We are on the official baby watch. My due date is in less than a week, but let’s be real this is my kid, and I am always early everywhere. Also I am ready to NOT be pregnant anymore. Today I am sharing what’s in my hospital bag. Obviously I have some other things coming with us not included, but these are the main things I figure I will need. I did extensive Pinterest research on the subject as well as asked A LOT of friends what they did and did not need/use.
What’s In My Hospital Bag
I have always loved Vera Bradley bags and the extra large duffle is PERFECT for my hospital bag. I also use their toiletry bags for makeup, skincare, etc.
I will be taking our nursing pillow so that I can get used to using it. Hoping the whole breastfeeding thing works for us! Fingers crossed.
We ordered a really sweet personalized coming home outfit from Etsy. While that is not the exact one we used (saving that for a surprise) I really love this option.
Everyone told me to pack slippers for walking around my room and the halls after I give birth and these from J.Crew are SO COZY! I have two pairs and I love them.
I have a few pairs of these Everly Grey pajamas and they are so comfy. I wore some during pregnancy and I have a few pairs for after. They are perfect for lounging and nursing and look somewhat put together for company.
I also was told to pack some fuzzy socks for during labor and after. Feet apparently get very cold in the hospital. I think I am ready with these fuzzy Ugg socks.
Obviously I need one of my extra long Anker 10ft iPhone cables. Who knows where outlets are and I need to be able to update friends and family!
I am also of course taking my iPad which has everything on it from Netflix to podcasts. Who knows how long labor will take.
I don’t plan to pack much makeup aside from mascara, concealer, and brow gel. But this Charlotte Tilbury makeup bag is perfect for a small amount of makeup for touch ups!
For going home I plan to wear Uggs (hello February), a giant hoodie and these Nordstrom Lingerie lounge pants. I have several pairs and they are perfect for lounging around after baby.
Obviously things like toiletries, a nursing bra, and other items are in my hospital bag, but these are just a few of the things that were not only suggested to me but things I really feel I will need.
Another idea if you want to forgo all this stuff and the hassle of packing a bag yourself is to check out Duckworth! They recently sent me one of their bags and you better believe it all made it into my hospital bag as well! Birth is a time where you probably don’t feel very pretty or luxurious and Duckworth is all about treating mommas!
Duckworth is the ultimate Bundle Bag to help new and expectant mamas feel sexy this Valentine’s Day, in the hospital, and beyond. Add a hint of mint to your gift guides with Duckworth luxury pajamas and a bra and panty set that will make mama feel special during a time when she needs it most.
(image via Duckworth)
I love the super soft robe, and socks especially. It also came with this AMAZING outfit to go home in. VERY soft lounge pants and a long sleeve top which are perfect for the weird in between weather and to be comfy. It also has a gorgeous bra and underwear set perfect to feel pretty but also functional and comfortable. The luxurious toiletries are amazing and I know it’s going to make my hospital stay SO MUCH better having so many little luxuries! In addition to those things was a set of soft towels (because who wouldn’t want their own towels) and a really great water bottle. Perfect for being extra thirsty post delivery! It all came in a great tote bag that I can use forever. Having an extra tote bag to take home gifts and goodies from the hospital is perfect!
Basically, if you ever wondered what kind of luxuries would make a hospital stay feel more like a hotel and make your post-delivery recovery a little better. This is it! If you have any expecting momma friends you should send them the link to Duckworth!
I would love to know if you have any suggestions on what I should pack and whats missing from my hospital bag.