Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Hospital bag & diaper bag

Alright, so with 19 days to go, I finally have my hospital bag and diaper bag all ready. 

Here is what I packed in my hospital bag:
  • Clothes for me (sweats and a t-shirt, I'm assuming I will wear shoes and a jacket there so I won't need to pack any)
  • Clothes for Penelope (dress with cardigan, socks, mittens and headband)
  • Nursing tank-top
  • Swaddling blanket  (I know they provide one, but it will be nice to wrap her up in a cute one)
  • Make-up and hair things
  • Shampoo and deodorant
  • "Hospital Survival Kits"  that my sister made for each of us.  Things like magazines, snacks, notebook, chapstick, Advil....
  • Hard candy
  • Disposable camera (just in case I forget to grab my digital camera in all the excitement)
  • Camcorder with extra batteries
  • Boppy
  • Pillow and blanket for Josh
  • Kindle for Josh
  • 2 dvds (have to remember to grab by laptop on my way out the door)
I think that is it.  I have it all packed and ready to go.  Like I said, I just need to grab my camera and laptop because I'm obviously not going to pack it now)  I still have to put the carseat in the car too.
Anyone have suggestions of what else I might need?  I heard the hospital provides a lot, like diapers, pacifier, cap, mama goods and so on. 

So here is my diaper bag and what I have it stuffed with....

Eddie Bauer Cicely Hobo Diaper Bag
  • 4 diapers
  • Wipes
  • Burp cloth
  • Swaddling blanket
  • Nursing cover
  • A onesie
  • Pacifier
  • Toy
  • Mittens
  • Diaper ointment
  • Disposable bags
  • Pacifier wipes

What am I forgetting that I should add?  It comes with a changing pad.  


  1. I don't know how nice the hospital is that you're going to...but when I had Jayce, I packed shower shoes since I knew the bathrooms were shared between two rooms :)

  2. I think you are set up nicely! Don't worry if you forget anything. Maybe give someone a key to your house in case you need something?

  3. I would leave the diaper bag at home! Everything you have packed in there should be provided to you by the hospital (except the nursing cover, but where you're just getting the hang of nursing you may not want to deal with an extra layer.

    Also, bring an extra bag for any gifts visitors bring or things supplied by the hospital. And once you open a package, they can't use it for someone else so stash it away for home :) We got so many diapers from our hospital!

  4. I plan on leaving the diaper bag at home. Just packed it to get it ready for the future.