What's in My Hospital Bag
Updated: Aug 3
Mayyy have a slight obsession with researching what goes in a hospital bag! You would think I should have a good idea, since this is my second time. But there were things we forgot (Jeremy forgot underwear!!) or didn't have because Royce came a month early. Our sweet parents were able to easily bring us whatever we needed but due to covid, no visitors are allowed. I want to be extra prepared: why I'm packing 2 months early.
I've broken down my hospital bag into quite a few bags. Y'all are going to think I've packed for a week...
What I learned from my first birth:
During labor, nurses wont let you eat anything solid while you're in the hospital (due to an emergency C-section). Liquids are your friends here and luckily I find few things more soothing than sipping on broth, kinda joking and kinda serious.
I had forgotten extra pony tail holders my first round. I always have a pony tail holder on my wrist, but it happened to be the one they stuck the IV in so I couldn't get it off. My mom showed up with one, saving me, but can't make that mistake this time.
Highly recommend an eye sleep mask. I labored all night and the room was way to bright for me to actually rest, even though I somehow did sleep the last hour of labor during transition.
Oh and there's wrestling belts on my list - no one else needs those. My husband grew up watching and loving WWE so it means something to him to have a men's and women's championship belt to raise to announce the gender of our baby.
Labor and Delivery Bag:
Phone Chargers (extra long)
Camera & charger
Bai and Monster
Chicken Broth - microwavable cup
Laptop and Charger
Eye Sleep Mask
Pony Tail Holders
My Overnight Bag:
Toothbrush & Paste
Shampoo & Conditioner
Blow Dryer & Hair Brush
Button Up Pj's
Nursing Night Gowns
Going Home Dress
Pillow and Furry Blanket
Post Partum Care:
- will also be using all the hospital has to offer.
Royce's bag -
only in case I go into labor during the day & Jeremy has to be with him for a few hours until our parents arrive (from 2 hours away). We have a baby sitter lined up if he's asleep at night so he can stay in bed and wake to our parents in the morning. Chewy Bars / Snacks
Change of clothes
Change of Clothes
Phone & Charger
Monster & Snacks
Pretty Outfit - Blue, Green, and Pink
Outside of the everyday items, most of what I've picked and packed are "Marked as Purchased" on my registry here: