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What to Pack in my Hospital Bag?

07.15.10 What to Pack in my Hospital Bag?

hospital bag for delivery

I’m a list person.  Yes, sometimes I make lists just so that I can cross things off.  And yes, I find that to be very satisfying.  It's just my personality to never feel fully prepared unless there’s a list involved.  So, with only 4 weeks to go until my due date I figured it might be a good time to start a list of things I’ll need/want to bring with me in my hospital bag for labor and delivery. 

Here's my list so far –

  • clothes to wear while at the hospital
  • clothes for me and the baby to wear home (baby = done; still working on me, though)
  • toiletries (toothbrush, shampoo, conditioner, hair brush…anything else?)
  • socks (I’ve heard that my feet might get cold)
  • lip balm
  • nursing clothes and a nursing pillow (as soon as I get around to actually buying them)
  • a camera
  • ipod or some other form of musical entertainment

Is there anything I’m missing or that you found to be useful or wish you had brought?

Once I get my list together I’ll actually be able to start packing my bag…and buying things that I don’t already have but need.  Starting before I have my list is just way too stressful (sad, I know!)

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