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Newborn Baby Hospital Bag: What to Pack!?

Packing a hospital bag can be a daunting task.

What do I need? What don’t I need? Will the hospital have wipes? Will they help me if I need a pacifier?

Check out the essentials below!


✔️Birth plan

✔️Notepad and pen

✔️Insurance card, license, and any other important paperwork

✔️Clothes for you and your labor partner including, multiple pairs of (postpartum) underwear, nursing bras, nursing tank tops, comfortable loungewear, zip-up hoodie, robe, socks, slippers, sandals, shower shoes

✔️Bathroom Essentials: toothbrush, toothpaste, floss, makeup wipes, shampoo, conditioner, dry shampoo, body wash, razor, lotion, lip balm, deodorant, makeup, hairbrush, hair ties, straightener/curling iron, bath towel

✔️Glasses and/or contacts

✔️Phone, iPad, and charger

✔️Camera and charging accessories

✔️Nursing pads

✔️Snacks, reusable water bottle

✔️Comfortable pillows (optional)

✔️Adult diaper and/or sanitary pads (trust me)

✔️Nipple cream

✔️Activities - books, magazine, music

✔️Eye mask, earplugs, and sound machine

✔️Handheld battery-operated fan

✔️Music, massage oil

✔️Cash and/or credit card for vending machine and cafeteria

✔️Your daily prescription medications


✔️Baby clothes - onesies, multiple outfits, socks, hat, mittens, burp cloth

✔️Swaddle blankets


✔️Car seat

And maybe a special treat for the nurses, doctors, NPs, PAs, and ancillary staff!

(Think: doughnuts!)

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