What’s In My Hospital Bag

Disclosure: This is an unsolicited and unpaid review. I received the Bamboo Belly Bandit in exchange for highlighting this business. All opinions are my own.
 

Well the time is near! Only a few more weeks until this baby is ready to arrive, I can’t wait! I am very excited to share what is in my hospital bag that is all packed and ready to go whenever my body starts going into labor. Since this is my second baby I feel so much more prepared for what I actually need for my hospital stay. Enjoy my list and let me know if you would add anything.

 

Hospital Bag Must Haves (Labor & Delivery)

  • Barefoot Dreams Bamboo Chic Drape Front Cardigan (aka The Blardigan): Thanks to Pinterest Told Me To I have this in wrap in both midnight and midnight ombre. I am bringing the midnight one to the hospital with me. I love these wraps because they can be dressed up or down and are very cozy and comfortable. I know this will be perfect for snuggling down in my hospital bed after I delivery the baby.
  • Belly Bandit Women’s Bamboo Post-Pregnancy Wrap: I love this product and it is the #1 item I recommend for moms post delivery. After I delivered Caden I wore the Original Belly Bandit and it was worth every penny. The Belly Bandit offers support for your low back, reduces swelling, and boosts a new moms confidence in her post baby body. I wore it all the time except for showering until I was 4 weeks postpartum and for the next 2 weeks only wore it at night. I only recommend wearing this for the first 6-8 weeks after delivery because you don’t want your abdominal muscles to become dependent on the additional support. The wonderful folks at Belly Bandit sent me the bamboo wrap for this pregnancy and I can’t wait to put it on after I deliver. It is super soft! If you decide you are going to purchase a band for after your own pregnancy make sure to get two sizes. I used a small and extra small band after having Caden.
  • Toiletries: Hairbrush, toothbrush and toothpaste, flossers, hair ties, deodorant, mascara, lip balm, etc.
  • Nursing Tank
  • Sweatpants
  • Socks
  • Nukkles, The Original Palmassager, and Tennis Balls: Back labor sucks. Josh and my Mom were so sore after pressing on my back for so long during labor with Caden to relieve the pain I was feeling. We researched several different tools that they can use so their hands and arms don’t fatigue as quickly and that will hopefully give me some relief.
  • Nuroo Nursing Scarf: This scarf reminds me so much of my lululemon athletica infinity scarf but for half the price and the fabric is much more lighter and breathable, making it perfect for nursing!
  • Nuroo Swaddler: Lightweight and breathable, great for the hot Arizona summer that will soon be here. I remember with Caden what a difficult time Josh and I had trying to keep him wrapped up in the swaddle blankets at the hospital so this time I am coming prepared. The Nuroo Swaddler is also a one size fits all so it can grow with your baby!
  • CradleCuties Cap (not pictured): Because every little girl deserves a cute cap!
  • Outfit for Baby
  • Camera
  • Phone & Charger
  • Snacks: Love these Mamma Chia Squeeze Vitality Snack, Blackberry Bliss squeeze pouches for myself and a variety of  KIND Bars for Josh to enjoy while he is coaching me during labor.

I also have Caden’s overnight bag packed and ready for him to stay at Grandpa and Grandma’s whenever this little one decides to make her entrance. I am so excited for this little girl to arrive and also anxiously anticipating labor.

Is there anything you can think of that I have forgotten to pack? 

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  1. I am so excited for you! This is a great list, just the necessities. I think I did pretty good about not over- packing, but our house is minutes from the hospital so I knew if I needed anything someone could run over fairly quickly. I love that scarf- will definitely be purchasing it for baby #2
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  2. Great list! I was in terrible back labor, too, and that is a great idea to bring something to plan for it ahead of time. My daughter was my first so I didn’t know what to expect but the pain, even with an epidural, was excruciating. I am also bringing a swaddle next time. At one point after we had the baby, we couldn’t get the swaddle right and my husband was all “Hit the call button! Get the nurse! First timers in here!” It was comical but next time we’ll be better prepared! Good luck!! 🙂
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  3. Mm I love Mamma Chia!

  4. I’m so excited for you! Great list – I found that packing for my second was soo much easier because you know what you really need. This is about everything that I brought. Great list!!! Good luck! It will be here before you know it!

  5. I am not a mommy. But I am SO happy for you!
    By the way, I nominated you on The Liebster Award -> http://sweat-answer.blogspot.com/2014/05/what-i-got-nominated.html

    WISH YOU BEST OF LUCK!

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