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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good list

07/27/2015

we also put breast pump in our bag

Great List

07/25/2015

Great list! Already have my bag packed!

mommy&baby bag

07/22/2015

If you think you want need it pack it anyways

Over packed

07/18/2015

The hospital I used had diapers and wipes and formula for the babies there and I generally kept my baby in the sleep sacks that they give you. When packing soap use travel sizes to save space and to lighted your bag, phone and charger camera and notepad are all a must I took my favorite blanket hair tie and slipper socks and a change of clothes and plenty of underwear

Don't Need Much

07/16/2015

You will need less than you think you do. Everything you pack you have to cart home, plus everything else the hospital and friends give you. Pack light. Chances are the hospital already has it or you really don't need it.

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