Our Hospital Bags

Well, after being caught unprepared during the Bloody Scare, I decided to definitely pack our hospital  bags! So, here they are!

Mommy’s Bag
– Pregnancy report from my OB
– sports bra to wear during labor
– nursing bras and nursing pads
– underwear and maxi pads
– PJ’s
– hygiene kit
– Go-home outfit
– journal
– book to read
– Cheeze-Its to snack on after delivery
– wallet, including insurance card
Daddy’s Bag
– extra change of clothes
– hygiene kit
– camera
– trail mix (his favorite snack)
– wallet, including cash
– laptop
– iPhone charger
– homework
Rhys’s Bag

1) Burp clothes
2) Hygiene kit (diaper rash ointment, baby lotion, baby brush)
3) Two outfits and socks
4) Diapers and wipes
5) Swaddling blanket
6) Baby journal, breastfeeding guide, and What to Expect the First Year

I think that just about covers everything we’d need.
If you have any suggestions as to what else we need, let me know!

Tayler is a work at home mom. She does free lance articles and dabbles in graphic design and virtual assisting for bloggers. She spent 3 years as a history and English teacher. Her passions are her husband, two children, history, reading, nature, and her Savior, Jesus Christ.

  • mamawend@hotmail.com

    You may want some socks to put on his hands or an emery board to take care of sharp/long nails since his nails are still soft at this point and clippers/scissors are not recommended. Maybe a lightweight hat to help maintain temperature. Hospital will provide you with diapers and any medical supplies you might need so leave that stuff home. Don't forget a camera!

  • That's a good idea!

  • Desiree @ Macke Monologues

    CHAP STICK!!!! I can't tell you how many times I applied, and re-applied chap stick after delivery!

  • Desiree @ Macke Monologues

    We also had our delivery staff plug in our iPod so we could listen to some of our favorite songs while in labor/delivery.

  • I never would have thought about chapstick!

  • Kimberly

    I had to dig up my old hospital bag post to compare, and there isn't much difference. Maybe a nursing pillow? To be honest I never used them in the hospital, but I know a lot of people do. I always bring it, I never use it 🙂 And these were the best nursing bras ever (until you want to actual go out in public then you'll probably need a bit more support) http://www.target.com/p/gilligan-o-malley-women-s-2-pack-nursing-sleep-bra/-/A-14055275#prodSlot=medium_1_17&term=gilligan+%26+o%27malley

  • Katie Derrick

    I agree with the comments… CHAPSTICK is a must. And movies too just in case you have to wait. Slippers were nice as well. Oh and a little tip… wear the nursing bra during delivery so then you don't have to change to nurse right afterwards. The hospital gives you tons of pads, mesh underwear, diapers, hygiene kit for baby, and wipes. I wish I wouldn't have brought those things. Good luck!

  • My mom actually had me get a regular nursing bra, then a "night" nursing bra…it's kinda of like the ones you linked to

  • Thanks for the advice. But, I like to err on the safe side. The hospital I'm delivering at is a bit smaller, so I don't know what all they'll have.

  • McKay

    Get a chapstick! If they won't let you drink anything during delivery, it really helps your lips not feel so dry and awful! It's good to for after because the hospital air is so dry and it really dries out your skin!

  • I was told I'd be allowed a liquid diet (jell-o, water, apple juice, broth, flavored ice), but my lips get chapped very easily!

  • Katie Derrick

    I delivered at Orem Community which was quite small (but like a dream… I want to move back to Utah for each pregnancy to have all my future babies there haha!) but that's wise… better to be safe than sorry!

  • Melissa Sarno

    Sounds like you are prepared. So exciting Tayler! I didn't bring my bag (but I had one packed, don't ask, lol) and there were only two things I wish I had: a camera and deodorant! I was able to take pictures with my phone but I wished I had my nice camera, one thing I found helpful, if you're planning on nursing, a very roomy night shirt that opened from the front. My Mom brought it for me and it's something I wouldn't have thought of. And, er, nipple cream : )

  • Definitely got the cream….my OB gave me a prescription a few weeks ago without me asking. He just said red heads are typically more sensitive and thus he's having me get this cream. I said, "Ok."