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What to Bring?

Experienced moms know what to bring to the hospital. We took the time to ask them and here’s what they shared with us. Print out this checklist.

Suggestions For Mom

    • Camera (extra batteries/charger)
    • Cell phone (charger)
    • Contacts (supplies) or glasses
    • Cosmetics and toiletries – especially shampoo, toothpaste, lip balm, deodorant, brush
    • Driver's license (or other picture ID), insurance card, hospital paperwork
    • Entertainment - something to read or watch
    • Going-home outfit (something that fit when you were 4-5 months pregnant) plus shoes
    • List of phone numbers of family and friends
    • Nightgown and bra – should open easily in the front if breast-feeding
    • Pillows
    • Robe, warm socks or slippers
    • Sanitary pads
    • Snacks (granola bars, fruit)
    • Underwear

    For Baby

    • Car seat
    • Diapers
    • Going-home outfit
    • Heavier outer blanket, depending on the weather
    • Receiving blanket
    • Sweater and cap, depending on the weather

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