Since becoming pregnant I have become obsessed with reading other mama blogs! I love reading and listening to birth stories, hearing what they thought was helpful for their birth, and just their overall thoughts on the whole pregnancy experience.
As you obviously already know, I have been documenting my pregnancy both here on the blog, Instagram, and YouTube. I thought it would be fun to do a “What’s In My Hospital Bag” blog post (and maybe a video??) as I know I enjoy reading/watching these as well!
Before I begin I just want to put a little disclaimer out there…
This is what I am choosing to bring that makes ME feel good. I know there may be a lot of “unnecessary” items on my list, as the hospital does provide a lot for moms to be, but I prefer to bring products I love and trust. With that said, please refrain from any negative comments/suggestions! Thank you!
What’s in My Hospital Bag?
I am using a regular duffel bag I’ve had for years to bring all of my belongings in. It’s from Target, of course!
A birthing gown
2 pairs of comfy, loose fitting sweatpants
2 comfy, loose fitting t-shirts
A big fluffy robe
100% cotton underwear (I also plan on using the underwear they provide)
2 nursing bras
Cora 100% organic cotton bladder, overnight pads
Claraderm (spray for my lady parts post birth)
Basic toiletries (toothbrush, toothpaste, shampoo, conditioner, soap, face wash, lotion, deodorant, and anything else I use on a daily basis)
Make-up (I don’t usually wear make-up but who knows how I’ll feel after I give birth, crazy hormones, LOL)
Shower shoes (plain rubber flip flops)
Cold/hot packs for my boobs while breastfeeding
Chapstick (this is inside of my purse that I’m also bringing)
Large water bottle with straw
I am packing everything for our little babe in his diaper bag.
2 plain white onesies (two different sizes)
3 outfits (this is for in the hospital/going home depending on how big he is and the weather)
2 pacifiers (each with different nipples, just in case)
Car seat (obviously)
Car seat cover
Something to stamp his foot print on
Big fluffy blanket that was hand knitted by my sister-in-law
For Mark he is packing your average overnight bag with a few changes of clothes, toiletries, etc.
Again, I know there are items on my list that may not be needed but this is what I am choosing to bring for me and my family. If you have any suggestions on what I might be missing or could get good use out of, please share! I am open to positive feedback!
Share your thoughts with me! Comment below or head to my Instagram page (@iamdevonjade)!