My Hospital Bag for C-Section Delivery. What I Actually Used.

If you are anything like me, then you probably searched the internet high and low looking for what you should pack and take with you to the hospital to meet your precious baby.

I had no idea what to bring and my hospital provided no guidance. ( I guess they figured I should know these things lol)

Well after much research and a sprinkle of common sense I successfully packed for my 4 day hospital stay. I will let you guys know everything I packed, what I used, and what I didn’t use at all.

Momma’s Bag

  • Laptop –didn’t use
  • Tablet- I didn’t use but hubby did
  • 5 change of undergarments-didn’t use, I stayed in the mesh panties that they give you (very comfy after having been cut open) and I went without a bra until it was time to go home.
  • 3 outfits- I only used 2. I stayed in the hospital gown the first 2 days, changed day 3 and then went home day 4.
  • My Own Pillow- didn’t use, in fact I left it in the car.
  • Camera-didn’t use, used my phone
  • Toothbrush/toothpaste- Used it!
  • Hand sanitizer- Used it!
  • Socks- didn’t use, Used the hospital’s
  • Phone Charger- Used it!
  • My own wash cloth/towel- Used it!
  • My own soap- Used it!
  • My own Blanket- didn’t use
  • Deodorant- Used it!
  • Chapstick- Used it! A lot!
  • Wallet- Used it!
  • Slippers- Didn’t use!
  • Nursing Bra- didn’t use!

Baby’s Bag

  • 4 outfits- Only Used 2, one for pictures and the other to go home
  • Socks and hats- didn’t use, Used the hospital’s
  • Diapers- didn’t use, hospital provided
  • Swaddle blanket- Used just to take pictures, hospital provided
  • Folder to put all paper given to me- didn’t use, hospital provided
  • Baby book- didn’t use!
  • Boppy Pillow- didn’t use!

Dad’s Bag

  • 4 Outfits- Used it!
  • Change of under clothes-Used it!
  • Toothbrush/toothpaste-Used it!
  • Deodorant- Used it!
  • Extra pillow- Didn’t Use
  • Extra Blanket-Didn’t use!
  • Wash cloth/towel- Used it!
  • Own Soap-Used it!
  • Snacks-Used it!
  • Bottled water-didn’t use, hospital provided
  • Wallet- Used it!
  • Slippers-Used it!

I was able to get all of our things into just 2 bags! As you can see, we didn’t use a lot of the stuff we brought. My hospital pretty much provided everything, especially for me and the baby. All we really needed was clothes and toiletries.

All hospital are different and what they provide may vary. I recommend calling the maternity ward you will be delivering at and asking what they provide. This will give you better insight on what to pack.

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