Monday, February 14, 2011

Jennifer’s Hospital Bag

As requested...
Important Papers/Information (in folder)
  • Index card with critical info (Name, Kaiser #, Doctor/Midwife name, Kaiser L&D number, Dave’s cell)
  • Birth certificate forms (filled out already)
  • Breastfeeding/pooping log forms
  • Birth Plan
  • Contact List of emergency numbers
For Jennifer
  • Nursing sports bra and tank top
  • Nursing night gown
  • Going home outfit (tank, casual pants, sweater)
  • Slippers
  • No-slip socks (2 pairs)
  • Toiletries (small shampoo/conditioner/face wash/tooth paste/toothbrush)
  • Hair Brush
  • Chap stick
  • Stretchy headband, bobby pins, ponytail holder
  • Nipple cream
  • Disposable breast pads
For Baby Andrew
  • Going home outfit
  • Sleeper w/hat (2 sets)
  • Socks (3 pairs)
  • Knit blanket from Grandma T
  • Receiving Blankets
  • Burp Clothes
  • Car seat installed in car w/warm blanket in case of cold weather*
For Labor/Delivery/Hospital Stay
  • Water Bottles (2)*
  • Snacks for Dave (needed WAY more)
  • Jolly Ranchers
  • Flip Camera w/charger
  • Playing Cards
  • Tennis balls in a sock*
  • Dave's stuff to spend the night
Last Minute Additions to Hospital Bag (Day of):
  • Camera (point and shoot)
  • Camera (Canon)
  • Cell phone charger (Jennifer)
  • Cell phone charger (Dave)
  • iPad w/charger
  • Make-up
  • Sweater/Jacket for Dave
  • Maternity Underwear (Going Home)
  • Boppy Pillow
  • Pillow w/colored pillowcase (wanted too)
  • Fuzzy Blanket for Jennifer
The *s are things that aren't in the bag yet, but will be soon :).
Been there, done that mommies: If I'm missing something, let me know!
Thanks to Robyn and Kristy for the blue items added to the list.

The things that look like this, I didn't use.


  1. Kaiser gives you the paperwork you're bringing. They gave me a nicely organized folder with the poop/pee/feeding chart, birth cert info, insurance info, and a few other things. They are surprisingly organized.
    Also, I don't see anything on the list for Dave? Is he staying the night with you?
    If you're going to dress Drew in sleepers you likely won't need socks. I would say bring receiving blankets but that might be what the knit blankets are.
    Also, make sure you empty out the room when you leave. Take all the diapers you can! :)

  2. Seriously, you're bringing makeup? I would think that'd be pretty low on my priority list.

  3. I didn't shower either time at the hospital so I didn't even bother bringing shampoo and stuff (tooth brush, toothpaste and even mouth wash I used), I had those Dove waterless face wipes with Caleb and they were great! I was so sore, the less I had to get out of bed, the better. Make-up was a definate! Brought and used! Both times!

  4. Bring old nasty socks with you and a pair of slippers...I know they mop but the thought of walking on the hospital floor in good socks or without socks grossed me out. Any my hospital sent home the mesh underwear which were great for the first few days home. Before you go home request extra pads, mesh underwear, and the numbing spray. My cousin told me to request extra because it is really hard to find and trust me you don't want to run out!

  5. question, what is the tennis ball in the sock for?

    I like that you have so many friends that just went through all this, I don't have too many, so I get to hop on your back and use all their suggestions too!