Okay, so I’ve been researching this for a while now, and since I’m 37 (almost 38!) weeks a.k.a full term a.k.a. I could go into labor at any moment- I decided it’s time to pack that hospital bag of mine. And so, I have and it’s time to share what’s in my hospital bag.
I asked all my mama friends in this post and on Instagram for their must-haves, and with all of that awesome advice, I have put together my own hospital bag must-haves! This is what I have packed. I’ll be sure to do a follow-up post with what I actually used/ needed!
First off, the toiletries. I will also have my makeup bag, of course, I just don’t have that packed yet since it’s my every day items, but I’ve been storing them in makeup bag so it’ll be easy to grab and go when needed!
Razor, glasses, contacts case (and extra pair), contact solution, hand sanitizer, shampoo and conditioner, dry shampoo (let’s be real, this is what I will be using- not the actual stuff), hairbrush, hair ties and clips, deodorant (for him and her), chapstick, body wash, cc cream, belly butter/ body lotion, moisturizer, floss, toothbrushes, toothpaste, nail file, tweezers, manicure scissors, loofah.
Now for the clothes. I’ve read a lot of advice that it’s nice to have your own clothes to change into, to feel more normal and less like you’re in a hospital, and plus you want to look cute in photos, right?! So. I’ve packed my going home outfit, which is just a really loose and comfy outfit, sports bra, nursing bra, nightie and robe, warm socks, slippers, and a going home outfit and beanie for baby. Not pictured: flip flops and Zack’s clothes. :)
We’re also planning on bringing some sweets for the nurses (my aunt is a nurse and recommended cookies or candy, so that’s what we’ll do!), snacks for us, and our phones/ipad/kindle/cameras/chargers.
This made it all so much more real! Like, this could literally happen any time now. EEK! You think I maybe jinxed it now that I’m packed? ;)
If you’re a mama, what do you think of what I packed?