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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07/06/2015

This is the most helpful I have found

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Rae 07/04/2015

Your baby book ! And stuff to keep you entertained .

Hospital bag

Mich568 07/02/2015

When I was pregnant for our anniversary My husband ordered me a hospital bag from TheMotherDuck.com so cute with all the essentials that made me feel better after birth! Truly coolest purchase ever!

YOU

06/30/2015

ADD: A SODA IN YOUR BAG AND SOME BUBLE GUM. YOU MAY NEED BOTH IN THE EARLY HOURS OF THE NIGTH. (MAYBE YOU ARE BE HUNGRY)

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