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Cassie.S September 23rd, 2012 05:43 AM

The Complete Hospital Bag List
 
I know we had started to discuss hospital bags a few months back, but now that a lot of us are hitting the 3rd trimester and will need to start thinking about packing soon, or at least making sure we have everything we'll need, I was thinking we could make one big list of ideas of what to pack. I'll keep this first post updated with everyone's answers and then sticky this post.


What to pack for you:
birth plan
sugar free gum/hard candy for during labor
your own water container
juice drinks
change of clothes
going home outfit
PJs
socks/slippers
robe
extra underwear
your own pads (I use Always...I hate the ones my hospital has)
nursing bras
breast pads
Lanolin lotion
Chapstick
bobby pillow
your own pillow
blanket
any prescriptions that are needed
Motrin (so I don't have to bug the nurses)
flip flops for shower
shampoo & conditioner
lotion
body spray
toothbrush & toothpaste
deodorant
make up
hair dryer & straightener (to look pretty for pictures!)
hair ties/headband
comb/brush
contact list for calls
Insurance/Health coverage cards
camera & charger/extra batteries
phone & charger
laptop/iPad & charger
iPod with labor playlist (not everyone will be able to labor to music, it helped me to stay focused though when people were talking all around me)
magazines/books/nook
a game to play in between contractions
pen & paper to keep track of things for the birth story


What to pack for DH/SO/labor support:
roll of quarters for vending machines
snacks & drinks
change of clothes
PJs
toothbrush/toothpaste
pillow
phone & charger
the rooms here have DVD players so we may take him a movie to pass time
magazines/book


What to pack for baby:
cozy blankets
a few sleepers and onesies
1 premie and 1 NB outfit or 1 NB and 1 0-3 month outfit
outfit for hospital picture
a warm hat for leaving
scratch mittens
bring a diaper bag to put extra diapers and wipes the hospital gives
bottles and diapers just in case we don't get to go straight home
Baby book (especially if your has a place for footprints)

KarenHaley September 23rd, 2012 06:21 AM

Re: The Complete Hospital Bag List
 
What to pack for you:
PJs
socks and slippers
shampoo and conditioner
lotion and body spray
make up
hair ties and brush
camera

What to pack for baby:
cozy blankets
a few sleepers and onsies
a warm hat for leaving

I don't plan to take much.

Blcooper32 September 23rd, 2012 06:36 AM

Re: The Complete Hospital Bag List
 
I personally don't take much as I don't plan on more then a fee days there
For me all I need is a change of clothes, my phone, laptop, camera and cord, and all chargers. My hair is always up so I have that hair tie and I put one in the babies bag incase it breaks.
For baby I will be taking one premie and one newborn outfit(if your not having twins or know they will be bigger do nb and 0-3 months instead) blankets for the ride home, I bring bottles and diapers just in case we don't get to go straight home.
For dh we have a roll of quarters for vending snaks and some snack crackers to munch on, since he can leave we don't bother with more then an extra shirt for him, the rooms here have DVD players so we may take him a movie to pass time.

bug, boo, n boogers mom September 23rd, 2012 06:45 AM

Re: The Complete Hospital Bag List
 
I don't pack a whole lot just because it is more crap to haul home!

What to pack for you:

Extra clothes to go home in
bobby pillow
nursing bra's
breast pads
Camera
phone
all the chargers
laptop or ipad (haven't decided which yet)
shampoo, conditioner, brush. Tooth brush and toothpaste


What to pack for DH/SO/labor support:

He will probably just bring some extra clothes, might not.

What to pack for baby:

one premie outfit and one newborn
blanket
maybe a hat
bring a diaper bag to put extra diapers and wipes the hospital gives

BlueJayBaby September 23rd, 2012 07:06 AM

Re: The Complete Hospital Bag List
 
Thanks for this! I was beginning to think about this and didn't even know where to start. Lol

anna.rose September 23rd, 2012 08:14 AM

Re: The Complete Hospital Bag List
 
For me (that's not already on the list):
Tooth brush and tooth paste
Laptop and charger
iPod with labor playlist (not everyone will be able to labor to music, it helped me to stay focused though when people were talking all around me)
Pillow
Robe
Blanket
Lanolin lotion

For DH:
His fancy camera
Tooth brush and tooth paste (my DH doesn't leave often)
Entertainment (iPod, laptop, book, movies, etc.)
Phone and charger

For baby:
Baby book (especially if your has a place for footprints)

gardenbelle September 23rd, 2012 09:36 AM

Re: The Complete Hospital Bag List
 
-Chapstick! My lips get so parched during labor.

-Definitely the camera bag and extra batteries or charger

-Snacks like trail mix or granola bars so DH doesn't have to make runs to the vending machine

Tammyms September 23rd, 2012 09:45 AM

Re: The Complete Hospital Bag List
 
I have an app on my iphone which has a premade checklist to mark off what you want and you can add your own things :) So to this list I would add

Contact List
Deodarant
Insurance/Health coverage cards
Chapstick
Nursing Bras/Pads
Own pillow
Any prescriptions that are needed
Extra underwear

Cassie.S September 23rd, 2012 11:39 AM

Re: The Complete Hospital Bag List
 
A couple I found during my search that haven't been mentioned yet:

For me:
birth plan
sugar free gum/hard candy for during labor
hair dryer & straightener (to look pretty for pictures!)
pen & paper to keep track of things for the birth story

For DH:
pillow
PJs
magazines/book

For baby:
outfit for hospital picture
scratch mittens

*treefrog* September 23rd, 2012 01:20 PM

Re: The Complete Hospital Bag List
 
Only thing I would add for me is:
Flip flops for the shower and my own toiletries
Nook book
My own pads (I use always...I hate the ones my hospital has)
Motrin (so I don't have to bug the nurses)

taatie10 September 23rd, 2012 07:20 PM

Re: The Complete Hospital Bag List
 
Just a few for me.
I hate to say probably beer to go in the mini fridge for DH. Of course he wont be getting into that until after I deliver :p
Then probably just little bottles of juice for me to go in fridge. Maybe a Starbucks frappchino :)
Then I will want my own water jug. The ones the hospital give are too small for me. I want my 52oz one :)

Cassie.S September 24th, 2012 08:02 AM

Re: The Complete Hospital Bag List
 
FYI - I added this thread to our important links sticky.

rlh27 September 24th, 2012 08:06 AM

Re: The Complete Hospital Bag List
 
Hmm... the only thing I can think of to be added to the list is a game to play in between contractions. We'll be bringing Uno :)

BrooklynBump September 24th, 2012 01:11 PM

Re: The Complete Hospital Bag List
 
Why do you think you need flip flops for the shower? Shouldn't the hospital be pretty sanitary? (Ive never stayed in a hospital before so Im really curious about this one)

taatie10 September 24th, 2012 06:27 PM

Re: The Complete Hospital Bag List
 
Its not that I dont think it would be clean.
My only thought is I have no idea what has been in that shower being its going to be in a room where women deliver babies. Just my idiosyncrasies :)

IamVillanueva November 18th, 2012 03:39 PM

Re: The Complete Hospital Bag List
 
Since we are able to use the shower during labor, I'm adding a shower cap to my list.

taatie10 November 18th, 2012 06:15 PM

Re: The Complete Hospital Bag List
 
I'm still working on it since I'm convinced I'm forgetting things.

Katie-
Blue or teal robe
Slippers
Pillow
Lounging shorts/ t-shirt
Pink Zebra pajamas
Maternity jeans/ shirt
Sweatshirt
Sleep Nursing Bra
Socks
Underwear

Samantha-
Carrier/ Dolly Grace
Diaper Bag
Blanket
Pants
Hat/ Mittens/ Socks
Binkis/ Bottle
Cardinals & other headband
NB sheep outfit
0-3 mos Pooh outfit
Yellow Auntie onezie (at my sisters request for pictures)

Tim- (He wont be spending any nights once I've delivered since home is only 10 min away)
Socks
Jeans/ t-shirt
Lounging pants-?
Sweatshirt

Toiletries-
Katie-
Pads
Rx's/ Inhalers
Shampoo/ Conditioner
Body Wash/ Face Wash
Lotion/ Cortizone
Toothbrush/ Toothpaste
Glasses/ Cleaner/ Case
Hairbrush/ Ponytail holders

Other Stuff-
Ipod/ cord/headphones
2 Books/ Kindle
Cell phone chargers
Laptop/charger
DVDís-?
Camera/ Memory cards
Battery/ charger
Baby Book

Water jug
Juice/Monster/ Starbucks energy
Protein bars
Snacks- Ritz Bitz/ Cheerios/ Teddy Grahams


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