Packing for Hospital: My Bag & Everything Else!

As you know, I’ve been packing for the hospital for a little while now (and by the time you read this, I should be home).

There are lists all over the place of things you will and won’t need for your hospital stay, but here are the things I’ve felt needed to come with…I’ll update you later on how much we actually used things!

boxwood clippings_things you need to pack for the hospital

I find plastic tubs to be amazing when packing, for the hospital I thought they were perfect to keep me organized and have all my things in one place. Plus these were great to have sitting in my bedroom leading up to the delivery date, everytime I’d think of something I needed, I just popped it in the bin!

When you take a birthing class, they’ll tell you exactly what you will and won’t need, I’ll highlight the “musts haves” our nurse told us to have. Most things are personal preference, but I figure life’s easier/nicer with some of my own things around so this is what I’ve packed:


1 Nighti, 2 sets of Yoga Pants + tee’s, clothes to come home in, nursing bra, big underwear, 2 sports bras, robe, make up, minimal toiletries, pads, glasses, hairbrush, hair ties, beach towel (wanted something big), hand towel, slippers, socks, flip flops (for showering), insurance card + ID


8 swaddle blankets, 6 outfits each, booties, hats, binkies, car seats, coming home outfit


Pillows (for me + Brock), camera, phone charger, laptop, movies, snack tin, clothes and toiletries for Brock, massage oil, notebook, empty folder (for important docs), empty bag (for extras you get at hospital), nice paper (for hand and foot prints), plastic bags for dirty clothes.

So there we have it, hopefully I’m all ready…or as ready as I can be! :)

One Response to “Packing for Hospital: My Bag & Everything Else!”

  1. Pamela Says:

    God bless you! What an organizd mama. I basically took one bag for me and baby for all four of my kids. The only time that didn’t work so well was when my daughter came out weight 9 1/2 lbs. and wouldn’t fit in the newborn clothes I brought for her to go home in. I guess it all came out ok. Those first days are such a high it’s difficult to remember. And of course it was 20 years ago. Plus you mamas now have so much technology to take. I love the plastic bins idea. And your hubby will totally appreciate the snacks and his own pilllow! Here’s to an easy delivery and healthy babes!