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19 Feb
2013
Hospital Bag Essentials

Hospital Bag EssentialsAre you a mom or mom-to-be preparing for an upcoming hospital stay to have a baby? I am a mom to a 19-month-old little boy and I could go into labor any day now with our second child. I wanted to share with you my list of Hospital Bag Essentials for Mom and Baby. Please note these are items that work for me. They may work for you, they may not.

I had a c-section with my son and will deliver this baby via c-section. I’m a blogger and a tech gadget junkie, even when I’m at the hospital having a baby! Again, you may think I’m crazy that I’m taking extension cords and almost every electronic device I own, but it’s what works for me.Hospital Checklist for Mom and Baby.docx

*If you’d like the PDF file of this checklist, leave a comment with your email address and I will send it to you.

A few items you often see on “hospital packing lists” that I did not take with me the first time, nor did I need or do I plan to take the second time:

MP3 Player
Rolling Pin
Massage Oils
Other Labor Tools
Birth Plan – I was prepared for what should and could happen, but I did not want to set myself up for disappointment if things didn’t go “my way.”
Diapers, Formula, Wipes – Unless you already have specific brands you want to use.

big brother bag for siblingsJack’s Big Brother Bag Includes:

Personalized Big Brother Shirt
I’m a Big Brother Book
Crayola Color Wonder Color & Go
Monsters Inc.
Pouches and Snacks
A Lovie as a Gift from Jack to the Baby. Jack helped wrap it.
Plush Photo Album for him to show off his new sister.
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  • NoVA Mom

    I’d like a copy please! rebekah.moughon@gmail.com

  • Shelbi Williams

    I’d like a copy in PDF format. shelbidalewilliams@gmail.com

  • Kela

    I would love a copy of your checklist. tfloydmsw@gmail.com

  • CorrieZ

    I would love a copy of your checklist! morris.corrie@gmail.com

  • Pam Hernandez

    I would love a copy if its not too late- pdhernandezvt@gmail.com

    Thank you!

  • Tabitha Jo Vallee

    dixierose2007@yahoo.com

  • Brittany

    Is it too late to get a copy of the PDF? Thanks!! buckeyecoupleblog@gmail.com

  • Blair Flora

    Would love a copy of the list too if you don’t mind! This would be a huge help come the beginning of July! My email is blairuflora@gmail.com. Thanks!!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/joctorre Jocelyn Spenjian

    This is amazing. Could you please email me the hospital checklist? joctorre@gmail.com
    Thank you so much!

  • Katie

    Would love a copy of the list too if you don’t mind! First time mom due in May and this is a huge help! My email is katie-marina@hotmail.com. Thanks!!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/nina.n.moore Nina Nido Moore

    You know I love your lists!! When you have time, could you please e-mail me a copy? (nina.n.moore@gmail.com) I hope your sweet family of four is doing well!!!

  • http://idealistmom.com/ Kelly

    Thank you for this list! I just pinned it :-)

  • Erin Sheehan

    Great list, I’m due in May with my first baby and would love a copy of this list sent to elynnesheehan@gmail.com. Thanks and good luck with you new little girl!

    • accordingtonina

      The list should be in your email! :)

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  • kellsey

    Hi Nina! Could you email me the pdf, please? kellsey dot ruppel at gmail dot com? Thanks!! And good luck with baby girl!

    • accordingtonina

      You’ve got email from me!

  • http://youmakebeautifulthings.com/ Mallory

    Hi Nina! My best friend is expecting her first and I’d love to send this over to her. Thank you! malloryhrussell@gmail.com

    • accordingtonina

      You should have an email from me with the PDF attached.

  • Chelsea Purifoy

    Perfect timing on this post! I’m a first time mom due in May so I’m starting to think about all of this, but have no idea. Will you please email me the PDF? chelsea.purifoy@yahoo.com Thanks Nina and good luck with Baby #2!

    • accordingtonina

      You’ve got email from me! Congratulations on your baby due in May! Very exciting!

  • http://www.inthiswonderfullife.com In This Wonderful Life

    this is SUCH a great list and great ideas!!!

  • darlene gaskill

    These are great ideas and I love that it! I love the hair ties and pillow (or pillow case-I think I will have it embroidered) idea. Also, I found the hair ties on polkadotpoises and they are 10 for $4. I will get a nice/soft pillowcase and embroidery the baby name and then have the DOB sewn, after delivery.

  • Brittney

    Love the extra bag you featured. Where did you happen to find that?

    • accordingtonina

      The orange and white stripe bag is an old bag from Lands End. I should have put in a newer bag but I love this one so much. Check eBay!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=731968844 Elizabeth Thompson

    Thank you so much for mentioning the BFFLBag. There is extra room for personal items and swag! http://bfflco.com/product/mommydelivery-bffl-bag/

  • http://twitter.com/meredithboymom Meredith Tichenor

    great list!! I streamline and add/delete off my list with each baby! Love seeing each mom’s perspective.

  • http://twitter.com/hleatherton hleatherton

    Something we did this time around that I love, was bring a small canvas (bought at Michaels) for the nurse to put Cole’s footprints on. When we got home, I wrote in his birth info and it made an adorable decoration for his room. Which reminds me, I never wrote a post about that! Best of luck to you, can’t wait to hear the news of your little arrival.

    • accordingtonina

      The canvas is a great idea!