countdown to baby: hospital go-bag packing list

I am 37 weeks pregnant today, officially full-term! Baby could arrive any day now! Graydon was born exactly one week before his due date, and I was completely unprepared. This time, rather than throwing together a hospital go-bag in between contractions, I started prepping all the essentials ahead of time. Everything is basically packed and ready to go, minus a few last minute things that I use day-to-day. Here's a peek inside my bag, with a full packing list below!

Hospital Bag Packing List

For Mom:
1. Flip-flops/Slippers
2. Cozy Socks
3. Nursing Bra/Nursing Pads
4. Nursing Pajamas/Robe
5. Underwear*
6. Maxi Pads
7. Going Home Outfit**
8. Toothbrush/Toothpaste
9. Shampoo/Conditioner/Dry Shampoo
10. Bobby Pins/Hair Ties/Headband
11. Deoderant
12. Contact Case/Solution
13. Glasses
14. Lip Balm
15. Hand Lotion
16. Nipple Cream
17. Face Wash/Moisturizer
18. Makeup
19. Any other toiletries you need to feel human
20. Saltines/Rice Cakes***
21. Wallet/I.D./Insurance Card

*You will be wearing pads for at least a month after baby is born, so invest in some cheap, comfy undies, like these.
**Your body will still look about 6 months pregnant when you leave the hospital, so pack maternity clothes.
***Immediately after Graydon was born, I couldn't keep anything down except super mild, easily digested snacks. I will be forever grateful to my mother-in-law for showing up at the hospital with Saltines.

For Baby:
1. Diapers/Wipes
2. Swaddle Blankets
3. Hat
4. Going Home Outfit
5. Sibling Gift (a little something to give your older kid/s, from the new baby)

For Your Partner:
1. Toiletries (toothbrush, deoderant, glasses, etc.)
2. Extra Clothes
3. Slippers/Flip Flops
4. Pillow/Blanket
5. Wallet/I.D./Insurance Card
6. List of people to call when baby arrives

1. Cell Phones (loaded with music, apps, etc.)
2. Camera
3. Chargers for all devices
4. Magazines/Other light reading
5. Gift/Thank You for nurses

For the Car:
1. Infant Car Seat
2. Towel/Trash Bags (to sit on in case water breaks en route to the hospital)

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