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Okay, so at first, packing my hospital bag for my upcoming hospital visit (AKA labor!) didn’t seem like that big of a deal. But as it got closer, I realized I sorta wanted to bring a lot of things! I started to go with the “if it will make this day any easier, I’m going to bring it” mentality. Whoops!
Since Brett and I have traveled the world, I thought the packing would be the easy part! I even went to India and Romania with Habitat for Humanity, but honestly, packing for this was way harder. I had to pack for something I’ve never experienced! Good thing there are PLENTY of women who have written awesome blog posts and there was lots of good info given during our baby classes at the hospital. So all said and done, we narrowed it down to checklist.
What I Packed in My Hospital Bag
I’m just going to come clean: I’m a bit of a neat freak. I like things super organized and I like to be in control. The idea of me not being able to go into my own hospital bag and having to ask someone else for every single thing is TERRIFYING.
So I figured I would make it easy on my husband and label everything. That way, he won’t just be aimlessly digging for things. I decided to use a system that included an overnight bag filled with ziplocks that have labels on them. Don’t judge!
This is the overnight bag. I got one for Brett and one for me:
I also used these ziplock bags and my trusty label maker to organize inside the duffel bag:
How I Packed My Hospital Bag
Here are the categories I organized my bag into with a few of the items I put in each.
Wear to Hospital
I saw this as a recommendation on another blog. In case you’re out and about and your water breaks, it’s good to have a change of clothes right on top of everything else. Made sense to me!
Baby Girl Clothes
T-Shirts & Socks
Sweatshirts & Pants
Of course, there were a few more things that got thrown in the bag – some snacks, playing cards, and all the info we got from our delivery/nursing/baby classes. And since this is our first baby, I’m sure there are some other things you would add to my list.
We still have a few weeks until our due date. What did we miss?!