Baby Prep! What’s your #1 hospital bag recommendation? This week, we’ve started organizing all of our new nursery items, packing our hospital bag, and getting ready for baby’s arrival!
You can find out all the details we’ve shared so far like due date, name, and FAQ’s here!
We are #35weekspregnant and the reality of bringing baby home is surely setting in. I think nerves are natural and the only way to be prepared is to educate yourself as much as possible! Ty and I aren’t big readers (anyone else learn better virtually? 🙋♀️), so we are thankful for the Tinyhood Childbirth 101 Course that’s teaching us pro-tips like packing a hospital bag, how to make a birth plan, learning labor pains and so much more! Their courses have short, easily digestible, on-demand videos that you can watch anytime and anywhere. There are also several downloadable takeaways like the hospital bag checklist and questions to ask your doctor in the 3rd Trimester. Check out all of their online courses (including a breastfeeding course I plan on taking next) and use my code SOUTHERNSOURCE20 for 20% off through 5/27
When Should I Pack my Hospital Bag for Birth?
The experts at Tiny Hood suggest packing your hospital bag around the 32-35 week mark of your pregnancy. According to my sources, I hear the hospital provides you with pretty much all the essentials you’ll need, however, there are a few items that you can bring for you and for baby that will make your stay a little more comfortable.
Here’s what I’m planning on bringing to the hospital:
- Toiletries (shampoo, face wipes, contacts, toothbrush, etc)
- 2 Changes of clothes (pajama pants and breastfeeding friendly tops)
- Nursing Bra
- Shower shoes that I can walk around in (good advice from a friend. Don’t bring your nice $100 slippers. You don’t want to get hospital germs all over them)
- Personal pillow and blanket
- 10 ft phone charger
- Portable speaker
- Portable sound machine
- Velcro swaddles
- Baby blankets
- Take home outfit
Sorry, dad, you’re on your own! Just kidding — but honestly, I think he just needs to pack an extra pair of clothes. Such simple creatures!
Shop our hospital bag must-haves below. Like these packing cubes from Amazon. Grab a label maker and label them to make it easier on your nurses and partner!