I have read no less than 20 lists of what to bring in one’s hospital bag – some are extensive, others are more minimal. I tend to overpack, so I’m probably in the former category (especially with all of Isla’s outfits – whoops). Whenever I travel, I pack outfits into gallon size Ziploc bags – helps keep me organized! So naturally, Isla has 12 outfits organized in baggies.
Ready to go!
It’s hard as a first-time mom to know what to pack, so it’s helpful to read others’ suggestions on what to pack when heading into delivery!
Some of my favorite lists:
So, what’s in my bag? And Isla’s? And Sasha’s? Well, some things are still ‘to-be-packed-when-contractions-start,’ but the lists are as follows:
My Hospital Bag
1 old throw-away robe
2 pairs of pajamas (one Target nightie and one cute pair from Anthro, which I will likely regret?)
1 pair of Lululemon Still Pants (per Mara’s suggestion!)
1 Loft maternity t-shirt
3 pairs of old socks
Rainbow flip flops (from college! Still love them)
Travel Size Toiletries (Toothbrush, Soap, Deodorant, Toothpaste, Shampoo, Conditioner, etc.)
Hair Brush, Hair Dryer, Curling Iron, Headbands
Makeup (including Eos Lip Balm)
Non-white pillow cover and comfy pillow
Isla’s Hospital Bag*
Mittens (these J. Crew ones in different sizes and colors and plain white ones)
Assortment of Gap Baby onesies
2 pink caps
Infant nail file
*Packed in my Kate Spade Stevie Diaper Bag
Sasha’s Hospital Bag
Blanket (in case hospital is cold!)
iPad, iPhone, Camera chargers
Snacks (Sugarfree candy, gum, crackers, water, etc.) and change for vending machines
Any experienced mothers out there with suggestions on things to remove or add? I have two weeks left (convinced it’ll be more like three), so plenty of time to order additional items or repack! It is helpful to bring your own pump to the hospital with you? Any and all advice is welcome.