Yet another hospital bag question! Kimmy Gibbler 2 kids; Grapevine, Texas 8039 posts
14th Jan '13

When did you prepare a hospital bag and what all did you put in it?? I'm 34 weeks 2 days and noticing that I'm starting to nest. Lol

Commander Shepard 18 kids; Jacksonville, Florida 6447 posts
14th Jan '13

I did mine at 35 weeks. It's in the trunk of our car.

ETA: I didn't say what's in it. Sweats and a couple of shirts for me, a few outfit choices for the baby (crazy weather), panties I don't mind bleeding all over, a bath robe to throw over my shoulders so my butt isn't hanging out when I get up to pee, toiletries, a few changes of clothes for DH, and his snacks.

kr.r 1 child; Dallas, TX, United States 8735 posts
14th Jan '13

While I was in labour, heh. I just brought my camera, the clothes I had on me, and a onesie and some blankets for the baby. Wasn't a hospital birth though and I knew I was leaving that same day, so there was no need to bring much along. Stayed for less than 6 hours and they provided smoothies and food for me. They made me wheat pancakes with the yummiest syrup right after I was done, mmmm. :D

Squeaky McGee 2 kids; 3 angel babies; Indiana 63826 posts
14th Jan '13

I threw mine together after my water broke. I packed yoga pants, stretchy tees, several pairs of underwear, toiletries, camera, batteries for camera, baby book, phone charger. I forgot pajamas and socks, lol.

[♥]Mrs. Taylor 18 kids; Texas 12250 posts
14th Jan '13

Granny panties
Chap stick
Phone/camera/ laptop charger
Comfortable clothes to come home in
Shampoo / conditioner
Body wash
Tooth brush/ toothpaste
Hair ties/bobby pins

I packed mine at 37 weeks

For the baby I packed a LOT of unnecessary stuff. the hospital provided everything I needed except for a coming home outfit. If you're not breastfeeding they even supplied formula.

Fairy [God] Mother Due February 23 (girl); 17 kids; Stratham, New Hampshire 7085 posts
14th Jan '13

I'm a big overpacked but this is my list I have thrown together so far!

Hospital Bag Checklist!

Coming home outfit & jacket
Few sleepers
Diaper bag
3 outfits for me
3 outfits for J
Cell charger
Blanket for over carseat
Camera (find charger)
Light baby blanket
Wet wipes
Wallet (ins card & id)
Comfy bras
Nightgown pjs
Granny panties
Gift for Ethan
Flip flops for the shower
Mini toiletries
Socks for me
Outfit for me to come home in
Hair ties
Breast pads
Make up
Nursing cover

Emma+Abby+Logan+Charlotte 4 kids; Oregon 3626 posts
14th Jan '13

For my first two I had them packed around 38 weeks . With my third I started packing in my 35 th week because I had the urge to . I had it completely packed around 36 weeks which was a good thing since i went into labor four days later lol!

----&& 2 kids; Scituate, Rhode Island 3903 posts
14th Jan '13

I'm 35 wks, I have the baby's things packed but all the clothes and things I'm going to take I use on a regular basis so prob wont pack until go time.

Mr's&Family* 2 kids; Arizona 3612 posts
14th Jan '13

I'm 30 weeks 3 days and baby boys stuff is already packed. Only thing left is my stuff, toiletries and car seat.

But in my bag I have (my check list):

-3 onesies. Two newborn one 0-3 months.
-2 outfits. One newborn one 0-3 months.
-scratch mittens
-baby book (for footprints)
-car seat (in car)

-2 nursing bras
-nursing tank top
-2 comfy pants
-flip flops (for shower)
-2 comfy shirts
-toiletries bag (shampoo, conditioner, body wash, sm. toothpaste, toothbrush, hair clip, makeup, chapstick, face wash/moisturizer, lotion)
-Camera with charger
-iPad with charger

That's about it. Oh and a gift for DD for becoming a big sissy :)