What’s in Baby’s Hospital Bag

So last week I shared with you a peek inside what I am bringing with me to the hospital for Labor & Delivery. Thanks so much for your great suggestions & comments – we have added some speakers, I have a playlist ready to go & of course all our chargers are included as well!

Today I wanted to share with you what we are bringing with us to the hospital for Baby Brinkley! Obviously, during labor this bag will hang out in the car & I know the hospital will provide a good amount of things initially but we wanted to bring some extra goodies with us just in case, to make sure he’s extra comfortable, and for his first trip out into the world home.

Here is a list of what we have included in Baby’s Hospital Bag – check out what we are bringing and let me know if there is anything you think we are forgetting as well as what we really will need & what we really won’t need! I may have overpacked a tad, which I am well aware of, but you never really know how long we will be in the hospital and it’s better to be prepared!

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Baby's Hospital Bag

1- I fell in love with my Diaper Bag long before I even knew I was pregnant. I just love the look, the shape & all the fun patterns that this bag comes in – plus it’s super functional and can be worn as a cross-body bag or a backpack and has a built in changing pad too. I can’t wait to use it!

2- We also packed some Pacifiers {apparently these are some of the best ones – at least that’s the word on the street?} Even though I don’t want to give them at first {due to nipple confusion} I’m bringing them just in case, since I know our hospital doesn’t provide them.

3- We got this Shearling Fur Hat, Mittens, and Booties set as a shower gift {can you bring too many booties to the hospital?!} – and I’m excited to have them on hand for his first adventure into the outside world – Hey! It’s January & it’s cold! Got to bundle the little guy up!

4- These Swaddle Blankets are all the rage with new moms. I have been told by everyone I know that I need them in my life and will use them for literally everything. I was lucky enough to get a few different patterns at my showers and I love both the bamboo & muslin fabrics!

5- I’ve heard amazing things about these Fleece Booties & as a baby being born in the Winter, I’m sure Baby Brinks is going to get a lot of use out of these! Is it wrong to want them in ALL.THE.COLORS? It was hard to pick which one I wanted but I figured chocolate was a good place to start.

6- Packing some extra socks – they are small & easy to pack – Did I mention I enjoy stripes?

7- I am so excited about Baby Brinkley’s Going home outfit – it’s not this one exactly, but it’s similar. Can’t wait to see him in it!

8- You probably know my love for elephants at this point so we are bringing a warm blanket & soother for good measure too!

9- Not sure what the temperature is going to be – could be really cold – so I’m throwing in this velour one-piece too, just in case. Plus I think it’s adorable.

***Not included in the photo but also included in the bag are the rest of the diaper bag essentials – diapers,  wipes, sanitizer, etc. as well as white long sleeve onesies and homemade baby hats.

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What else does Baby Brinkley need in the hospital?

Anything we are forgetting? Anything we do/do not need?

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6 Comments

  • Reply Brittney January 13, 2014 at 10:37 am

    The Zutano booties are awesome, you guys will love those. I have them in two colors and use them all the time. I would suggest maybe bringing a hoodie or light jacket for him to wear over whatever outfit he is wearing home. Allie was born in February and we had her in a fleece sleeper, hoodie, hat, and mittens for the drive home. It just adds an extra layer of warmth but won’t be too bulky in the car seat straps. Also bring a warm blanket to go over the car seat for the car ride home.

  • Reply Marisol January 13, 2014 at 11:31 am

    I registered for a lot of the same items! Especially the Zutano booties (my sister-in-law loves their stuff), paci’s, and swaddle blankets. I think my cousin gave us a little elephant as well. From all the lists that I’ve seen online, I think what you have is great. Of course, I have no experience. Our doulas are sending us a list that they’ve provided and find good. We’re going to work on our bags this weekend. Although I’m only 33 weeks, after the complication I had since the 1st, I’m just a little worried that he’ll come sooner that term—but I’m keeping my fingers crossed that he doesn’t. 🙂

  • Reply Leanne January 13, 2014 at 4:11 pm

    I’ll be honest…my packed baby bag was almost identical to yours (I even have the exact same diaper bag!), but the only thing we actually used in it was the going home outfit, which included a hat and mittens. I think most hospitals will give you one paci (the kind you have included) because while they perform the circumcision they dip a paci in a little sugar water and let the baby suck on it. The hospital literally had everything we could possible need and we were in such a state of euphoria (ok, and a little shock), that we never even thought to dig stuff out. I would add a blanket to go over them in the car seat on the way home. Oh, and bring your baby book! I was so happy I had mine so I could document stuff when it was fresh on my mind. I also had the nurse do his hand and foot prints right in it:-)

  • Reply Patty O January 13, 2014 at 4:35 pm

    Baby Brinkley’s Hospital Bag looks perfect! I would add a warm blanket for the ride home (your pretty blue/fleece one) would keep him toasty!

  • Reply Ashley January 14, 2014 at 1:23 pm

    So excited for you Leslie! Bring your baby book – the hospital will do the footprints in it when they do the birth certificate. I also brought a few flameless candles, it was really nice to turn out the glaring hospital lights and just have some dim, soothing lighting during labor.
    Good luck with everything! Sending you such good energy!

  • Reply Desiree January 15, 2014 at 9:43 pm

    Halo swaddle sleep sack- although the hospital may provide.

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