Updated: What’s in my hospital bag

*Hey guys!  I’ve updated this post after having Caden and have put all my thoughts on what I would/wouldn’t bring in italics at the bottom of each section! Hope this helps!

Let’s start with my bag!


  • Pajamas-I’m packing 2 pairs that are nursing friendly… these are my favorites! **used
  • Robe-one that’s not too bulky (I love my Kate Spade robe, similar one here in black) *did not use
  • Outfit for going home (aka baggy pants and loose fitting top, I’m not concerned about looking cute on my 5 minute ride home!) *used
  • Shower sandals *used
  • fuzzy socks and ugg slippers *used

Postpartum Items:

  • Nursing bra (2) and tank (2) **used
  • Bellyband *did not use mine; used one hospital provided
  • Nipple butter *did not use mine; used one hospital provided


  • Lip balm **used
  • Small selection of makeup (tinted moisturizer, maybe some eyeliner) *did not use
  • Face moisturizer **used
  • Prenatal vitamins *did not use mine; used one hospital provided
  • Hairbrush **used
  • Body wash **used
  • Toothpaste/toothbrush **used
  • Contact solution, case, glasses **used
  • Shower cap (I won’t be washing my hair there) **used
  • Hair ties **used
  • Deodorant **used


  • Phone charger **used
  • Blanket & pillow **used
  • Boppy **used
  • Snacks **used
  • Light – to have at night (those bright hospital room lights at 3am are killer!) **used

For Baby.:

  • Outfit for going home Outfit for going home **used
  • Hat **used
  • Blanket for the car **used
  • Newborn nest – absolutely obsessed with the Newborn Nest! The founder of the company is was a labor & delivery nurse and the pieces (swaddle, fitted sheet, gown, blanket, headband/bow) are made beautifully. Can’t wait to wrap Baby C in this! Also, wonderful customer service…if you’re looking for an adorable way to show off your new baby this is it! *would also make a great baby shower gift!**used
  • Mittens/hand protectors **used
  • pacifiers-not crazy about the color/design but whatever does the trick! **used

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