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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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Heather posted this 21 December 2018

Prepare for your body to not go back down right away, your uterus still needs to shrink. I would pack maternity pants, tops, robe and slippers those are clothing must haves! As far as underwear goes, they will provide that since no matter how you deliver there will be bleeding. 

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Heather posted this 21 December 2018

For the baby I would pack a few cute outfits and if itโ€™s a girl some cute bows/hats. Often times the hospital will do photo shoots right in your delivery room and they are super cute photos so itโ€™s good to be prepared. They will mainly use blanket swaddles on the baby while In the hospital and have these half, long sleeve shirt wrap things for them as well. 

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leeanne posted this 21 December 2018

Definitely pack your own shower stuff, such as shampoo, body wash etc, because the hospital's is crap lol.. also pack dry shampoo, and maternity clothes.. I made the mistake my first pregnancy of packing pre pregnancy clothes ๐Ÿ˜… . Also, like Heather said, you're going to bleed A LOT, so when thinking about bottoms, I would wear comfy sweats or leggings dark in color! Lastly, make sure you don't forget your chargers and snacks! My hospital provided meals, but I had to order them an hour prior so I was always so stinking hungry!

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mari posted this 21 December 2018

I actually took very little stuff with me.  It was less to keep track of.  You aren't there very long and you're occupied for most of it.

Our local hospital is great, they even gave me a manual medela breast pump ( I got to return the same one I bought) I really liked the body wash and maxi pads they had. 

For the baby they had halo sleep sacks, pampers diapers, even a little gift package.  

All I needed was comfy pants and socks.  I didn't care for their socks. 

I second bringing dark color clothes and a cute outfit for baby. Plus a car seat. We couldn't leave without proof we had one! 

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Beth posted this 23 December 2018

I took loose fitting clothes, shampoo, conditioner, body wash and makeup.  I wanted to be comfortable and clean.  For the baby I took a couple outfits, blankets and a car seat. You will have your hands full when you leave the hospital, so less is more!

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laura posted this 23 December 2018

Lotion, comfortable clothes, and hygiene items. And of course clothes and necessities to bring the baby home.

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jessica posted this 24 December 2018

Like they said, definitely comfy clothing! I also would bring my own pillow and blanket.

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jamie posted this 24 December 2018

I've definitely heard most hospitals provide everything you need for baby so any extras you want for yourself I would include. Probably your own snacks as hospital food typically isn't great.

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Elizabeth posted this 27 December 2018

Always have your favorite pillow or pillowcase! It will help you relax. 

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Taylor posted this 02 January 2019

I took my own nightgown, I got one from Victoria Secret that was super comfortable like t shirt material and had long sleeves which was nice. Easy to lift up to breastfeed also, I also took toiletries for myself and hubby. Took a blanket from home also that was nice to sleep with and have during labor. 

Taylor posted this 02 January 2019

Underwear. Lots of underwear. Buy some big ones from Wal-Mart for cheap and take those so they are basically disposable. Phone chargers. Clothes for hubby too. Makeup. You say you don't care probably about how you look but as a female, lets face it, we all do. Robe as they are even nice to just cuddle with. I would also take slippers. Yoga pants in case you walk around. Nursing bra or sports bra. Nipple cream. Lotion! You are so dry after you give birth. 

Ally posted this 02 January 2019

Chapstick! My lips seemed sooooo chapped. And a cell phone charger & socks! 

Madi posted this 03 January 2019

Comfy Clothes! Nursing Bra for sure if you plan on nursing, sweat pants, slippers. Snacks and comfortable clothes for your significant other. My husband brought layers because I kept going from hot and cold so they had to keep adjusting the temperature in the room ๐Ÿ˜‚ 

Cathy posted this 03 January 2019

Definitely underwear.  I always hated the hospital gowns.  It let way too much air in.  LOL!

Laci posted this 03 January 2019

Definitely comfortable clothing.  I used to be able to wear tight clothing before I got pregnant but !now I can't stand anything tight on my stomach.  Also, a couple outfits for the new bundle of joy.  Oh and socks.

Tracy posted this 03 January 2019

I haven't packed mine yet.  I am thinking I am going to put some comfy pjs, makeup, shampoo and conditioner, body wash and clothing for the baby.  When should I start packing my bag?

Tatiana posted this 06 January 2019

Toiletries, blanket from home, chargers, makeup, stretchy underwear, slippers, and nightgown

Lindsey posted this 10 January 2019

Comfy clothes, toiletries, pillow from home, slippers, cozy socks, and a towel!

Lindsey posted this 10 January 2019

This is great advice! You won't really need underwear, you are DEFINITELY going to want to use their disposables. 

Prepare for your body to not go back down right away, your uterus still needs to shrink. I would pack maternity pants, tops, robe and slippers those are clothing must haves! As far as underwear goes, they will provide that since no matter how you deliver there will be bleeding. 

Haley posted this 10 January 2019

For the baby, definitely pack some cute outfits in both newborn and 0-3 month sizes! 

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