’m totally packing them for the hospital because I’ll need all the support and comfort I can get following birth!
Blanqui nursing support tank – Also a game changer! So comfy and I think I will literally wear it under everything for the first couple months after birth because the support is incredible and it smooths out those post-partum problem areas. It’s also so easy to nurse in as the material is stretchy and easily pulls down!
Cardigan/comfy sweater – to wear over my tank when going home.
Nursing Bra – of course a necessity! I have one from the boys that still fits but I’m waiting to purchase more until after birth because I never know what size I will be while nursing.
Lotion – I got this Sleepy Cream from LUSH for Christmas from my husband and you guys its incredible. It has the most comforting but light lavender scent and I use it most nights before bed. I saw it in my best friend Britt’s hospital bag post and knew I had to pack it in my bag too.
Lip balm – I generally struggle with chapped lips and the last time I was in the hospital, I remember how much I wished I had packed my lip balm (forgot it) because it seemed to be extra dry in there. This one is by the Honest Company and I love it.
Slippers/ flip-flops – slippers for walking around those cold floors at the hospital. And I’ll pack a pair of plastic flip-flops for the shower too!
Breast pads – because you need em.
Over Cover – The over cover did not exist when I had the twins and I so wish they did! It’s such a practical invention as it doubles as both a car seat cover and nursing cover and I’m so excited to try it out with this babe! We chose the eclipse cover but I’m literally obsessed with so many of the patterns!
Toiletry bag – got this cute bag at indigo and it’s large enough to hold my tooth brush and tooth paste, brush, and some makeup.
Not pictured: phone charger, snacks, large comfy underwear for after birth, flat iron.
Soother -the twins didn’t really take soothers but I’m all about trying so we have one packed!
Soother clip – this adorable beaded clip is from Ryan and Rose and it’s a teether and soother slip in one. It’s made of natural wood beads.
Diapers – how cute are these little panda ones from the Honest Company?! A friend gave these as a gift at my bridal shower and of course I had to pack them for the hospital! They’re so tiny and sweet.
Wipes – Love these Natural Bamboo wipes by Aleva for on the go!
Change Pad – We’re completely obsessed with everything from Gathre and since the company didn’t exist when the twins were born, I’ve never used one of their change pads. I’m excited to try it out for this babe. We have the Admiral Micro +. It’s a little longer than the regular micro mats which will be great as baby grows!
Going Home Outfit – having no clue what this little guy will weigh, I’ve packed several outfits in different sizes just to be safe! And of course a cozy warm sweater to bundle him up in!
Hat – Another necessity for this time of year. This cute one was gifted as well and is from H&M.
Socks – Forgot to include these in the photo but little newborn sockies this time of year are a necessity!
Booties – As you probably know, Mocs are my go-to for babes shoes. The only shoes that stay on their feet! And so adorable too. I’m not sure these ones from Mini Moc will fit him while he’s so little but he’ll be snuggly in his socks or footed sleepers if not!
So that’s about it! Always love hearing what others pack in their hospital bags so comment and tell me if you have any necessities I missed! Thanks so much for reading!