hospital bag what to pack

Photo by Sydneysmoma89

who just gave birth in this photo -- gorgeous!

My husband wants us to start thinking about and preparing the hospital bag. I'm 25 weeks -- isn't he cute?

But it is a good idea because it's one of those things that can be forgotten about and who wants to be throwing things in a bag at the last minute?

I realized one thing I want in the bag -- slippers that will not be returning with me home. I want to get a cheap pair that will be my hospital stay only slippers and I'll throw them out before I leave so I don't trek any possible germs home with me.

I'm a slight germaphobe.

Many of us know the hospital bag essentials, but what about those unexpected musts? I've got a list!

CafeMoms attest that you'll be glad you had these additional items in your hospital bag:

  • Plastic flip flops for use in the shower. (Smart!)
  • Your own slippers and bathrobe. (I like the disposable slipper idea!)
  • A comfy and loose outfit to go home in, especially if you have a c-section.
  • Your own pillow, maybe even your own blanket.
  • Laptop.
  • CDs and DVDs.
  • Food.
  • Lavender Glade Plug In (to make the room smell nice and soothing).
  • Extra batteries/charger for the camera.
  • Maxi pads (hospital pads are huge). *Thanks to comments below, it's noted that huge pads are very necessary.
  • Boardgames.
  • Extra underwear and not the good kind. 

Have any other unexpected musts for the hospital bag? Do tell!

 

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