Baby #3 What To Pack In Your Hospital Bag for Repeat C-Section
Here we are. Its bag packing time!
Now, to be honest I should have had my hospital bag packed and ready weeks ago. The rule of thumb is to try to have your bag packed by 37 weeks. I guess I have been holding out because I don’t feel like I’m ready to do this again. Either way Baby Brown is coming whether I like it or not and I need to have my bag packed and ready to go.
In today’s post, I am going to share what I am packing in my hospital bag for my repeat /scheduled C-Section birth. I will also be sharing what you should pack for the baby as well. Being that I am having a scheduled C-Section there are certain things that are on traditional checklists that would not be as important. Hence the reason I am going to focus on my situation.
Being that this is my second scheduled C-Section, I tried to remember some of the items that were a must-have. I hope you find these lists helpful.
What to Pack in Your C-Section Hospital Bag
- Your birth plan
- Folder or small bag for paperwork
- VIP contact list
- Eyeglasses, if needed (Blue Light)
- No-skid socks
- Lip balm
- Hair ties
- Charging cables for all electronics
- Music (Headphones/AirPods)
What to Pack in Your Postpartum Hosptial Bag for C-Section
- Toothbrush and toothpaste
- Shampoo and conditioner
- Soap in a squeeze bottle
- Pillow in a patterned case that won’t be mistaken for hospital laundry
- Towel, shower shoes, and bathrobe
- Underwear with a high waisted band that sits above your incision
- Bras (2) – nursing bras if you plan to nurse, or sports bras if you don’t
- Breast Pump (if your baby has trouble latching on)
- Breastfeeding pillow to keep baby off your incision
- Slip-on shoes, so you don’t have to bend over (fuzzy ones are the best)
- Going home outfit for mom ( You can probably wear the outfit you wore when you arrived at the hospital)
- Going home outfit for baby
- Installed car seat
- Extra-long charging cable for devices
What to pack in a hospital bag: For your baby
- A going-home outfit
- Approved infant car seat with the base properly installed in your vehicle
- A few sleepers and onesies, socks, mittens, and a hat
- A cozy blanket and several receiving blankets
- Package of newborn/size small diapers
- Package of unscented baby wipes
- Pacifier (just in case)
Now the hospital should provide plenty of wipes and diapers but be sure to bring your own if there is a brand you absolutely love.
For me, one thing that I am packing that is different from last time is my letter board. I am bringing my letter board for photos that will be taken in the hospital for 48hours post-delivery. I have decided to hire a professional photographer this time around because I just don’t want to stress out about not having someone who would be willing to capture these precious moments for me.
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