Nine days away from my due date today! This past weekend I packed my hospital bag and thought I’d share some of the essentials a mommy-to-be is going to need not only to survive – but also be a little pampered – while staying at the hospital for one of the most exciting times in life.
Here’s my list of essentials needed for the big event:
yoga pants + comfy shirt for going home
socks, undies, nursing bras
hair ties, bobby pins
toiletries: toothpaste + toothbrush, mouthwash, facial care items, body wash, make-up bag
journal + pen, Kindle
first picture outfit
socks and cap
going home outfit
burp cloths (2)
wallet (cash for parking)
ID and insurance cards
hospital registration paperwork
camera + video camera
The good news – I list only the essentials simply because the hospital will provide many of the things your baby will need during your stay. Supplies such as diapers, pacifiers, onesies, etc. will be available for use to care for your baby. As a second-time mommy, I definitely learned from my first not to overpack! I’d love to hear from other moms and what you packed for your little one’s special arrival!