I’ve been doing nearly obsessive research on what I need to pack for the hospital. I love all of the hospital bag posts I’ve seen, but I’ve noticed that most of the stuff in the bag is for the recovering mother (as it should be, hats off to you ladies). This has left me wondering what in the world to put into our hospital bag.
I’ve asked for lots of advice, and this is what I’ve put together:
#1 Camera. I love this camera, and it’s way better than our phones.
#2 Mittens. We don’t want our baby’s little face scratched up.
#3 Boppy. I’m still on the fence with the Boppy. Half of the people I’ve talked to say that they didn’t use it, and the other half did. In order to be less bogged down with stuff, we may just use the pillows the hospital has.
#4: Going home outfits. I’m bringing a newborn size and a 0-3mo. The doctor guessed that the baby will be big, so I’m already a little sad that we won’t use the newborn clothes!
#5 Carseat. Duh.
#6 Hats. I’m told these are important to have.
#7 Socks. I’m told that mittens can be replaced by socks, but they’re so small anyway. They’ll both fit.
We’ll have to bring a phone charger, but I’m not really planning much else on an entertainment level. I’m one of those people who takes tons of books and magazines for road trips and then never looks at one. I’m going to go with less on this one and see how it works. If I get bored (which I don’t anticipate) I’ll read something (Hellobee!) on my phone.
Ok now, what have I forgotten?