I can not believe that we had our last little babe!! It went by so fast and I’m already sad to think that it’s all over, but so unbelievably happy to have our little Harper girl here and have our family of seven complete! I thought since I’ve been through this just a handful of times that I would share some of my favorite + must have items of what to pack in your hospital bag.
. . HOSPITAL BAG ESSENTIALS . .
Also, I have been getting a ton a emails asking what I “specifically” love to pack in my hospital bag — so this post is for you friends. Below are some items I have come to need throughout the years with all 5 of my babies in those first few days at the hospital. I hope you love them as much as I do!
And…thank you so much for all your love and support through this crazy + wild journey of ours. You all have been so sweet with your comments and emails since Harpers birth. I’ll be sharing some postpartum essentials on the blog in the next few weeks, so make sure you check back and don’t miss it! Love you all!
xx – kails
packing bag: I have loved my Birdling Bag since the day I got it. I’ve had it for a couple years now and I can pack pretty much all the kids for a weekend trip. It seriously is the best + it has organizational pockets inside!
robe + nightgown: I always like to bring a robe to the hospital. It is just easy to nurse in and you can cover up in a second for those last minute guests. Plus, who really wants to get dressed? Haha.
cardigan: Just another easy layer to cover up + warm up in and is also easy to undress for nursing.
compression underwear or leggings: I put these on as soon as I can walk! These compression underwear have always helped my hips go back down. I also like the higher wasted leggings cause these help with the compression around the stomach too! Defiantly a must have!!
belly bandit: I tried this for the first time after Houston + absolutely swear by it!! Honestly this thing got me back to my pre-pregnancy size faster and totally made my hips go back down!! Plus the added support for my back was great!
lily padz: I found these amazing Lily Padz with my second child and I will NEVER go back to normal nursing pads!! These are amazing and will stick to your skin + you don’t have to wear a bra at night!! Which to me is the best thing ever.
coming home outfit: I personally don’t love putting on jeans to come home from the hospital. I don’t feel ready and I’d rather have something loose and flowy while my belly is still going down. So I usually opt for a simple dress. I love this one and wore one like this home with Harper.
. . SHOP MOM HOSPITAL BAG . .
swaddle blankets: I love to swaddle my babies the first chance I get! The babies love it and it always helps them sleep better. These blankets are amazing because they are lightweight, big, and my babies stay swaddled in them!
two onesie outfits: They say that babies just need one extra layer. I like to bring a couple of onesie outfits along with me to the hospital. A favorite of mine is always the classic white onesies from gap.
binkis: The Nuk brand have always been the kind of binki’s / pacifiers that stay best in my babies mouths. I absolutely love this brand and have used them with every single one of my children. Crazy to think for ten years we have had these binki’s in our home.
. . SHOP BABY HOSPITAL BAG . .
photos: corissa ann