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Your Best Hospital Bag

what to pack in the hospital bag

By Ana Paula Markel, Founder of Bini Birth

As you get ready for your big day, there is a lot to prepare. Here’s an essential hospital bag list that won’t overwhelm you.

ESSENTIALS:
ID
Insurance card
Phone & charger
Car seat

IF APPLICABLE:
Written copy of birth plan
(2)Cord Blood Kit
Glasses/Contacts
Medications
A cooler for placenta

FOR MOTHER/BIRTHING PERSON:
Toiletries - all basics but also include a body wash, lip balm, hair ties
Coconut oil for massage or any other massage oil you would like
Essential oils and diffuser (check with your hospital first about diffuser)
Birth BallMassage tools you like
Comfy and warm socks/slippers
Most people labor in hospital gown but you don't have to if you want to laboring your own clothes. Think of items that may get ruined like old t-shirts, sports bra, or a birthing gown of your own
Robe
Underwear
Your own pillow with bright pillow case
Flip Flops for shower
Nursing bra
Natural nipple cream
Night gown or pajamas if you don't want to wear hospital gown in recovery (make sure it has easy access to bears if you plan to breastfeed)
Speakers and headphones
Go home outfit
Snacks and drinks (bottled water/coconut water/herbal teas)

FOR FATHER/PARTNER:
Toiletries
Change of clothes (think layers and comfort)
Pajamas
Swim shorts if plan to shower or use the tub with partner
Flip FlopsSnacks

FOR BABY:
Onesie
Beanie Hat
Going home outfit
Receiving blanket
Warm blanket

THINGS YOU WILL THANK ME FOR LATER
Dry Shampoo
Hair Dryer
Face Wipes
An extra bag or a bag with extra room
An empty folder to gather documents that will be given to you
Hospital towels are not hotel towels, you may consider bringing a towel of your own for postpartum
Starbucks gift certificates for your favorite nurses
A gift for your toddler or oldest children  if this is not your first baby

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