(Closed) Hospital bag prep!

posted 4 years ago in Pregnancy
Post # 3
1611 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I didn’t pack my bag until around 35 weeks.  I am currently 38, and I just finished packing it this past weekend.

Post # 5
659 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

Bumping, I’ll come later today an make a list of everything I packed with my babies 🙂

Post # 6
1133 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2010

I used the list from “Girlfriends Guide to Pregnancy” as an outline, which I found pretty accurate. From what I can remember, I brought:


1) PJs, Changes of Underwear, Sports Bras, Nursing Tanks, Comfy Fluffy Socks/Slippers (hospitals are cold!), Flip Flops (for the Shower)

2) Shower and Toiletery Supplies – Shampoo, Conditioner, Body Wash, Toothpaste, Toothbrush, Deoderant, Razor

3) Camera 

4) Phone and Camera Chargers

5) Boppy

6) Hair Ties, Hand Lotion, Lip Balm, Nail File (these things that you wish you had but often forget that just make life better!


1) Going Home Outfit – the hospital provided almost everything else

2) Car Seat (Only Needed This on Day We Went Home, Obviously….)

Post # 9
9601 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2013

I’m 34.5 and I have just (last night) thrown 2 baby outfits into it so far (because I finally washed the clothing I have).  I’m going to finish packing it this weekend I guess and over the next week as well.  It’s not like I’m going on a weeklong trip and I live 5 minutes from the hospital, so I’m not too concerned.

I’m bringing two outfits for baby (one newborn size, one 3 month) and then I’m just going to pack my own stuff.  I have a list I need to finish I’ll probably keep at home to remember to thrown in stuff like my hairbrush, toothbrush, etc.  I’m planning on wearing the same pants/clothing out that I go in with (my leggings) aside from new socks and undies.

Here is a link to a checklist


Post # 11
1611 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

@eecuadrado:  Just becasue I randomly put things in the bag.  I didn’t feel a rush, so I was just moving slowly.  Also, some of the stuff I was planning on bringing I was still wearing, and/or needed to wash.  The baby’s bag I was able to pack right away though.  I sitll don’t have things like makeup, hair straightner, etc. because I am still using those as well.  I think I will have plenty of time to put that in before we go to the hospital because I would really like to labor at home as long as possible, so I am not too worried.  DH just wanted me to pack as much as possible in case I wasn’t at home and he needed to grab my stuff.

Post # 13
4575 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

I am going to start packing my bag at least at my 31st week.  I think that should give me plenty of time. You may want to pack two small bags for the hospital or birth center: one for the items you’ll need during labor, and another for items that you won’t need until after you give birth or, if you are anything like me, I am going to VS tomorrow (they are giving big bags away with the purchase or $75.00) and I am going to just pack that one bag and take to the hospital.  My hospital gives me pretty much everything for baby, so I was told not pack too much for him, but def pack a going home outfit.  Dont forget about you, so pack something that you are going to feel comfortable in.  You’ll do fine 🙂

Post # 14
1732 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

I am 32 weeks now amd plan to start packing around 35-36.  I have a list going, but that’s about it. 

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