What to pack in your hospital bag?


What to pack in your hospital bag?

Today marks my 39 weeks pregnancy and all I can think of is taking my first stroll with our baby boy. Obviously, the baby first needs to choose his birth day. And for that moment, the bags are packed as it can start any moment now. As I wish to deliver the baby in the hospital, I want to share with you what I packed in my hospital bag. Well actually… I packed multiple hospital bags. Because even though I’m not supposed to stay very long in the hospital after the welcoming of our little boy, I’m sure to take one for the baby, one for mommy and also one for daddy. Maybe it is an overkill, but in times of stress I like things organised. And as I’m doing this all for the first time and have no idea what to expect, I like to be as prepared as possible. So what to pack in your hospital bag? Or bags, in my case.


The Baby Hospital Bag

For the baby we will use our chic and practical Childhome nursery bag (more here) that is mostly filled with clothing in three different sizes: premature, newborn and 1 month old, including matching hats and socks. We are also taking our GoGo from Puckababy with us to make sure we can wrap up the baby and keep him warm. We are bringing diapers and wipes, but I’m sure they will have these at the hospital as well. The car seat has also been installed in the car as you can’t leave the hospital without one. Ours is the Evoluna i-Size 2 from Kiddy and I absolutely love it. The Evoluna i-Size 2 was rated as the safest infant car seat. The optimised side impact protection as well as the one-click attachment to the Kiddy Isofix Base 2 not only make this infant car seat secure, but also highly user-friendly. And with the Evostar Light 1 stroller, this car seat can be taken out of the car with one click and easily be attached to the stroller so this mommy can take her little boy for a stroll. The only question is ‘When baby boy… when will you come out so we can go on a little adventure together?’


The Mommy Hospital Bag

My bag is packed as well. Of course I need all my papers like pregnancy details, birth plan and insurance cards. I will take two nightdresses which should be comfortable during labour (not sure if I will receive a hospital smock) and warm socks. My going home outfit is one of my favorite dresses as I think that that will be the most convenient and loafers. However, I also brought flip flops in case I can’t handle anything too tight, even around my feet. Nursing bras will also be needed from that moment; or a nursing tank. I will bring my phone, phone charger and camera. Now don’t get me wrong: I don’t want any photos during labour, but definitely a few in those first moments with the three of us. And of course toiletries as I think I will love being able to pull myself together post birth and freshen up whenever I feel like it. Think of makeup wipes, favorite lip balm, shampoo, makeup, comb and a handheld mirror in case I can’t get out of bed…


The Daddy Hospital Bag

The Daddy bag will include all the fun things, including a laptop and iPad so we can watch a movie during contractions. He will also carry a lot of snacks; not only for us, but also for the doctors. And he will also be the responsible one so he will keep the money, cards and keys of the house. As he might to freshen up as well, we will take an extra pair of clothes and toiletries like a toothbrush, toothpaste, deodorant, hair stuff, etc. as well.


So there will be a lot to bring to the hospital… I hope this post will help you one day when you have to start thinking about what to pack in your hospital bag!


Photography by Marinke Davelaar / @Marinke_photography

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