Packing List for Your Hospital Stay

Want to make sure you remember to pack everything you’ll need for your stay at the hospital?

Below is a list of things experienced moms recommend. Margaret Mary supplies diapers, formula, a hat and blankets.

For Mom:

  • Insurance Card
  • Hair bands for long hair
  • Toiletries (toothbrush, toothpaste, brush, lip balm, deodorant, makeup)
  • Eyeglasses or contacts and supplies (if needed)
  • Bathrobe, pajamas or nightgown
  • Slippers and socks
  • Nursing bra and nursing pads
  • Supportive bra (if you are not going to breastfeed)
  • Underwear
  • Address book and cell phone
  • A going-home outfit – Bring something roomy and easy to get into.
  • Magazines/books
  • Games, cards, crossword puzzles
  • Laptop
  • Focal point during labor, if you choose

For Dad:

  • Change of clothes
  • Personal toiletries
  • Camera/Video camera
  • Something to read

For Baby:

  • Rear-facing car seat – You can’t drive your baby home without one!
  • Going-home outfit
  • Outfit for baby’s picture
  • Receiving blanket
  • Socks/booties
  • A hat or hair bow, if you choose