Thursday, May 26, 2016

Pack your hospital bag in 2 minutes (from a 2nd time mom)


Baby girl Farrah came 9 days early and within a half hour of arriving at the hospital. And because I'm the procrastinator that I am, I didn't have my hospital bag ready--at all!

Sure I would've loved to have been more prepared or been one of those moms who had their hospital bag packed months in advance, but it's just not me. I did purchase the "recovery" stuff a week before, but my toddler got into it and when it was actually time to use it, half of it had gone missing =/

I had been feeling contractions all day, but they were a little sporadic and if I was walking they were terrible, but if I laid down I hardly felt them at all so I really wasn't sure what to think. Luckily I went into the hospital just to make sure because little Farrah was ready! I went from being dilated a 5 when I checked in, to a 10 within a half hour and delivered her after just 3 pushes! Can you imagine if I had ignored my instincts and not gone to the hospital??

So today I bring you: How to pack your hospital bag in 2 minutes! (because sometimes that's all the time you have)

how to pack your hospital bag in 2 minutes from a second time mom (bare essentials that you need in your bag!)

Here's what you absolutely need for the hospital, including some things I forgot in my hurried packing frenzy, but wished I hadn't.

  • bag for dirty clothes
  • Comfy sweats & tank top for road home
  • Going home outfit for baby
  • Newborn mittens (didn't bring these =/)
  • Binky
  • Mombo nursing pillow
  • Cell phone charger
  • Flip flops
  • Shower essentials
  • Toothbrush & toothpaste (I forgot this!! I felt so gross the next day!)
  • Make up (I remembered this, but didn't use it)
  • Make up removing wipes
  • Chapstick (this is a MUST! My lips got so dry at the hospital, it was awful)
  • Underwear
  • Bra 
  • Hair ties & Bobby pins
  • Insurance card & IDs (forgot this, didn't need it at our hospital)
  • Carseat w/newborn insert
  • Prenatals if breastfeeding
  • Colace
  • Breast pads
  • Nipple cream
(Tip: Always call hospital to see what they provide. Ours provides diapers, wipes, formula if necessary, newborn clothes, blankets, booger grabber, pads, mesh underwear, tucks witch-hazel pads, ice packs, & dermoplast spray)

Anyway, these in my opinion are the bare necessities. They had a room at our hospital with crackers, drinks & other miscellaneous snacks that were great for us & especially our toddler along with the other items I mentioned above, so please call your hospital ahead of time to find out what they provide so you are not packing unnecessary items. 

Good luck!!

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