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What's in my Hospital Bag?

Updated: Sep 5, 2021

I feel like one of the biggest questions all new mamas-to-be have is : “what do I ACTUALLY need in my hospital bag?!”

If you’re a horrible packer normally like me, this is super stressful! How do you pack for something you’ve never done before and in a place you’ve never stayed?!

I have poured over all the blog posts, instagram posts, baby apps, and even my hospital’s website and this is what I have settled on for my hospital bag! I don't want to go too crazy, but also want to make sure I have what I need to feel comfortable.

For Mama:

  • Copy of birth plan

  • Little manual massager

  • Lavender, Stress Away, and Deep Relief essential roll-ons (I use Young Living)

  • Chapstick and hair ties

  • Toiletries (travel shampoo + conditioner, hair gel, deodorant, face wash, moisturizer, body wash, lotion)

  • Minimal makeup for pictures (light foundation, concealer, eyebrow powder and mascara)

  • Nursing bras (3)

  • Button-down PJ sets (2) - I got these specifically from Target and they are SO SOFT

  • Regular high rise underwear

  • Non-slip socks

  • Frida mom delivery/nursing gown

  • Eye mask for sleeping

  • Cozy blanket

  • Going home outfit (loose, comfy clothing)

  • 32oz waterbottle

  • 6ft phone charger

  • Kindle and charger

  • Silverette Nursing Cups

  • Reusable nursing pads

  • Haakaa Manual pump

  • Boppy Pillow

  • Snacks!!! (protein bars, dried mango, crackers, almond bitter, applesauce, cashews, lollipops, sweedish fish)

For Baby:

I hope you find this helpful if you are also trying to pack your hospital bag! Let me know if you have anything to add in the comments below!



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