What’s in my [Hospital] Bag? Featuring Hamilton Perkins Earth Bags

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It’s almost that time! Time to get packing so that we are ready for the arrival of Baby Hudson. Since Jess just went through this, it was fun to put our heads together to talk through what we will need at the hospital. Not to mention it was a great excuse to show off our new Earth Bag from Hamilton Perkins!

Made from recycled plastic bottles these bags are awesome and help the environment. Did you know the average American will throw away approximately 200 pounds of plastic THIS YEAR?! It’s time to take matters into our own hands, preferability in the form of a handsome duffle bag. Go check out Hamilton Perkins line and help turn #bottlestobags.

Hospital Bag
For Baby:
-3 different going home outfits, ranging in sizes from NB to 3 months since we don’t know what size he’ll be (and incase he spits up on the first one) they should include mits, socks, and hats. {Whale onesie: KicKeepants / Polkadot two piece: Lily & Charlie *organic / Bear onesie: babyGap hand-me-down}
Babyganics Hand sanitizer
-pacificer just incase {Soothie 0-3 Months}
-swaddle for pictures
-blanket incase it’s cold {Black and white triangle blanket: Pottery Barn Kids}
-an extra bag to take home things the hospital gives you
-Adorable knit bear {Krochet Kids *giveback brand}

For Mom:
– 2 nursing bras {Pea in the Pod / Target}
– bathrobe {PinkBlush Maternity}
– pj set that you can nurse in {Target}
– cozy socks
– slippers
– lip balm
– toiletries
– blanket for me
– mouth wash
– essential oils
– and diffuser
– large underwear (hospital should give you some as well, but if you want your own to go home in)
– shower shoes
– phone charger
– outfit to leave the hospital
– Box of chocolate for nurses (very important to remember a gift for your nurses, they will be the ones who get you through. Also, remember that you may be in labor for a long time and may see many nurses change shifts while you are still waiting for baby to arrive. A box of something, rather than one gift for your first nurse, is a better idea.)
– Vitamins
– Phone (and phone list for hubby to know who to contact with baby updates.)
– Make-up
– Snacks for after delivery (make them yummy, you won’t be able to eat once you are admitted, so after baby makes his arrival you are going to be hungry!)
– ID
– Insurance card
-Ginger Chews (labor can also make you nauseous, so prepare for anything.)
-Yoga mat
-Large exercise ball

OK let’s do this! Did we miss anything that you thought helped you? Let us know in the comments below please. There’s still time to add a few things ;).


  • 2 years ago

    oo, in toiletries, did you include shampoo and conditioner? I didn’t think to bring those and was sad 🙁 Also, some sort of nipple cream, you will want that right away. I use coconut oil, but there are lots of good options. But other than that, sounds like you covered it all! so excited for you 🙂

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