What to pack in your hospital bag (for mommy)

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With this not being my first rodeo and all (fifth time to be exact), I’d say I know what worked for me, what I truly needed and what I really didn’t need and never ended up using. So this time around, packing my bag is a little easier, still as exciting as the other times, though.

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  • Comfy clothes (loose, nurse friendly shirts, loose dress, sweats, loose pants)

I always enjoyed my sweats right after birth paired with a very simple, very airy and loose shirt that is nurse friendly. I bring about three outfits in case the usual two night stay turns into a three.

  • Comfy underwear, sports bras and socks

I never used nursing bras before, specifically because I’ve just never found one that I really like. So I just normally stick to sports bras the entire time I breastfeed. I found that the close tightness of it is also very comforting during the beginning tender nipples stage of breastfeeding, especially with engorgement and in the hospital.

  • Slip-on slippers

I love the convenience of just sliding my feet in and out of those, especially during my hospital stays.

  • Post-partum stomach wrap

This one linked below is AMAZING! I used it with my last baby. I love how secure my abdominal feels in it during recovery and how comfortable it is. I am hoping to use it shortly after birth, I am bringing it in case, I’d like to see what the doc says first.

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01EVGLMM8/ref=as_li_qf_asin_il_tl?ie=UTF8&tag=maliepvaaa-20&creative=9325&linkCode=as2&creativeASIN=B01EVGLMM8&linkId=15e75856dacd02922564d1921da7de19

  • Depends

Now this is NEW for me! Never have I ever packed or used this one lol. But I have heard some great things about using these after birth and I mean, it does make a lot of sense to use these vs possibly ruining underwear or wearing the horrible netted ones from the hospital which I personally, absolutely do not like at all! I am bringing these, along with my comfy underwear too, just in case I don’t want to go that route. We shall see.

  • Toiletries/self care things:
  • Toothbrush/toothpaste/mouthwash/floss
  • Deodorant
  • Body lotion
  • Shampoo
  • Conditioner
  • Soap
  • Perfume
  • Rubber bands for hair
  • Qtips
  • Shaver
  • Pads
  • Breast pads
  • Hair brush
  • Misc things

I like to make sure I have these extra things on me as well. I don’t like forgetting anything. Even though family comes to visit and they can possibly bring things I don’t remember, it doesn’t sit well with me to forget something and not be prepared so I like to pack early and ahead.

  • Phone charger
  • Gum
  • Some coins on hand for vending machines
  • Some cash on hand
  • My little makeup bag
  • My wallet

So funny how you can be as ahead and prepared as possible yet you can still feel you might be forgetting something. Am I? Did I forget something? Is there something I missed and should be bringing along with me?

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I’d love to hear from you, if you could let me know down in the comments or via email. What things do you pack in your hospital bag?

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01EVGLMM8/ref=as_li_qf_asin_il_tl?ie=UTF8&tag=maliepvaaa-20&creative=9325&linkCode=as2&creativeASIN=B01EVGLMM8&linkId=15e75856dacd02922564d1921da7de19

Til next time 😉

Monica <3

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