Pack your hospital bag

As a mom getting ready for delivering #2 (due in 6 days), I have found myself forgetting just what should be in the trusty hospital bag. I remember packing way too much last time so this time I'm trying to keep it to the necessities. Here's my list of what I found most useful:

For Mom:

  • Non-skid socks and/or slippers to walk around in
  • Your basic toiletries
  • Your own towel (unless you enjoy drying off with a hanky)
  • Snacks! Good ones that you can't wait to eat!
  • Your own pillow
  • A modest and comfy nursing nightgown with a robe that you won't mind visitors seeing you in
  • Hairbursh, headband and pony tail holders
  • Camera with batteries/charger
  • Phone with charger
  • Nursing pads and nipple cream (I recommend Earth Mama Angel Baby)
  • Your pump so the lactation consultant can show you how to use it
  • Chap stick/lip balm
  • You might want something to listen to music on, I personally ended up never using this. 
  • Insurance forms, birth plan, important documents. 

For Dad:

If Dad is spending the night don't forget he needs a few things too.

  • His pillow
  • He may want his own blanket
  • Clothes to sleep in
  • Basic Toiletries
  • Phone and charger
  • Socks and/or slippers

For Siblings:

Here's the new one for me. I have a 2 year old who will at some point be visiting the hospital to meet his baby brother. A few things you may want to bring for your little ones:

  • A Munchie Mug with snacks
  • A little gift from their new sibling so they feel special
  • Diapers/wipes 
  • Potty seat (if they're training like ours is)
  • A change of clothes
  • A book and toy to keep them entertained

We would love to hear the things that you found most and least useful for your own hospital bag!

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