Hospital Bag Series {mama}

Well it's time to start packing up the hospital bag. You may be looking at the picture and thinking, that's it?!

I know as a first time mama with Raegan, I packed WAY too much! So I knew for this time around I was really going to think it through as I packed so that I took what I needed. And hey, if I forget something, we live 10 minutes away and Kyle can hop over and get what I forget.

I hope if you are a first time mama that this list helps you get your bags packed.
The list:
nursing tanks (Motherhood Maternity)
nursing pads (Medela)
socks (Brookstone)
house shoes (Target)
nursing bra (Bravado)
PJ shorts (Target)
going home outfit (Pinkblush Maternity-similar)
pajamas (Pinkblush Maternity)
robe (Pinkblush Maternity-similar)
pillow/blanket (not pictured)

Yep. That's it. That's all I'm taking. The hospital will have mesh panties (amazing!) and pads for me and they will send tons home with you too. At least my hospital did. I do not plan on laboring in the hospital gown. It wasn't comfortable for me. So I will labor in my Bravado nursing bra (this way I can clip down the bra as soon as he's put on my chest for him to nurse, easy access) and black pajama shorts. 

I'm packing nursing tops from Motherhood Maternity and my pajamas and delivery robe from Pinkblush maternity. I also am taking my beautiful and comfortable maxi from Pinkblush that is nursing friendly and flowy to wear home from the hospital. That way nothing is clinging to my body.

As far as toiletries go, here's what going in my bag.

chapstick (a MUST!)
nail file (I promise, you'll thank me)
make up
bobby pins
hair rubberbands
hair dryer
straightener/curling iron (my sister straightened my hair one day, I just needed to feel put together)

And for the technology list.

extension cord

The fan was great to have for during labor. Since most charger cords don't reach very far having extension cords were a huge help so that they could reach to my bed. Of course a camera, duh. As far as the computer goes, I loved having it for Raegan's birth. Once I got the epidural, we watched a few movies. It was a great way to relax and pass the time.

Of course I'll have more for Hudson, but that's another post.

So be on the look out for a "Baby Hospital Bag"

Any items I forgot that were your must haves?


  1. I agree with you! I packed way more than needed. IF I were to have another I would take the basics. I brought shampoo and stuff but I had fresh clean hair the morning I was induced and didn't sweat at all, I know don't hate me, so there was no need to wash it til I got back home a couple days later. Granted I guess you never know how long the stay could end up being. I brought a few outfits for the baby and all but 1 were too big. I think getting a list from a mom who has already been through it is the list to go with!

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