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What’s in My Hospital Bag

We’re just 12 days away from baby’s due date. At 38 weeks and 2 days today, she could decide to pop at any time now. Whoa! Things are starting to get very real. The sleepless nights, toilet runs, and worries aside, I’m feeling ecstatic about welcoming baby to this world, and to our growing little family. Spending time in the nursery and putting together baby’s things makes me feel close to baby. Feeling baby’s movements inside of me keeps me entertained and lets me know baby is well. It’s funny that I always used to feel cold and get the chills, but now it’s the opposite. And I have this tiny human inside of me to thank for keeping me warm.

Now, onto serious business. I know it may be premature, but I’m not an advocate of anything last-minute—unless it’s something yummy like ice cream or crepes. So to avoid havoc, I’m packing our hospital bag so it’s ready to grab to go with us on the big day. Here’s a list of things (which I’ve tried to keep to a minimal) for baby, R, and me.

For Baby

1. Car seat
2. Onesies (3)
3. Mittens (2 pairs)
4. Socks (2 pairs)
5. Hats (2)
6. Swaddles
7. Headbands
8. Going home outfit
9. Wipes
10. Diapers
11. Milk bottles, sterilized (2)
12. Baby oil

For Mom

1. Book
2. Bathroom flip flops
3. Slippers
4. Pajamas (3)
5. Robe
6. Underwear
7. Nursing bra (2)
8. Going home outfit
9. Socks (2 pairs)
10. Towel
11. Toiletries (toothbrush, toothpaste, face wash, body wash, shampoo, lotion)
12. Makeup
13. Belly cream
14. Nipple cream
15. Hair dryer
16. Glasses + case
17. Breast pads
18. Maternity pads
19. Nursing cover
20. Breast pump

For Dad

1. Camera + charger
2. Laptop + charger
3. Headset
4. Toiletries (toothbrush, toothpaste, face wash, body wash, shampoo, shaver)
5. Bathroom flip flops
6. Outfits (3)
7. Underwear
8. Pajamas (2)
9. Towel
10. Laundry bag

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Stephanie is the founder and curator of Chléa Living, and copywriter for Chléa Consulting. A peanut butter lover and a sucker for big band music, Stephanie loves to bake, karaoke, and obsesses over making lists. Her biggest pet peeve is a messy space, which is why she loves cleaning and organizing. While she loves waking up in the morning to make a smoothie and meditate, her secret dream is to win an eating competition (shhh). Follow @stephaniejaya on Instagram for a daily dose of all things sunny, happy, and yummy!


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