My kiddos are five years apart, so it had been awhile since we’ve had a little munchkin in our house. I got a little overwhelmed thinking about packing a hospital bag so I started a list and thought out every step. I even asked my friends who have recently had babies to chip in advice. These are the things I brought to the hospital for my 2nd baby and we used everything. We ended up staying an extra day since I had a C-section and our little one was in the NICU for a few days. I hope this list helps you or someone you know about to have a baby.
Panties – aka granny panties! – Click here!
Pads – (for heavy flow) the hospital will have some but it’s always good to have some ready.
Razor/makeup wipes/ face soap
Nursing pads / Nipple cream
Hair brush / hair tie
Tooth brush / tooth paste
Contact solution / contact case (if you wear them) + glasses
Boppy pillow (for nursing) – click here!
Insurance card / ID
Shampoo / Conditioner / Hairdryer
Comfy clothes (pack for 4 days in hospital just in case)
Belly band / ab binder – click here!
Car seat / base / stroller – click here!
Newborn and 0-3 month outfits (I packed 8 and we used them all since we were in the NICU). Zip ups are great!
Newborn diapers (hospital typically has this)
Extra pillow and blanket
Best of luck with your little one! I hope this has been helpful!