In the excitement that comes with delivery, sometimes it can be easy to overlook the important things you will need when the big day arrives. Check out my recommendations below for what you should pack for your hospital stay on delivery day.

What to Pack for Delivery Day //

Hospital Bag Checklist:

For Mom (& Dad):

  • Insurance Information & Health Forms
  • Contact List
  • Change of Clothes (2)
  • Full Bottom Underwear/Granny Panties – hospital will provide mesh ones, but it is nice to have normal underwear
  • Flat Shoes or Sandals
  • Slippers
  • Pajamas
  • 2 Nursing Bras
  • Lip Balm
  • Toiletries
  • Headband & Ponytail Holder
  • Change for Vending Machine
  • Water/Juice – I recommend Coconut Water
  • Cell Phone & Charger
  • Camera & Charger
  • Lanolin Cream – hospital should provide
  • Sheet or Blanket for Husband

For Baby:

  • Swaddle or Blanket
  • Going Home Outfit
  • Car Seat & Base

Optional But Nice To Have:

  • Robe
  • Breast Pump- Hospital will have one to practice with but, it is nice to use your own if it is different from the hospitals
  • iPad & Charger
  • Snacks – the hospital will have some, but it is nice to bring what you like
  • Books & Magazines
  • Blow Dryer
  • Bath Towel – hospital should provide one
  • Extra Bag or Diaper Bag for all the items you will collect from the hospital (diapers, formula, creams, forms, etc)
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