Wow, what a week it’s been! One week filled with nothing but newborn snuggles, kisses, and lots of diaper changes. Mama and baby are doing great and big brother couldn’t be more obsessed with HIS baby. Now that we’re settled into somewhat of a “normal routine” I wanted to update my hospital bag packing list with the things I actually used. Spoiler alert – I used virtually nothing like I knew I would. What can I say is that I’m an over packer through and through whether it’s vacation or going to have a baby.
Things I actually used:
Water bottle – definitely a must
Sugar free jolly ranchers – sucked on these when I was cut off from eating and drinking
Pillow and blanket – a MUST basically the only I used
Toiletries- this is an obvious one, but we used all our toiletries to shower the next day
KB pink pajamas – changed into these with my robe, but exactly what I thought would happen did 🤭 my advice is dark colors always
KB bamboo lounge pants – changed into this the next day KB nursing bra
BF dreams baby blanket – loved this for the baby
BF dreams sweater – changed into this the next day
Ugg slippers – so warm and cozy in the hospital
Belly band – didn’t use in the hospital but definitely would have if I was there longer
Stroller fan – loved this for when I was super nauseous. Clipped it on my bed
iPad – used this more in the postpartum room when I was sick of watching the olympics. Needed some bravo in my life and couldn’t deal with the hospital cable options anymore. Last labor I listened to a lot of podcasts on my iPad as well to pass the time, this time I didn’t.
Always panties – I liked these much better than the hospital diaper situation, especially to go home in when I put on real clothes
As I said above, overall you could go to the hospital with absolutely nothing and be completely fine. I brought everything I could possibly need and still my MVPs were my own pillow and blanket. I also had a super fast labor, so things I might have used or used last time with Chase I didn’t get a chance to this time. Leave me some questions on my IG about any of my hospital packing!! I hope this helps!