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Hospital Bag Checklist & Printable

I have read all the lists, watched all the vlogs and received all the advice on what to pack for the hospital. After taking in that information, going through the book from our birthing class and honestly taking a look at myself and my normal needs, I created these hospital bag checklists. While I am sure I am overpacking, we live 30 minutes from the hospital, and even though that distance isn’t crazy, I don’t want anyone to have to go back to our house when I can just be over-prepared from the start.

hospital bag checklist

I created a list for each of us (myself, Dave and Olivia) and added or removed as needed. I plan to update this after we are home from the hospital to share what I actually ended up needing.

My Hospital Bag

CLOTHES
1 nursing nightgown
2 nursing tanks 
2 Nursing Bras
stretchy maternity leggings
dress to wear home
loose t-shirt
5 pair of large “granny” undies
cardigan
blanket
slippers
delivery gown (I could easily just wear the one from the hospital but I decided to buy my own with the plan of throwing it away afterwards. I want to be comfortable and the hospital ones aren’t always very soft) 
flip flops
after delivery robe 
1 pair of PJs with pants
pillow cases
non-slip socks
extra socks
sleep mask
SNACKS
Ginger gummies to help with nausea
Tea
Prunes
Granola bars
PERSONAL
breast pump
razor
lanolin Nipple Cream
soothing gel nipple pads
prenatal vitamins
hair ties
makeup (waterproof mascara, waterproof eyeliner)
chapstick
facial wipes
towel
dirty clothes bag
deodorant
toothbrush
toothpaste
mints
mouthwash
dry shampoo
shampoo
conditioner
body Wash
belly Lotion
makeup wipes
hair Brush
hand lotion
sanitizer
tucks witch hazel pads
momfrida spray bottle
lavender spray
jewelry bag (I don’t plan on wearing jewelry, but if I happen to have earrings and a necklace on when I go to the hospital I wanted somewhere to put them)
peppermint oil (stops vomiting)
OTHER
license
insurance Card
social security card
camera
SD Cards
laptop (to watch movies)
laptop charger
phone
phone charger with long cord
hospital admissions form
pediatrician information
copy of SS card
copy of drivers license
copy of insurance card
music
baby book
nurse gifts
list of people to call
cash
boppy pillow
large tervis
small speaker
LED Candle
book
headphones
Daves Hospital Bag- He doesn’t need as much as I do and he’s comfortable in pretty much anything (literally- he sleeps in jeans all the time) but I still wanted to have a list prepared.
cash for vending machines
blanket
pillow (our hospital told us during the tour that they do not have these for dad during labor & delivery, but they do give him a small pillow when we are moved to postpartum) 
towel
push present 😉
sweatshirt 
PJs
socks
easy on shoes
deodorant
shirts (maybe 1 button up, but mostly comfortable t shirts)
notecard with last minute items list (phone chargers, camera charger, pillows, etc)
Olivia’s Bag
fully stocked diaper bag
going home outfit
3 baby gowns 
2 Hats
2 pair of Mittons
2 0-3 mo zip up onesie
2 newborn zip up onesie
sleepsack
swaddle and headband set
personalized blanket
muslin swaddle
pacifiers (2 kinds) disinfected
 There you have it! The longest hospital bag checklist ever 😉 Who knows what I will really need…stay tuned after delivery to find out! What were your must have items?

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