After having two babes already I definitely know what’s worth taking to the hospital for new baby and what can be left at home.
Now if we are going to be totally honest the only thing you really need is a car seat to take your new little bundle home because the hospital does provide everything you need.
On that note I want my baby to be rocking the cute little swaddle blanket and beanie that I spent time picking out then just the generic hospital stuff!
Totally skip diapers if anything stock up on as many as you can take from the hospital if you can because you will be spending plenty of $$$ on them before you know it. Save the ones you’ve collected till you get home.
If you choose and your babe takes a pacifier I recommend bringing the ones you will be using with babe at home.
I’m going to be nursing so I will be sticking the essentials I need in baby’s bag as well. A boppy is the number one thing! It’s really one of the best inventions for nursing. I like to have a nipple shield, if you have problems with latching it can really help and don’t forget the nipple cream. I know, I know, I just had a baby and modesty is usually left at the door but after all the hustle and bustle it’s nice to have a cover if you’d like some privacy while nursing especially if when family and friend come by. There are definitely some more things I use during nursing but your milk won’t really be coming in till you’ve gotten home so no need to over pack with the other stuff.
I’m all packed and ready to go now I’m just no so patiently waiting for babe boy to wanna come out.