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Maternity Hospital Bag Checklist

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When it comes to packing a hospital bag, I like to get it done early. Currently I am 34 weeks pregnant with my third baby. I always try to be minimal with what I take to the hospital, but by this go around I feel like I know what extras we could need.

For myself


– deodorant


– pajamas x2

-flip flops (for the shower)

– day outfits x2 (I may stay in my pajamas, but I want an extra outfit besides my going home outfit just in case)

– undergarments x3 (yes, they will give you mesh undies, but I will take some of my own as well as bras)

-socks x4

-my own pillow

-coat (I’m due mid-November, and I am concerned I will forget when I go into labor because I will be hot, so I’ve put an extra with our bag)

-disposable breast pads

For my husband

-2 night outfits

-2 day ourfirs

-socks x4

-undies x4

-blanket (the hospital will provide one once we move to our room; I’m likely to nap after an epidural while in labor and I want him comfortable as he can be)

-his pillow



-flip flops




-change for vending machines (the debit card readers can be so finicky I want to have change this time)


-camera charger



-body wash

-migraine meds




-going home outfit

For the baby

-swaddle x2

-warm blanket



-bow x2

-car seat

The hospital provides most everything the baby will need, they can also give you shampoo, body wash, and conditioner. However, that first shower after labor just feels much better if you have good stuff- or it does to me.

What we can’t pack now I have a note of so I can grab when we leave for the hospital. Each pregnancy I have had to Google a checklist, and each time after I have finished I have thought I should write this down. I plan for this to be our last baby, so this time I am writing it down in hopes it helps someone else.

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Madison VanRavensway
Madison VanRavensway
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