Calling all moms about to deliver within the next month…Have you packed your hospital bag yet?

If not, it has been suggested that you pack it around 37 weeks. I know this sounds early, but wouldn’t you rather have everything packed and ready to go just in case the big moment comes on unexpectedly!? I remember packing my bag around 36 weeks because the doctor and my specialist (I had complications) said I would more than likely deliver early. While I thought early meant at 38-39 weeks, they really meant at 37 weeks. I was so relieved that I had already gotten everything I needed together not only for me, but for our baby. I must admit that I took WAY TOO MUCH thinking I’d feel up to changing everyday and changing my baby everyday. Ummm, not so much! After being induced and trying to deliver vaginally for 2 days, the doctor finally told me I needed a cesarean. I was nervous, but relieved. So my grand plans of being up and about with my baby were crushed. I didn’t get out of the bed until later that night with the help of nurses. Our newborn just wore a diaper and a swaddle the entire time we were there until we left the hospital. I lugged all those clothes and makeup to the hospital only to sit in my bag and take up space. I was just happy to have taken a shower let alone put on makeup and style my hair.

In order to help you be prepared for when your little one decides to make their appearance, I compiled a list from many different sources along with the things I needed and put it into a pretty printable checklist for you to pack your bags. If you don’t need something on the list then go ahead and cross it out. I will say that there are a few more items on here that I would not bring next time, but some mothers are ambitious and will feel like greeting their guests looking nicer than I did…AND I ADMIRE THAT! The printable also includes suggested needs for partner and baby.

Click here for your printable Hospital Bag Checklist
Picture of Hospital List


If you enjoyed this post, I’d be very grateful if you’d help it spread by emailing it to a friend, or sharing it on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, or Pinterest.

Thank you!

*We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to and affiliated sites.
*This post contains affiliate link(s). An affiliate link means that I may earn advertising/referral fees if you make a purchase through my link, without any extra cost to you. It helps to keep this blog up and running. Thanks for your support.

2019 Printable Calendar

Subscribe To Our Email List

Join our email list and receive a decorative 2019 printable calendar.

You have Successfully Subscribed!