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What do I need to pack for the hospital ? It's my first pregnancy
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10720243 tn?1415582269
Literally just the essentials.
With my first I went over board. Basically packed like I was going on vacation.

What's in my bag now (36wks with second)

-Baby blanket
-Binkies
-pair of sweats and pajamas
-loose tank tops
-2-3 outfits for baby (anticipate possible blowouts)
-baby hats
-baby socks + a pair of mittens
-tooth paste + tooth brush
-phone charger

The hospital I delivered at provided diapers and wipes + a kit that included a nose sucker, hair brush etc

Don't pack anything tight fitting. After birth you will want to be as comfortable as possible. Bring shirts that give easier access to breast feeding.
Don't pack a bunch. Just the essentials. You might even be like me with my first and basically wear the same thing for the two days you're in the hospital. Sometimes it's easier to be scrubby.
9768879 tn?1412696065
My list from when I was pregnant with my last (I did over pack but I ended up staying in the hospital for 4 days after)
mommy:
robe/slippers (something comfy, you could be there over 48 hours)
flip flops (for shower)
Travel sized:
shampoo,
conditioner,
body wash,
mouthwash,
toothbrush,
toothpaste.
Comb/hair brush
chap stick
cotton loose underwear
sanitary pads
to go outfit (something you fit into around 20 weeks)
snacks
books/games/ipod/entertainment/movies
razors to shave armpits
*camera/extra batteries, charger, sd card, film etc.
money for vending machine
pjs
nursing bra/ sports bra
nipple pads
loufa/wash rag
insurance card
qtips


For baby:
*check with your hospital before hand, some hospitals supply these things, some do not. Some also make you pay.

Diapers (newborn)
wipes
receiving blanket
beanie
2 onesie outfits
photo outfit
carseat
blanket for carseat
mittens
socks

for daddy:
Change of clothes
entertainment
snacks
travel sized toiletries
I.D

For comfort:
you can bring extra pillows, blankets, linens etc. to be more comfortable.

You can pack your hospital bag as early as you want. I would not pack later than 32 weeks.
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