Hospital bag??

Samantha - posted on 05/01/2009 ( 12 moms have responded )

6

6

0

I am packing my bag for the big day and im not sure what to bring to the hospital... like how many pajamas do i bring for me and does the baby need any clothes other then what i bring her home in. what else do i need and how many of what?

MOST HELPFUL POSTS

Katie - posted on 05/10/2010

204

62

15

wow! i just got done making a list for me. lol. here is what i got.. i might be over exaggerating but here is my list: shorts/pants/pjs (whichever you prefer and pack extra in case you bleed through, not to be graphic), shirts, bras, underwear (pack extra bc you never know if you will mess those up, might want to buy a cheap pack so you wont ruin your favorite underwear), socks, slippers, robe, nursing gown, cheap pair of shower shoes (hospital showers to me are gross), something to do like an ipod/charger, crossword puzzles,breastfeeding book (if you plan on breastfeeding),a little notepad (bc hospital gives you lots of info), phone/charger, camara/charger, hospital folder with all important documents including numbers to call the family and friends, large trash bag/ towel (for the trip to the hospital so you dont get the seat nasty), gum (some kind of breathe mints), food (jello, sandwiches, candy, pop something to snack on in the hospital for the partner and you after birth: cafeteria might not be open), toiletries: toothbrush/toothpaste, hairbrush, shampoo/bodywash, hairspray/ hair ties/bobby pins, pads, contacts/contact solution/case, glasses, lip balm, makeup (i like to look nice for photos), deoderant, breast pads/lansinoh cream (if you plan on breastfeeding) (maybe a breast pump), roll of toilet paper (the hospitals is soo painful), money for vending machine, Whatever the partner needs....clothes, etc



For the baby: going home outfits in two different sizes (never know the baby's weight), onesies (if you are going to dress the baby up while being in the hospital) blanket/receiving blanket (to take the baby home in),hand mittons (so the baby doesnt scratch their face), bootsies, diaper bag, baby book, car seat/head support/car seat cover (if its going to be cold outside), and a hat.



i might be overexaggerating but i packed all this with my first son and i used everything. I would rather have overpacked then underpacked =] Hope this helps =] Good luck and congrats to your new baby!!



p.s. i would also pick out a pediatrician for your baby before you go into labor bc my hospital wouldnt let me leave inless i had one picked out.Also have the insurance number to add the baby when he/she is born. Might want to find out what the hospital provides too. That might make your list shorter. But all my items fit into a duffel bag. Also a gift for the younger siblings from the baby if you have a bigger brother or sister.and maybe a computer to keep you busy.

If you see this, leave this form field blank.
Powered by RESPECT not THUMPS

12 Comments

View replies by

Tiffanie - posted on 05/25/2009

184

123

40

Depends on where u live and what hospital you go to. The hospital around my area only provides formula. I had to bring everything for me and my baby. I brought 3 p.j's, 3 pairs of socks, slippers, 3 pairs of undies, housecoat, overnight kotex, toothbrush, toothpaste, hairbrush, pony tails, shapoo, soap, pen, kleenex, list of numbers to call after you have the baby, chapstick( your mouth will get so dry). For your baby: a few sleepers, a blanket for the baby to come home in, diapers wipes, if you plan on putting the baby on certain formula you may have to provide it. The hospital I stayed at I had to provide Everything, Which is pretty sad becuase our tax dollars pay for it.

Brittany - posted on 05/23/2009

7

8

0

i only stayed in the hospitl for 1 night. they put my babygirl in a nighty the only outfit i put her in was the one i brought her home in. i would recomend taking a pillow or sumthing from ur bed to make it a little more comfortable. i also found that where i was i didnt have to use any of my own diapers, wipes, or receiving blankets.

Nicole - posted on 05/21/2009

235

1

43

bring lots of snacks its so expensive at hospitals. honestly i brought cloths to go home in but i stayed in my pj`s to be comfy. or a pair of joging pants. good luck with labour and your baby : )

Toni - posted on 05/21/2009

32

0

1

someone told me to make sure to bring a few extra pairs of undies, and definatly some pads, for after birth. As well your own pillow if you feel that will make you more comfy. Make sure your partner brings a list of all the people to call when the magic moment comes!, some change for parking/vending machines for snacks; or pack your own snacks, and there own comfy clothes/pillow if they plan to stay overnight with you when it starts to happen! camera and extra batteries! those are some things that people useally forget! id say check lists online, but anything that seems unreasonable probably is, so leave it behind!

Christina - posted on 05/21/2009

56

45

2

when i went to the hospital for my baby. i brought a change of clothes to wear home cuz i mostly stayed in the hospital gown, i bought a blanket and change of clothes for the baby. you may want to bring your brush, toothbrush, toothpaste & your diaper bag you have set for the baby on the way home. if you bottle feeding bring a bottle with you so you can get you bay used to the bottle that you are using. the hospital that i delivered in shpuld have diaper and wipes there for you to use and formula.

Lisa - posted on 05/01/2009

1

21

0

Hey.. When i had my little one i packed every thing from a list off a website and found that coming home was a pain as i had too much stuff. Not easy carrying a baby and all ur stuff out. So my advise would be to pack only things u think u will use, contact the hospital they will be helpful. Good luck. Labour is not that bad

Samantha - posted on 05/01/2009

134

34

20

one last thing, you can go onto sites such as babycenter.com or other baby sites and they usually post a list of hospital necessities and optional things you may want to take, so you might want to check something like that out

Samantha - posted on 05/01/2009

134

34

20

you may want to contact the hospital to see if they have sleepers for baby...the hospital i delivered at supplied sleepers while there so I only needed a going home outfit for her. You also probably won't want too many clothes for you b/c you may not feel like changing out of the robe. if you are planning to breastfeed, make sure you have nursing bras and pads, as well as nipple cream in case you have pain. You should have some socks/slippers for labor, but not any that you like b/c labor can get kinda messy :/ depending on your preference, you might want to take some movies or activity things to occupy you in the time before active labor. having movies definitely got me through my 13 hours of pre-pushing. also, make sure you have toiletry items...shampoo, conditioner, etc. b/c once you are cleared by the nurse/doctor to shower, you will want to. Good luck, i hope your labor and delivery go smoothly!!

Vanessa - posted on 05/01/2009

28

14

1

Yeah I know it's exciting it's a bit better to bring more than it is to bring less then you know for sure you have what you need. Also packing before is also great then you know for sure you haven't forgotten anything at least you hope so.

Samantha - posted on 05/01/2009

6

6

0

thanks.. i feel so lost.. like i kno i have to bring things but i dont want to bring too miuch or too little lol. ahh its so exciting!!!!

Vanessa - posted on 05/01/2009

28

14

1

Hey, So you will be in the hospital for about three days... you will want to bring comfy pj's, slippers (so you can walk around during labour). You should bring changes of clothes for your baby so that they don't have to be totally swaddled up the whole time. Should also bring a blanket for the baby from home. You will also want to bring some of the diapers and wipes that you will be using with your baby. Pretty much just packed a good size bag for you and baby.

If you see this, leave this form field blank.
Powered by RESPECT not THUMPS

Join Circle of Moms

Sign up for Circle of Moms and be a part of this community! Membership is just one click away.

Join Circle of Moms