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What are your hospital bag must haves?

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lisa posted this 21 December 2018

Okay Mommas, what are your hospital bag must haves? What sized clothes should I pack for myself? do I need anything for the baby other than a going home outfit? etc!

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Traci posted this 23 March 2019

These are all great answers. I definitely suggest bringing your favorite pillow from home. 

Anita posted this 22 March 2019

I liked having a pretty and comfy robe to wear. So your pictures look slightly better than if you were in the hospital gown. Also, chapstick! And lotion. Even cough drops. Hospitals can be so dry.

Destiny posted this 21 March 2019

if you are passionate about breast feeding, I would say hospital bag essentials for mom would be nursing bras an pads, and Lanolin just incase your nipples before sore. Make sure to also pack your granny panties and pads!!

loren posted this 21 March 2019

I would focus on clothes for the hospital bag for mom and newborn because the hospital really provides everything!

Reba posted this 21 March 2019

My hospital bag essentials were nursing gowns, grip socks, and granny panties 😂. I also had other essentials such as my own body wash and lotion because my skin gets dry with the hospital stuff. For the baby, I just packed a couple of outfits to take pictures in and a blanket. The hospital will give you everything else for the baby. 

Samantha posted this 20 March 2019

A post partum girdle is a friggin game changer. Especially if you're having a C-section. It gives you that extra added core support.

Yasmin posted this 20 March 2019

hospital bag for giving birth 'must haves' have to be nursing bra and nursing pads! breast feeding or not, you will need it!

Laila posted this 19 March 2019

slippers! I did a lot of walking after my C-section!

lauren posted this 19 March 2019

I had an unexpected c section and I packed leggings and the band was too tight on my stomach, it didn't cause pain it just felt really weird because that area was so sensitive. so I made my family go buy me some maxi dresses. I would suggest packing a variety of things for your hospital bag essentials. you just never know what's going to happen!

Jacqueline posted this 18 March 2019

I'm going to say snacks, snacks, and more snacks! LOL! But yes, other hospital bag essentials are definitely socks and a robe because it is freezing in the hospital. Ditto to bringing your own undies. The ones they give you aren't comfortable and they don't hold the pads well. Don't forget your phone charger!!

Jessica posted this 18 March 2019

I saw someone say their lips were soo chapped! yes, chapstick, Vaseline would defiantly be apart of my hospital bag essentials next time! big clothing, maxi pads, and high waisted panties!

Stephanie posted this 17 March 2019

Your own pillow! And slippers or extra socks. My feet were always freezing

Alaysia posted this 14 March 2019

hospital bag for new mom is essential! I was all packed and planned for what the baby needed! I chose 0-3 months sizes and stayed away from newborn sizes because I figured she was going to be a big one and she was lol. but for mommy, pack plenty of maxi pads and loose fit clothing!

Shaunice posted this 13 March 2019

My stay at the hospital was very unexpected because i had to have a c-section i wasn't hoping for. so now, i would say my hospital bag essentials would have consisted of, blankets, a big thick rob, slippers - i was so cold! i couldn't wear any tight clothing and i love sweatpants but the elastic waist bothered me so much so i suggest bring long loose maxi dresses! 

Sam posted this 11 March 2019

socks, robe and jammies that can double as a kinda outfit. snacks, books, toiletries, and maybe one outfit for baby. I just kept my son's in the hospital stuff until we left. 

Kyli posted this 11 March 2019

Chapstick and your own pjs and personal care items. Also I. would definitely bring my own sanitary napkins that I like!

Krista posted this 11 March 2019

Hospital bag essentials for mom: granny panties (the provided ones at the hospital were a solid no from me), comfortable clothes to go home in (nothing tight on the waist!!!), socks (I preferred my own), a robe, lotion (the sterile air dried my skin out), I liked having gum too to keep my mouth moist.


Hospital bag essentials for mom/dad: phone charger!!


Gina posted this 08 March 2019

The best thing I packed was my own underwear. It was a cotton/mesh kind that was super comfortable. The mesh hospital undies weren’t secure enough for me with the giant pads and made me feel like I had a sagging diaper. 

Selena posted this 08 March 2019

Flipflops, granny panties, a playlist of uplifting music, outfits for baby...

Destiny posted this 08 March 2019

For me my must haves were my own pillow and blanket. It made me feel more at home especially bc I was in the hospital for a week. If they offer you free stuff take it! Especially the mesh underwear and pads

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