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The Ultimate Packing List for Your Labor and Delivery Hospital Bag
Comfortable pajamas (With a top you can button-up or pull down if you plan on nursing)
Robe (To keep you warm and cozy, and allow you to quickly cover up when visitors arrive or nurses pop in)
Comfy slippers and cozy socks
Cotton underwear (Bring maternity underwear or other pairs that you don’t mind getting ruined)
A going home outfit for yourself (something loose—you’ll still look several months pregnant—and with easy access for nursing)
Charger for your phone and any other devices
Toiletries (Don’t forget your toothbrush, toothpaste, face wash, and moisturizer)
Anything else that will help you relax (your own pillow or pillowcase, a playlist, pictures of loved ones, lavender spray, etc.)
Eye mask (There will be some lights left on 24/7, so if you need complete darkness to get any real shut-eye, I highly recommend an eye mask.)
Any necessary hospital paperwork
A notepad or journal and pen
Everything you need for baby:
An installed car seat.
Clothes to bring baby home in multiple sizes. Include socks, a hat, and mittens so they can’t scratch their face.
A receiving blanket or swaddle for ride home.
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