What to Pack in Your Hospital Bag: Go Bag Checklist

What to Pack in Your Hospital Bag: Go Bag Checklist

Your due date is coming up soon, which means it's time to get packing for the trip to the hospital. Use this hospital bag checklist to make sure you have everything you need for the big day.

Ready for your baby’s big arrival? Start packing about two weeks before your due date to make sure you have enough time. Here are some suggestions on what to bring with you.

For you:

  • 2 front-opening nightgowns for breastfeeding
  • A few pairs of comfortable underwear
  • Heavy duty sanitary pads
  • A shawl or bathrobe
  • Slippers or flip-flops
  • A pair of warm socks
  • Breast pads, lanolin cream (for tender nipples), and nursing bras
  • A feeding cover (if you are expecting visitors)
  • Your phone and charger
  • Toiletries and cosmetics
  • Lip balm
  • Comfortable outfit to wear home
  • Body lotion or massage oil
  • Hospital file/notes
  • Birth plan (if you have one)

For your baby:

  • 3 full-body bodysuits that fasten up the front
  • Socks, mittens, and hat
  • Going-home outfit, including a hat and blanket
  • About 20 to 30 diapers made especially for newborns, like Pampers Swaddlers
  • Baby wipes
  • Car seat already installed in car

For your partner:

  • Snacks
  • Phone and charger
  • A change of clothing and toiletries
  • Camera and charger
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Ciara 2/6/2016

I always thought you needed it packed by 36 weeks

Checklist

2/4/2016

Good info. But hospital supplies you with diapers,blanket,hat,and formula if your using it.

2nd time mom

2/2/2016

The hospital will have diapers, wipes, and pads for you for sure. Definitely don't bother bringing all those. And ours gave us lanolin, soap, and shampoo too, but I can see wanting your own. Nursing pillow would be good too, if you're using one.

Good points

1/25/2016

Simple and easy list to get you started for packing

great

nicole 1/6/2016

this was vry helpful for me now iknow what to pack

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