This week I’ll be in my 31 week of pregnancy, that means that in a couple of weeks I should be getting my hospital bag ready. With all three of my children I gave birth a couple of weeks earlier than my expected due date and found myself going crazy trying to pack for the hospital while having uncomfortable contractions. This time around I’ll be ready. I put together a list of what I feel are essentials for my hospital stay as well as what I’ll need when baby arrives.
~ Medical Insurance information
~ Chargers for your phone
~ Toiletries (don’t forget a towel, brush and rubber bands)
~ Phone with a good camera
~ A change of comfortable clothes to go home in. I prefer a loose fitting shirt and stretch pants.
~ Nursing bra. A couple of these should be packed.
~ Makeup bag. I know that after I give birth I look like absolute crap with all the swelling and messed up hair! Some makeup will make me more comfortable to take pictures.
~ Robe and house slippers. You’ll want this for before and after baby comes. Those hospital gowns just don’t cut it when walking around.
~ Car Seat! Probably the most important thing.
~ Diaper Bag
~ Going home outfit. So cute!
~ Diapers and wipes. The hospital I go to gives us diapers and wipes but to be safe you may want to take your preferred brand.
~ Breast Pump.
~ Boppy- In my opinion this is one of the best things I invest in.