Giving birth soon? Sharing my list of Hospital Bag Essentials.

Giving birth soon? Sharing my list of Hospital Bag Essentials.

It's my 3rd child (Praise God!) and I have compiled this list and improved it over time. I think I quite get what are needed for the hospital bag. I am lucky to have a husband who likes being prepared. He keeps all our essentials in a medium-sized travel bag. Everything in the bag includes essentials for him, me, and the baby.

Here is our comprehensive list.

Baby Essentials:
For Cleaning the Baby
   Isoproyl Acohol 70% solution
   Cotton balls
   Cotton pads
   Baby wipes (water-based)
   Baby soap or cleanser
   Baby hair brush
   Changing pad
After Bath
   3 soft-hooded towels
   Newborn diapers
   Baby ointment or rash cream (Calmoseptine)
Baby Clothing
   8 undershirts and onesies (mix of short sleeve and long sleeves)
   5 nightgowns until cord falls off
   5 pairs of pants
   8 pairs of socks or booties
   2 pairs of mittens
   Going-home clothes
   Swaddle
   12 wash clothes
For baby feeding
   8 burp cloths
   Receiving blankets   
For Cleaning Feeding Bottles
   Bottle cleaner liquid for babies, sachets
   Laundry detergent for babies, sachets
For going home
   Infant safety car seat
Other needs
   Syringe for suctioning mucous
   Baby thermometer
   Eyes dropper or medicine spoon
 
Mommy Essentials:
Self care
   Lip balm, Lip stick, face moisturizer
   Make-up
   Body lotion
   Bath essentials
      Shampoo, soap, feminine wash
      Comb, Hair Tie, Deodorant
      Toothpaste, Toothbrush
   Sanitary napkins, choose "for heavy days"
   Adult diapers
Clothing
   Socks
   Daster or Sleep Gowns, Lab gowns
   Underwear - panty and nursing bra
   Breast pads
   Slippers
   Going-home clothes
For Baby Feeding
   Breast pump
   Breastmilk Storage bags
   Nipple cream
   Haakaa
   Nursing cover
After giving birth
   Post party binder
Essential technology
   Phones and charger
   Power bank and charger
Water bottle (because when you're breastfeeding, you hydrate a lot)
 
Daddy Essentials:
Clothing
   Socks
   Sleep Clothes
   Underwear
   Slippers
   Going-home clothes
Essential technology
   Phones and charger
   Power bank and charger
Foldable extra bag
Laundry bag
 
Documents:
   Credit card, for hospital bill
   PhilHealth MDR
   HMO Card
   Admitting order from OB
   Marriage Certificate
   Birth Certificate
   Government IDs
   Pen, paper, notebook
   Pre-natal ultrasound results and other test results
   Mother Book
After giving birth, don't forget to inform your company clinic immediately for enrollment of your newborn to your HMO program.
 
For your house:
For Cleaning
   Infant tub
   Bottle cleaner liquid for babies
   Laundry detergent for babies
   Nail clippers
   Sterilizer, for bottles and everything else you put in baby's mouth
For Bedtime
   Crib and Crib mattresses
   3 waterproof mattress covers
   4 fitted crib sheets
   4 light blankets that fit the crib
   Sleep sack
For travel
   Stroller
   Baby carrier for baby wearing
Other needs
   Baby monitor, with video
   Night light for night feeding
   
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