What’s in my hospital bag for baby #2

Here’s a look at what I put in my hospital bag for my second child. The first time I packed enough for two to three days and ended up staying much longer in the hospital. Honestly it wasn’t a big deal as my partner could just run out and grab what I needed.

Every mom’s experience is different, so if you think you might need something, it won’t hurt to bring it with you.

This time around, I’ll stick with the basics — and pack a few extra items — just in case.

What’s in my hospital bag for baby #2

robe + Slippers: Since I deliver in the winter, I bring a plush robe and slippers to stay warm and cosy.

Comfortable sweaters – I went home in a flowy dress last time, and it was comfortable since it was summer in Australia. This time I’m bringing a pair of oversized sweats and a sweater for my home outfit.

Panties – I just bought several pairs of Boody to wear during postpartum recovery. They are so soft!

maternity padsdisposable underwear – I highly recommend bringing your own. While some people say the hospital can provide these for you, I don’t want to ask someone to bring me a pad every time I need one. It’s so much easier to just take it out of your bag.

nursing bra – Put a couple of nursing bras and nursing tanks in my bag. I’ve listed some of my favorites in this postpartum recovery post.

socks: A few pairs of suits because my feet are always cold.

toiletry bag – Shampoo, conditioner, body wash, lip balm, lotion and a few other essentials.

Snacks + Water bottle – I’m not a fan of hospital food, and I bet you aren’t either. I’ll stock up on my favorite snacks and a few frozen meals just in case (even though food might be the last thing on your mind during labour.)

What not to forget – Your charger, music playlist and car seat! I also plan to bring a pen and notebook with me as I remember wishing I had one the first time.

for baby

I bring a separate bag for the baby with two swaddles, an outfit to go home with, a few extra rompers and a cute hat. Here you will find the best gender neutral clothes for your bubba.

We are also planning to give our toddler a present from the baby.

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