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What to Pack in Your Hospital Bag

With my first pregnancy, I scrambled around my apartment packing up what I wanted to bring to the hospital with me after my water broke. I don’t recommend this approach. While I’m normally a planner, I must have been in denial about the whole labor situation.

Since there is no way getting around a little, uh, discomfort bringing your baby into the world, there are some things that can make your stay at the hospital during and after labor a little more comfortable.

Packing for the Hospital - Project NurseryNursing Bra & Nightie, Tablet, Snacks, Camera, Socks, Blanket, Pajamas for Dad, Flip Flops, Slippers, Infant Car Seat, Baby Outfit, Baby Hat, Chapstick, Robe, Soothing Spray

Done this before? What was your must-have during your hospital stay? What would you leave at home next time?

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  1. 1

    i find it interesting that flip flops are always on the hospital packing list. they disinfect everything on a regular basis. their shower is cleaner that your own!

  2. 2

    Haha, good point! Maybe it’s residual memories of dorm living in college. Personally, I liked having them when there was a chance I was going to be sharing my postpartum room (and bathroom). Luckily, the rooms never filled up while I was there, and I kept my single!

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