Inside: Put your mind at ease knowing you won’t forget anything with this complete hospital bag checklist for mom, baby, and dad!
When you’re going to the hospital to have a baby, you’re going to want to have everything you need to be comfortable before, during, and after your delivery.
The trick is making sure you don’t forget any essentials but also making sure you’re not packing too much.
It’s easy to think packing a bag for the hospital will be quick because you’ll just need your essentials but oftentimes the things you use everyday are what you end up forgetting!
Even if you pack way in advance, once it’s time to go to the hospital, you may forget some things in all the excitement.
I know when I go on trips I always forget something that I use on a daily basis, and then I have to go to the store and get it.
So you definitely don’t want that to happen to you when you’re at the hospital giving birth! (Especially since you can’t go to the store to get anything!)
This hospital bag checklist will keep your mind at ease knowing you’ll have everything you need for when the time comes.
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Now I don’t think you should pack so much stuff that it becomes daunting trying to pack, or you’re bringing suitcases with you! But there are items you’ll want to have with you.
Although I didn’t have my kids at a hospital, I thought about what I used during labor and right after my babies were born, and I asked friends who did have hospital births what they needed and used.
I wanted to make sure all bases were covered so this is a complete hospital bag checklist for mom, baby, and dad. You may not need everything on this list, and that’s ok, but it’ll ensure you won’t miss anything!
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Hospital Bag Checklist For Mom
Slip on slippers
An old nightgown or big t-shirt to wear during labor
Massage oil or lotion
Change of clothes
Nursing tank top or old button down shirts
Toothbrush, toothpaste, brush
Eye mask and earplugs
Glasses, contacts, contact solution, contact lens case
Shampoo, conditioner, lotion, face wash
Plastic bag for dirty clothes
If you want something other than water, bring it
Hospital Bag Checklist For Dad
Hand held fan
Change of clothes
Camera with charger and extra memory card
Swim trunks (if you decide to have a water birth)
Shampoo, conditioner, lotion, contact solution, contact lens case, deodorant
Something to read or watch
Hospital Bag Checklist For Baby
Several onesies and bodysuits
Diapers-(check with the hospital, they may already have these for you)
Car seat cover (if it’s cold)
Going home outfit (seasonally appropriate)
Pediatrician information (include fax number)
Stop stressing that you’ll forget something or that you’ll pack too much. Your mind can rest at ease knowing you’ll have everything you need for mom, dad, and baby with this hospital bag checklist!