I found it to be super helpful to read through other mama’s lists of what they were taking with them to the hospital, so I thought I’d share mine! It’s been exciting to get all packed up, and we are READY for this baby to arrive! Well, as ready as we can be, that is!
-basic toiletries (the stuff I’ll pack last minute because I use them every day…soap, shampoo/conditioner, makeup, brush, etc)
-facial cleansing wipes
-button-up top (great for nursing and access for doctors/nurses)
-2 nursing tanks
-2 nursing bras
-flowy, cozy tee
-flip flops and socks
-pretty scarf (we’ll have a photographer take photos of our kiddos first meeting the baby, so a scarf will help me feel feminine and pretty!)
-labor playlist of music
-my doula will be bringing a heating pad and essential oils for comfort!
-a couple onesies and pants
-hat/headband for boy/girl
–California Baby body wash for the first bath (did you know how TOXIC the soap is they use at hospitals??!)
-Epic meat bars
-mixed nuts and dried fruit
-Chocolate peanut butter
-dark chocolate covered almonds
And for my diaper bag, this is the one I used with my twins, and LOVED it! It’s from Storksak and they don’t carry this exact one anymore, but this one is the most similar. It’s very worn, and I finally decided to purchase a new one for this baby. I can’t wait for it to arrive, and I’ll share about which one I went with!
I want to hear from YOU! What did you find to be most essential to bring to the hospital with you? Am I missing anything major?!