What to Pack in Your Hospital Bag

I just came across this informative inforgraphic by Copy Cat Chic about what to pack in your hospital bag as you prepare for the birth of your child. I hope you find it helpful.
For Mama
1. robe | a cute robe to cover up that hospital gown
2. nursing pajamas | one pair of decent looking pjs for company or pictures
3. cardigan | for the going home outfit, if it’s chilly outside
4. nursing top | better start getting used to wearing these, part of the new uniform
5. nursing bras | comfy sleep nursing bras
6. shrink those hips | have to try this gadget this time around!
7. slippers | washable slippers with rubber soles for getting around
8. comfy pants | for going home in, stick with maternity for awhile
9. slip on boots | slip right on and super cozy
For the Bebe
10. carseat | goes without saying, we used this one with Arden
11. swaddle blankets | your own, so you don’t have to bring home any of the hospital’s
12. carseat footmuff | to keep baby cozy for the drive
13. hat | keep that noogin nice and warm
14. soft baby outfit | you want baby comfy & warm
15. socks | keep those tootsies toasty
16. mittens | protect baby from scratching themselves
17. toiletry case | a cute case is always nice
18. bottom balm | this helps so much
19. nipple butter | a nice natural alternative and great as lip balm too!
20. bottom spray | I LOVED this stuff when I had Arden
21. mama spray | keep Mama happy and refreshed
22. breast pads | just in case
23. hospital bag | gotta keep all this stuff somewhere!
24. headphones | for labor if you need to zone
25. camera | to capture the memories
26. bluetooth speaker | so you can listen to relaxing music during labor while your iphone is charging (so key!).
Don’t forget 
standard toiletries
iphone | ipad | chargers
playlists set up for labor
driver’s license
insurance card
cash for parking (just in case)
snacks for daddy & anyone laboring with you
treats for nurses as a thank you
birth plan if you have one




Other moms have added a few things that were left out in this infographic
  • A headband
  • Showering slippers


Remember also to have your NHIF contribution up to date. It can help a great deal especially if you do not have another medical cover. You can simply pay though your phone via mpesa or airtel money using the NHIF Paybill.

Until we see each other again, 

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