Giving Birth: What to Pack for the Hospital

Getting ready for baby’s arrival? We’ve been asked a few times what items we recommend you don’t forget when packing your bag for the hospital. We recommend packing your bag early so it’s ready to go when baby is! Scroll on down to see what we suggest…

Slipper and/or socks

hospital rooms are cold so make sure to bring some items to keep you cozy!

Lounge wear

Some items good for sleeping and cute for pictures. Bring a robe if you want to walk the hospital halls.

Glasses

If you need ’em. Don’t forget a contact case and solution if you’re a contact lens wearer.

Baby things

You don’t need much because the hospital will provide you with diapers for while you’re there, but these are picture worthy days, so throw in a couple of newborn outfits, a hat, and a swaddling blanket. Plus a coming-home outfit!

Nipple Cream

Babies nurse non-stop when they are first born. When they do, they are getting the “liquid gold” colostrum but it makes you raw, essentially your nipples are getting chaffed. It’s necessary to soothe the skin before and after nursing. Don’t worry; it gets better.

Reading Material

Grab your favorite book or a few magazines for when you’re hanging out in the hospital antcy for something to do.

Things for your partner

Toothbrush, change of clothes, and some money for the vending machines.

Camera

The real kind!

What’s in your hospital bag that you couldn’t live without?