Packing my Hospital Bag
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*not pictured: the obvious things like nursing bra’s, underwear, toothbrush, etc.
**I’ve also been made aware of other essentials for post-c-section recovery. Let’s keep the comments clean and free from too many personal medical details, cool? Just looking out for my queasy readers 🙂
I did a lot of “pinterest-ing” to find lists of what to pack in my hospital bag. I also talked to my friends and got their input on what is completely necessary and what I could probably pass on.
I don’t know how long I’ll be in the hospital, but I’m going to prepare as if I’m there for 4 days. I also have the opportunity to ask my family to bring something to me if I need it, since they’ll be staying at my house.
As far as my outfits go, I’m bringing things that I can layer. A nursing tank or two, a few nursing bra’s, comfortable pants, a robe, etc. I really love the black ponte pants from Target. They are similar to thick leggings and are very comfortable!
I may throw a nightgown in there too, in case that is easier to wear and more comfortable against my incision.
For beauty, I love the fresh Lotus Youth Preserve face cream. It smells like cucumbers! I imagine the air to be rather dry, so I want to keep my skin hydrated. The Caudalie beauty exilir may help “wake my skin up” when I’m tired. It’s kind of like dry shampoo for your face, know what I mean?
I packed the Pureology dry shampoo, love that product, and plenty of hair ties and bobby pins.
I’ll bring my DSLR, and my iPad. Oh and flip flops for the shower.
For the baby, he’s got his “going home” outfit and a few onesies. The bla bla doll is completely useless, I know, but it’s just so dang cute and I’d love to get a picture of him next to it as a size comparison one day.
His winter jacket is the adorable quilted bear one-piece. Perfect for being able to buckle him into the car seat without anything getting in the way.
There are items that I’m sure I’m missing, that I will probably toss in at the last minute. And if there is anything that I find was particularly useful, I’ll be sure to update this post after the hospital stay and add it to the list!