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Hospital Bag Roundup

Without thinking about what kind of response I’d get, I asked for advice on necessary hospital bag swag on Instagram Stories and ummmm you guys killed it! I honestly was taken back by not only how many people responded, but how many of you were interested in seeing all the responses. I’ll eventually be sharing what exactly I’m bringing with me, but for now, I wanted to share a list of the results from my poll. From registered nurses, to moms of 5, to everything in between, below are some of the most popular responses. Obviously you don’t need to bring all of these things, they’re just ideas. Take notes – I definitely did! First thing’s first, let’s talk about the bag all of this is being packed in. A neonatal nurse suggests packing two bags: one for labor and one for postpartum. When you arrive to the hospital, take only your labor bag in and leave everything else in the car. Then, once you’ve delivered, have someone take the labor bag to the car and switch it out for the postpartum bag. This will avoid schlepping extra large suitcases and will minimize excess stuff in the small rooms. And as for everything else: Before Birth: A few copies of your birth plan/wishes (I like this template) Insurance card and ID The car seat installed Cord bank kit if you intend to bank Birthing ball Full term app for tracking contractions Accessories/Room Supplies: Battery-operated candles if you plan to birth in the dark Himalayan salt crystal lamp Items that make you happy that you’d like to have around you for birth (ex: crystals) Camera Polaroid camera for something fun Ear plugs Headphones Do not disturb sign Toilet paper Cozy blanket Bed sheets Treats for the nurses Calming music Bluetooth speakers and a few playlists Extra long phone chargers Own towels (apparently hospital towels are mehhh) Own pillows in pillow cases that are not white (so they don’t get confused with the hospital pillows) Things that distract you: books, magazines, podcasts Noise/sound machine for sleeping if you are a light sleeper Beauty Products: Shower essentials: soap, face wash, shampoo, conditioner (quite a few people suggested the AESOP travel kit) Lip and cheek stain (like this one from RMS or this one from Tata Harper) Dry shampoo Face wipes (these from Ursa Major were suggested by several people) Eye mask for sleeping Hand lotion Blow dryer Makeup and travel mirror Hair ties Chapstick Oils/Sprays: Lavender, geranium and peppermint essential oil Magnesium spray for cramps Eucalyptus oil Almond oil for perineal massage After Birth Products: Disposable panties Depends Disposable heat pack or a heating pad for cramping (for contractions) Mama Strut for pelvic support Frida MomWasher Witch hazel in a squirt bottle Donut seat cushion Hospital grade pump Nursing pillow (Boppy or My Breastfriend) Cool bum spray Dermaplast Spray for numbing if you tear Nipple cream (Motherlove or Earth Mama) Silverette cups Salt sitz bath Antiseptic wash Belly bandit Frozen pads/padsicles (recipe here)/tucks Nursing pads Small bottle of hand sanitizer to keep at the bedside for you to clean your hands before feeding baby Stool softener (colace or milk of magnesium) Clothes: Your own gown (like these from James Fox Co.) so that you aren’t wearing one a previous patient was ill in or passed in Jersey maxi dress or something cute and cozy enough for visitors (Rachel Pally was suggested multiple times) Comfortable pajamas that aren’t tight and are easy to breastfeed in Cozy robe Full size underwear aka granny panties Nursing bras Nursing tanks Slippers (I got these) Socks (ideally non-slip) Sandals for the shower A few extra layers since it’s cold in hospitals Going home outfit Food Stuff: Healthy snacks for you and your husband Gum/mints Tea Coconut water Honey sticks Water bottle with a straw Husband: Sheets for his bed Pillow Call list of who to call Email list of who to email Baby: Going home outfit Blanket Swaddle Diapers (the hospital will provide these but if you have an organic brand preference, bring them) Baby gloves Onesies Soft nail file to trim baby’s nails Photo of siblings to keep in bassinet Important Notes/Tips: Keep your hair in braids so that they’re out of the way but you still look cute Bring your regular medicines and pre-natal vitamins Consider getting waxed or shaving down there beforehand (it’s a mess for a solid 6-8 weeks) Request a mini fridge in the room Bring a manila folder or envelope for all hospital information/papers Bring an extra tote to bring home baby gifts P.S. Thank you for all that were involved including the kind reader who helped compose this list! If there’s anything you think is missing, please leave it in the comments below. The post Hospital Bag Roundup appeared first on because im addicted.

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