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Hospital Bag Checklist

Packing for the Hospital

Especially for first-time parents, packing a hospital bag can be difficult. Our handy checklist will help you make sure you’ve got all the basics ready to go.

  • Robe, slippers, and pajamas
  • Cosmetics and deodorant
  • Toothbrush, toothpaste, and hair care items
  • Comfortable clothes
  • Breastfeeding supplies
  • Peri-pads
  • Paper and writing utensils
  • Lamaze manual
  • Talcum powder or lotion
  • Lip balm or lip gloss
  • Socks
  • Eyeglasses or contact lens case
  • Camera, video camera, battery/charger
  • MP3 player, magazine or light reading material, CDs or DVDs
  • Phone numbers, insurance card, and photo ID
  • Birth ball and tools for back labor
  • Cell phone charger
  • Personal pillow, if you prefer

Items for baby:

  • Car seat—please bring to your room
  • Going home outfit
  • Outfit for professional photo
  • Blanket and a diaper bag