July 15, 2018
As your due date draws closer, it’s important to gather the must-haves you’ll need for your hospital stay.
We’ve created a helpful checklist detailing all the essentials; find out what you need to pack in two different hospital bags for mom (one for labor and one for post-partum), a hospital bag for your partner, and, of course, your baby hospital bag.
Looking for a specific packing list for your partner or for much-needed baby gear? Jump to your must-know section below:
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Lastly, there’s something you won’t take to the hospital, but you’ll want it set up at home before you have your baby – a newborn bedside crib or bassinet. You’ll want your baby close to you for nighttime feedings and diaper changes, as well as just the peace of mind of hearing him breathing. You’ll rest easier knowing that he is right next to you, comfortable and safely sleeping.
As you enter your third trimester, it’s time to start thinking about packing your hospital bag. These last 12 weeks will go by quickly, and you’ll want to be ready when the time comes.
So, as you start thinking about scheduling maternity pictures, start your packing process as well.
It’s a good idea to have everything packed and ready at least a few weeks ahead of your due date. Once it’s packed, you can just leave it in your car—zero chance of forgetting it when the big day arrives.
With our comprehensive downloadable list, you’ll be prepared to make your hospital stay more comfortable and less stressful for the arrival of your little one.
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