10.29.2014

What's in my Hospital Bag?

Since I have about a week left before baby boy #2 arrives I figured it was about time to get my hospital bag packed!! I honestly can't remember what I packed for Miller but I remember having a lot of stuff I didn't need so I'm trying to keep it simple this time around.

What's in my hospital bag?


For Me:
  • Comfortable Nightgown- since I'm having a c-section I don't want anything near my incision site so a nightgown is key. I was lucky enough to snag this exact Ralph Lauren nightgown from Marshall's for $25!
  • Robe- since I'm going to have to walk the halls 400 times before I can leave post surgery I want to have a robe to layer over my nightgown/hospital gown. I have this lightweight one from Target and love it.
  • Nursing sleep bras- much more comfortable than regular nursing bras and I like to have the extra support
  • Slippers for walking around and flip flops for the shower
  • Boppy pillow/nursing pillow- for c-section mamas I found it necessary just to help prop the baby up in my lap when I was still in pain and sore
  • Nursing Pads- I swear by the Lansinoh brand
  • Lanolin nipple cream- I used this from the get go last time and again I liked the Lansinoh brand 
  • My own pillow in a colored pillowcase- don't use white or it might get mixed up with the hospital pillows
  • Hair dryer, hair brush, hair ties, bobby pins/clips
  • Toiletries and make up 
  • Lotion and chap stick- I remember the hospital air being very dry
  • Insurance card and ID
  • Ipad, Iphone, Camera and all chargers 
  • Going home outfit

For Baby:
  • Swaddle blankets- but will probably just end up using the hospital blankets while we're there but these will come in handy if it's chilly the day we take him home
  • Going home outfit
  • An extra outfit or two
  • Pacifiers- my hospital will NOT give them to you so I have to bring my own
  • Car Seat

For Dad:
  • 3-4 comfy outfits and pajamas
  • Slippers
  • Snacks
  • Pillows
  • Toiletries

Is there anything I'm forgetting?!

I'm not bringing diapers, wipes etc because the hospital will have a ton. I'm also not bringing my own underwear because the mesh undies are AMAZING and all I could handle wearing post c-section last time.

15 comments :

  1. This is pretty much exactly what I'm packing lol! Good call on the flip flops for the shower! I am adding that to the list!

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  2. I have been wondering about the nightgown vs. PJ pants thing, I think I'll look for something similar to your gown to pack! Thanks for posting this! I can't believe you're already a week away from seeing your little guy, so excited for you!

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  3. Great round up. I'll definitely save this for one day! :)

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  4. Looks like you have everything covered!! Saving this for when that time comes for me!!

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  5. You have a great packing list! Ahhh the mesh undies! Steal me some please ;)

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  6. Perfect list. These are probably the exact same things that I would bring. I feel for you having a repeat C section. I actually had a VBAC with my second, but you are so right about just wearing a night gown and the mesh undies (I stole extra, because they were so great- haha). Good luck with everything!!

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  7. Keeping this in my back pocket for spring! ;)
    xx

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  8. I need to have a baby soon just so I can understand what these mesh undies are that everyone talks about ;) They sound pretty amazing?!? Thinking of you this last week!

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  9. pinning this for the future!! :) xo jillian - cornflake dreams

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  10. I bought new, fluffy, super comfy slippers for the hospital. I was so excited to put them on after being in labor the entire day. After the nurse argued with me for 5 minutes about taking a bath and I gave in because I was too tired to push the issue, I got out of bed, put my slippers on and gush. About a gallon of blood rushed out of me and hit the floor and my slippers. It looked like a homicide scene. I hope you have much better luck than I did with your slippers!!!

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  11. I loved the mesh undies. THey even gave me a few to take home. I had a c-section so I can totally relate to all your items that's a must.

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  12. Um... a corkscrew and wine! Hellooooo! Don't forget, mama will deserve a sip post-labor, no? ;)

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  13. Looks like you've got it all!! So excited
    For you and can't wait to see a pic of the little guy!

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  14. That robe is so key! The one is the hospitals are terrible and you can never find the little ties to line up correctly!

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  15. Never thought I'd ever hear someone say they actually like the mesh underwear in hospitals! I always feel so bad putting them on people but little did I know they're comfortable!

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