When I think back to the things that were (and were not) in my hospital bag for Claire I just have to roll my eyes and facepalm. We brought tons of the wrong sized diapers and frilly outfits with an unseemly amount of buttons. It was a disaster. With Logan I tried to go the opposite way, bringing just one bag to the hospital. We ended up having to make a trip home to get necessary things, like clothes for me to wear home1. With Julia I feel like I finally got it right. We had everything we needed but also didn’t have a bunch of unnecessary items that were just in the way. So I figured I’d share what I brought in my hospital bag for my third child!
You can click on the image on the left to pin this whole thing to Pinterest and view the full-size image here. Below I’ve broken things down by bag and will go into detail about each, along with some additional information about extras and things the hospital provides (and thus you don’t need to bring with you).
I was induced with all three of my kids so the things I brought were geared towards being comfortable and entertained during long stretches of waiting. These things may or may not be helpful to you, but hopefully they can give you some ideas!