What to Bring to the Hospital

The big day is finally here – you are about to meet your new baby. Knowing what to bring to the hospital when you deliver can alleviate any last-minute confusion. Think about putting together an overnight bag with things that make you feel like you’re at home.

The hospital will provide a gown before and during delivery. You are welcome to stay in that or change into your own pajamas after your baby has arrived.

Hospital Bag Checklist

Especially for first-time parents, packing a hospital bag can be difficult. Our handy checklist will help you make sure you’ve got all the basics ready to go.

  • Comfortable clothes such as a robe, slippers, socks and pajamas
  • Toothbrush, toothpaste, hair care items, lotion, deodorant or other toiletries
  • Breastfeeding supplies
  • Paper and writing utensils
  • Lamaze manual
  • Phone numbers, insurance card, and photo ID
  • Cell phone charger
  • Personal pillow, if you prefer
  • Snacks if you prefer

Items for Baby

  • Car seat that has not expired or been in an accident
  • Going home outfit for baby
  • Blanket or car seat cover, depending on weather
  • Diaper bag

This is an exciting time for you and your growing family. Bringing a few things from home can help make your stay comfortable and memorable.