I’ve seen insane Pinterest boards on what to pack in your hospital bag that include candles, portable speakers, a glam squad (not really, but might as well), etc.
The nurse at our child care class this weekend said to bring a going home outfit for you and baby, and maybe a nursing pillow.
Two completely opposite ends of the spectrum.
So, moms. What do I really need to bring?
This is what I used from my bag last time and what I plan on bringing this time.
Going home outfit (a newborn and a 0-3 since I don’t know what size he will be), hat, swaddle blanket, thick blanket in case it is breezy, pacifier
Something to wear home, a couple of nightgowns that are breastfeeding friendly for the hospital, nursing bras, nursing pads, gel nursing pads, make up, toothbrush, comb, hair ties, slippers, kindle, favorite tea bags, chapstick, lots of lotion, camera
Nothing :). Last time I packed snacks, clothes, etc but we live close to the hospital and he ended up sleeping at home so we didn’t need any of it. Now that we have Miles, he is planning on coming home to do bedtime and wakeup with him so he will be home at night again.