As you enter your third trimester of pregnancy, you should start thinking of what you'll need to pack for the hospital. Whether this is your first pregnancy or fourth, it's always good to make a list!
Here's a list of what you'll need for your hospital bag for you, baby and daddy (spouse)! I've learned along the way that less is more. I'm currently 34 weeks pregnant with Baby #4 and this list is what we'll need for the hospital. No need to pack the whole house lol....you'll most likely stay in the hospital for 2-3 days and the hospital will have most of you'll need too! Ok, here's the list and don't forget to get your FREE printable of the Hospital Check List too!
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- loose tops (especially if breastfeeding)
- nursing bras (both day & nighttime)
- breast pads
- nipple cream (I like Lansinoh brand)
- comfy bottoms and pj pants
- boppy pillow (for breastfeeding) and pillow from home for sleeping
- Tucks pads (trust me you'll love these! and get extra for at home)
- going home clothes
- toothbrush and paste
- hair ties and brush
- dry shampoo
- travel size shampoo, conditioner and body wash
- hair dryer
- make up
*Recommend using hospital underwear! Trust me you don't want to ruin your own underwear. The hospital will also provide you with pads.....stock up on hospital pads to bring home too!
- going home outfit (sleeper or pants, tops and socks)
- carseat & carseat cover
- mittens (I never used them)
*You don't need to bring diapers, wipes or a diaper bag (especially if you're just going straight home). The hospital will provide you will diapers, wipes, baby lotion and cream (for boys). Stock up on diapers and any other toiletries from the hospital to bring home!
- his toiletry bag
- snacks (you'll need these when hospital kitchen is closed....I was always hungry in the middle of the night!)
- phone and chargers
- insurance card
- cash for vending machine
- deck of cards or book to pass the time
That's it!!! Now you're all set to pack your hospital bag! If you plan to breastfeed, don't forget to get your FREE Pump through insurance! I used Aeroflow to help me get one! *No need to bring a pump to the hospital, your hospital can provide one for you!
Remember less is more!! The day you go home you'll have extras to pack in your car (flowers and gifts from your visitors) plus your bag, car seat and a tiny person ;) so don't over pack!
Don't forget to grab your FREE printable check list!! Hope this helps and good luck to you with your pregnancy and labor and delivery!
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