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Hospital bag

What all should be packed in your hospital bag or is nice to have packed in your bag?
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Depends on your hospital and what they do and do not provide honestly. I packed a pair of loose fitting sweat pants, some underwear(which I didn't use because they give you these weird underwear things that I actually found more comfy then regular underwear for a few days), a tank top, socks, and slippers all for my self. Along with a little travel size hygiene product bag with my own little shampoo, conditioner, body wash, tooth past, tooth brush, and comb. I bought a little travel size deodorant as well. The travel size items are perfect because you won't need much and they don't take up tons of room. I packed a couple breast pads also just in case of leaking and if you are breastfeeding I would bring lanolin for your nipples, they will get sore. You can also pack makeup and some hair stuff if you wanna look done up for visitors (to be honest I was so tired I didn't care what I looked like). For baby I brought a going home outfit in 2 different sizes (newborn and next size up) Because baby may not fit in newborn, mine didn't so I was thankful I brought a bigger size. I also brought a little extra outfit just in case. I stayed 2 days so I used the second outfit as well. Along with socks. I also brought a blanket for the ride home because it was cold when I gave birth. My hospital provided diapers and wipes while I was there so I didn't need to bring those. But maybe bring a couple size 1 just in case (my little one didn't fit newborn diapers so she was squeezed into them at the hospital till we got home. Other then that you really shouldn't need anything else but phone charger.
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I have 2 bags. One will stay in the car and has "just in case things" like a 3 month outfit, the boppy, a hair dryer, breast pads, and a bottle for water. The bag I'll take in has a robe, 2 nursing tanks, yoga pants, undies & a few pads, travel sized toiletries, flip flops for shower, small bag for makeup (mainly concealer, eyeliner, mascara, Chapstick), hair ties, electronics Chargers, and some snacks. I'm a picky snacker. :) for baby my hospital has everything. I'm just bringing a blanket, sleep sack, going home outfit, and car seat.
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On my 3rd and I take pjs, t-shirts, and nursing or  sports bras for me. Also everything to shower and do my hair and brush teeth. An extra outfit for daddy is helpful. And snacks for dad during delivery and after for both of you. For baby just a take home outfit and carseat. The hospital will provide everything else.
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Oh and chargers.
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Wow after reading everyone's post I guess I'm the most simplest person LoLz. Just bring a change of clothes, 2 baby outfits  (2 sizes) and snacks. My hospital had everything for the baby & me so didn't need anything. I'm a simple person don't need to bring more stuff. If you don't mind using hospital stuff they give u toothbrush the $1.00 kind, they give u body wash,shampoo etc.
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Okay thank you for all of the advice.
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Im with @dragonxbaby your not moving in!! I packed two baby outfits one newborn one 0-3 months, a baby blanket and one bottle and for myself im taking a change of clothes an chap stick if my stay is extended then someone will bring me anything extra I may need! But the hospital will have most everything dipers, wipes, bottles, formula, pacifiers, breast pumps, extra pillows n blankets, gowns for the babys and baby blankets, footie socks for mom and these pantie things exc.
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I'm going to take my breast pump so the lactation consultant can show me the most effective way to use it and to make sure i know how to optimize usage. Better than figuring it out by yourself in sleep deprivation mode.
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