Hospital bag checklist

Here is our hospital bag checklist in case you are expecting!

Hospital bag checklist:

  • Slippers
  • Sandals
  • Snacks for you and husband
  • Thank you gifts for nurses + doctor (we did candles with a thank you note on the box)
  • Clothes and essentials for husband
  • Clothes for baby to come home in
  • Swaddle blanket
  • Soft baby blanket
  • Phone chargers
  • ID and Insurance card
  • Dress and shoes for coming home

The hospital provided everything needed for the baby and for me postpartum. Once home, I used TucksFrida healing foam (store Tucks and foam in the fridge for extra cooling), Always pads and these postpartum underwear.

A few final hospital checklist items: Folder for documents, ID, insurance card, outfit for baby, clothes for husband, thank you gifts for nurses, the car seat and a cute outfit to come home in – remember you will still have a big belly so something loose and comfortable! I did a caftan and sandals for Summer baby and a loose sweater dress for my Spring baby. It was nice to get dressed up to come home!

hospital bag packing list

Not necessities, but a few pieces from home are really nice and comforting. I love sleeping with the soft barefoot dreams blankets! I also packed slippers to walk around in, my favorite robe, pillows and our own towels.

what to pack in hospital bag for delivery
eberjey pajamas

Eberjey pajamas are my absolute favorite – I packed three sets including the dress version and the robe.

packing list

I packed our favorite snack bars, pretzels and crackers for both Luke and I, gum, my everyday makeup and toiletries, an instant camera (just for fun) and extra phone chargers. I have my favorite beauty and self care items plus shower caps, hand sanitizer, face wipes and hair brush included in my toiletry bag.

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Our baby gender reveal party

Third Trimester update

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