Packing for the hospital checklist

Packing for the hospital checklist

Everything for you, your coach, and the baby

By the YeahBaby.com editorial staff

Packing for the hospital checklist

We have everything for the mom-to-be, the coach, and the baby.

For Mommy

  • Birth plan
  • prefilled hospital preregistration forms
  • Prefilled health insurance forms
  • Nightgown or comfortable shirt in which to give birth
  • Your favorite music to listen to during labor
  • Extra pillows to keep you comfortable during labor
  • Your favorite magazines, books, or anything to pass the time
  • Focal point object
  • Bathrobes, lounge wear, and night gowns. For those breastfeeding, bring nightgowns with a front close
  • Your favorite slippers and a few pair of socks
  • Additional pairs of underwear
  • Personal hygiene items (toothbrush, toothpaste, soap, shampoo, conditioner, deodorant)
  • Contacts and/or glasses
  • Cosmetics such as makeup, hair brushes, and hair products
  • Body lotions
  • Lip balm or hard candies to keep mouth moist
  • Your own sanitary pads
  • Nursing bra
  • Comfortable and loose clothing for the trip home

For Daddy or Coach

  • A diary to document all the day´s happenings
  • Digital camera, film camera, or camcorder
  • Plenty of batteries and film for cameras and camcorder
  • Massage oils for for your partner during labor
  • A back massager
  • A watch with to measure contractions
  • Magazines, books, or anything else to pass the time
  • The phone numbers and contact information for all you will want to call
  • a cell phone with recharger or a phone card
  • Snacks and munchies, with plenty of money for the hospital commisary
  • Change of clothes
  • Toiletries including toothbrush, toothpaste, shampoo, deodorant, etc.

For the Baby

  • Receiving blanket
  • Plenty of diapers
  • Baby quilt or warm blanket if it is cold outside
  • Outfit to wear home
  • Socks or booties
  • A baby cap (typically given by the hospital)
  • A baby seat for the car

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