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Lifestyle 11 months ago

hospital bag checklist

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so i am officially 38 weeks pregnant tomorrow, which is actually when shiloh arrived! so we’re in full on baby watch mode over here / michael and i have also been in full on nesting mode the past week or two! we both have our hospital bags packed and ready to go. wanted to share with you guys what’s in my bag / the items that i think are key for having in the hospital!

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when i had shiloh i had some things in my bag that were kind of unnecessary haha so this time i’ve narrowed it down to the items i know i’ll want and use. i feel like people always say ‘you don’t need a lot!’ which is true…but also…you want to be as comfortable as possible so bring whatever you need to really feel your best in the hospital.

y'all already know my obsession with dagne dover bags! this is the same duffle bag i use for all our weekend trips + the bag i used when i went to the hospital with shiloh. the quality is so good, i love the different compartments, and it can hold SO much!

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what’s in my hospital bag

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for baby

also bringing bows, a baby name sign for photos, and another swaddle blanket for photos!

for mama

i never miss a day of my LMNT electrolyte drink. so important in helping you stay hydrated + maintain healthy magnesium levels. this will be even more crucial after labor and while i start nursing baby girl!

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another must for staying hydrated before / during / after labor! bringing my 40oz size to help me drink as much water as possible and i love that the stanley will keep the water nice and cold.

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i definitely suggest bringing your coziest pajamas to the hospital that are nursing friendly! i have this eberjey set in so many colors and they feel sooo luxe but still lightweight!

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when i had shiloh i remember my feet being FREEZING in the hospital because they keep those rooms so cold. tbh that's very hard to imagine now that it's august in texas lol i can't imagine being cold. BUT bringing these just in case the rooms are freezing!

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i'm bringing my entire cosmetic bag with skincare products in it to the hospital...and made sure to also pack this lip mask. i remember my lips getting so chapped / dry during labor so this will definitely help keep them hydrated! i highly recommend bringing some type of hydrating lip balm or treatment!

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tbh i never go anywhere without one of these hair clips haha and i have a feeling i'll want a quick and easy way to put my hair up during labor! sometimes hair ties give me a headache and these never do!

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bringing a few different nursing bras to the hospital and love how lightweight / cozy this one is!

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don't forget to pack your 'going home' outfit! i wanted something really loose and nursing friendly!

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sooo without going into too much detail...going #2 after labor / delivery is no freaking joke. you definitely want to be proactive about taking stool softeners or something to keep you 'regular'. sometimes the hospital will give you a prescription but i'm bringing oxypowder just in case because these are always very helpful for me in that area!

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i highly doubt i will have the energy to wash my hair after labor and delivery but i'm sure my hair will be NASTY lol so dry shampoo to the rescue!

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bringing a nursing pillow to the hospital is really helpful while you and your baby are learning to breastfeed! when they're still so teeny tiny (and after you just went through labor) having a nursing pillow gives you that extra support!

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we are bringing a bluetooth speaker so that we can play our own music in the delivery room during labor / delivery! i have my playlist ready to go!

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a few other things i’m bringing…

-essential oils + a diffuser to help create a calming, peaceful environment

-makeup bag with just my essentials

-snacks: healthy eating on the go bars, purely elizabeth granola, and miracle milkookies!

-phone charger with extra long cable

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okay am i missing anything?! please comment below and let me know if you had any MUSTS in your hospital bag that i’m forgetting! thanks for reading!

xo Lauren

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