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A Hospital Bag Checklist for Expecting Parents

Hospital bag checklist for expecting parents

It’s go time! You’ve survived morning sickness, aversions to your once-favourite foods and many (many) nights of uncomfortable sleep. The good news? The main event could be any day now…this is it! So, get your bag ready—with enough items for a two- to three-night stay—for both you and your wee one. Use this handy checklist to ensure you’re all set. 

Hospital bag checklist

  • Comfy, loose clothing and pjs
  • Comfy underwear and socks
  • Nursing bras
  • Robe and slippers
  • Your favourite pillow and/or blanket
  • Sanitary pads, nursing pads and nipple cream (thank us later)
  • Lip balm, face wash and toiletries 
  • Toothbrush and toothpaste
  • Your purse and wallet
  • Cellphone and charger
  • Refillable water bottle
  • Notebook and pen
  • Snacks 
  • Baby clothes and baby blankets
  • Newborn diapers and wipes

Expert tip: If you have time (and energy) before the big day, stock your kitchen with easy-to-prepare foods before your baby arrives. Homemade frozen meals will be handy to pop in the oven, making mealtimes easier when you get home. We’re also fans of takeout. No judgement here.

a man carrying two children

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