What I Actually Used from My Hospital Bag
As you get closer to your due date, you'll hear people telling you to get your hospital bag ready. And yes, I would agree! If you're like me, you'll probably do a ton of research about what to pack and get everything in their months before you're due. I found that with all the blogs out there telling me what I would need, I actually didn't need as much as they said. I literally had two big bags full of stuff that I never used once. So, being the mom that I am, I put together a list of items that I actually did need and use so that you can get a quick and easy guide during the nesting period. These are items I highly suggest having:
Shampoo & Conditioner
Breast Pump and accessories
Easy to wear outfit to leave the hospital in
Nipple balm or cooling pads to soothe your nipples (once you get home, start using the Silvertte Nipple Cups).
In my 4-day hospital stay, all I really used while I was in bed was my phone charger. I didn't even get up to take a shower (because of the pain I was in) until the third day. Don't judge me. You can bring things for the baby to wear, but I didn't use anything other than her blanket to wrap her and keep her warm. I wanted to have easy access for as much skin-to-skin as possible which is SUPER important when you're breastfeeding a newborn.
So, that's it! That is my quick hospital bag guide!