Kathy J Sat, August 15th
Moms, comment things you found useful in your hospital bag! I can't decide what I'm actually gonna need.
Ashley M 0 likes
Your own pillows!!! Maybe your own blanket too. Stuff to help you freshen up.. Maybe dry shampoo, pony tails, deodorant, face wipes... I personally didn't need much entertainment items. New baby is exciting enough!! Think COMFORT and convenience.
Ashley W 2 likes
A nursing bra and reusable nursing pads. So much more comfortable. Honestly, they pretty much provide everything else you'll need. I even used their disposable undies so I didn't have to worry about ruining mine. Plus they were very comfortable.
Cassy R 1 like
Breastfeeding night gown and nipple shields
FT Mama 2 likes
Shower shoes! And robe
April F 0 likes
I loved having my own clothes as soon as we were moved into the mom and baby room after I delivered I showered and changed into my clothes it way comfier also baby mittens my little guy had long nails and scratched hisself without the mittens and burp rags
Alyson D 0 likes
Comfy nightgown and a pillow 💜
Stacey V 0 likes
I had clothes for my self, pads I liked to use( make sure they are super absorbent type). Going home outfit for the baby with blanket to go home with. Pacifier I wanted the baby to use and toiletries. The hospital provided everything else I would've needed for the baby( blankets,diapers, creams) so save that stuff for when you go home with baby
Sarah C 1 like
Night gown and a pillow!!! Also I needed a fan( small travel one) ! I'm very hot natured!
Sofie D 0 likes
Nursing bra, nipple cream and boppy. Everything else they have.
Adrienne M 0 likes
Slippers, camera and yoga pants! The hospital provided almost everything else I packed that I thought I'd really need(tucks pads, dermoplast spray, laxatives, pads, underwear...)and try to take home some of the disposable undies and ice pack pads. Everytime you get a new nurse slip whatever's in the room in your bag and ask for more(this includes diapers and wipes!!) we came home with a jackpot of goodies that were very useful!
Saschele P 0 likes
Going home outfit (nursing tank and sweats), face wash, toothpaste w toothbrush, deodorant, travel shampoo & conditioner, lotion, shower sandals, phone charger, ponytail holders w a few bobby pins, glasses and contact solution/case (if u wear glasses), zip up hoodie in case it was cool the day we went home.
Nicole S 0 likes
I second the pillow. Hospital pillows are horrible. Socks, robe, comfy clothes, towel, toiletries.
Cortney M 0 likes
Definitely nipple balm if you're going to nurse!!
Heather L 0 likes
A lot of hospitals (-at least by me) provide nipple cream and it's covered under your hospital stay so mise well use it!
Mila's M 0 likes
Don't forget to take your pump so they can't teach u how to use it! & don't forget the robe& hair-ties.
Bec J 0 likes
Comfy clothes, easy slip on shoes for going home, snacks for in between meals , my own pillow
JVP 1 like
Spare clothes as I leaked a lot!!
Mommy C 0 likes
Night gowns! Nursing pillow! And flip flops for the shower! I made my fam go back and get all that cause I didn't think I'd need them
Katie S 0 likes
Nursing bra w disposable pads Nipple cream (I used Medela, worked great) Chap stick Deodorant Toothbrush & toothpaste Warm socks Phone charger And I only brought one pair of clean undies and a mega maxi pad for when I left the hospital (I wore their disposable undies while I was there); and I went home in the same outfit I came in.
Ashley W 0 likes
A nightgown, favorite body wash and nursing bra and pads. :)
B T 0 likes
Shower shoes for sure!! Comfy pajamas and a boppy. A robe was really helpful too.
Heather C 0 likes
Slippers and your own water bottle
Ellie A 0 likes
Snacks for daddy. Labor can be long and you don't want him to have to leave the room on you. Remember this is tough on him too
Lisa M 0 likes
My own shower things, and a dab of makeup to feel normal the next day
Ashley W 0 likes
Oh yes. And your own pillow and blanket. It makes all of the difference when you're trying to relax and sleep or nurse your baby.
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