Hospital Bag Checklist

Free printable hospital bag checklist for having a baby! This covers it all!

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Since we both have tiny babies at home we decided it was high time we share this hospital bag checklist that we both used to get prepared to go deliver!  This list has everything you really need to take to the hospital to have a baby plus a few spots for adding your own things. You can totally pare it down to less stuff if you want, too. We made a copy you can print (for free!) as well. 

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FOR MOM

Photo ID
Insurance info
Hospital forms
Birth Plan (If you have one…)
Warm socks or slippers
Nightgown + robe This is just if you don’t want to wear the hospital gown. I found them scratchy and uncomfortable so I preferred wearing my own. Keep in mind that they could get ruined! If you plan to nurse you’ll probably want one with easy access – I bought this set and love it!

Clothes to wear home Keep in mind you’ll still have a belly and probably be swollen. Maternity clothes or yoga pants are your best bet!
Nursing pillow
Nursing bras (I love these camis.)
Nursing pads
Breast pump + I highly recommend a pumping bra as well! It makes pumping soooo much less of an ordeal! 
Laptop/Tablet + Chargers if you think you’ll use them
Long Phone charger (So nice to be able to use your phone while it’s charging!)
Book or magazines – I loved this book!
Favorite movie 
Birth playlists + something to play them on

TOILETRIES

Glasses or contact lenses
Hair accessories
Makeup
Toothbrush + Toothpaste
Face wash
Lotion
Chapstick
Deodorant

FOR BABY

Clothes, hats + bows for pictures
Outfit to wear home 
Blanket
Infant carseat this should be installed in your car and not in your bag, of course.

FOR DAD (OR ANY OTHER SUPPORT PERSON)

Change of clothes + underwear
Pajamas + a pillow If Dad is staying the night he will probably be on a hard ‘couch’ or in a chair. Let’s help him be a little more comfortable!
Deodorant + Toothbrush
Snacks
Book or Ipad
Digital/Video Cameras + Chargers

FOR OLDER SIBLINGS

Snacks
Coloring books or toys

ADD YOUR OWN!

I left a spot on the checklist for you to add your own ideas to the list. I know a lot of people prepare gifts for their nurses, or you could bring a journal and a pen if you want to write down your thoughts or your birth story.

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Nursing Gown + Robe Set!
Nursing Nightgown
+ Robe Set

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Nursing Pillow 

 Nursing Robe

Nursing Robe

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Eat Sleep Poop

 Iphone cord

6 Ft. iPhone USB Cord

Nursing cami

Nursing Tank 

Journal

Journal

 Slippers

Slippers

 

Something I didn’t have but wished I did was change and small bills for the vending machines! My husband ran out to the bank to get some for us the day after the baby came, but it would have been great to have that night. The cafeteria had closed by the time I delivered and the only thing they could offer me to eat was a ham and cheese sandwich. I know I’m spoiled, but that was the last thing I wanted to eat after being in labor for like 10 hours. #hangry

Add your own at the bottom of this FREE hospital bag checklist!

To print your checklist, click HERE! I hope this list helps you get some of your nesting taken care of and maybe you’ll get a little bit more sleep knowing that your bag is packed and ready to go whenever baby decides to make his or her debut. Speaking of which, you’re going to want to make some of these padsicles for afterward, too.

Get your hospital bag ready by third trimester! This free printable checklist is SO helpful!

AND you will want to check these out too, especially the Padsicles guys, they could save your life!

Hospital Bag Checklist! DIY Padsicles for the postpartum period!  Pregnancy Survival

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    Comments

    Kelly

    Just curious, where did you find your hospital bag? I am looking for one that is simple and fairly cheap. Thanks!

      Sarah @ Pretty Providence

      It is actually a really old bag that I think my dad had before I was born!! Here is a similar one on amazon though: http://amzn.to/1RQMupT

      Sarah @ Pretty Providence

      It is actually a really old bag that I think my dad had before I was born!! Here is a similar one on amazon though: http://amzn.to/1RQMupT

    Kelly

    Just curious, where did you find your hospital bag? I am looking for one that is simple and fairly cheap. Thanks!

    Beth

    Just printed this list! 12 weeks to go til my EDD and I can’t wait to have this done.

    The Joyful Organizer

    Thanks for the great list!