Nearly one year ago my water broke hours into my maternity leave. I had planned to take a week off the week before my due date for prep, R&R, errands and vegging but we grabbed my bag and headed out as baby boy was ready.
I'm often asked what I packed in my hospital bag, so wanted to share my list.
-Two pillows (one for you, one for hubby), the hospital pillows are quite flimsy and your own pillows will help with that extra comfort
-Toiletry bag... face wash, face lotion, body lotion, mouthwash, toothbrush, toothpaste, floss, comb, shampoo, conditioner, hair oil/styling creme, nail file, extra hair ties, hair clip, Qtips, deodorant, body wash/soap (I took a shower and blow dried my hair my second day at the hospital and felt like a completely new person!)
-Small makeup bag (after one of said best showers, I curled my lashes, put on a smidge of coverup, blush, natural eye shadow and mascara)
-Comb and brush
-Contact solution and drops
-Chapstick - it gets so dry in those rooms! It literally sat right next to me the whole time
-Extra long power cord phone charger (spring for a long one, not all cords will reach your hospital table)
-Rosewater spray - for a quick pick-me-up
-Swaddles (for your own photos)
-Take home baby outfit
-Extra shopping bag and ziplock gallon bags
-Loose pants for ride home (shouldn't be too tight - you will not be wearing a thong home!)
-Comfy, non-zip sweatshirt jacket
-Baby journal and pen
-Maternity tank tops or nursing tanks
And while you can get after, you may want to pick these up and throw in your bag... Motrin and Colace.
What are your must haves that I might have missed?