I felt a burst of energy and filmed a Reel with my hospital bag checklist this time around as a second time mom. Before I had Jack, I personally found the lists by “seasoned” moms to be the most helpful– they’d already been through delivery at least once and packed more simply after. Even though I feel like I kept things pretty minimal, the bag still got filled quite quickly! Ultimately I’d rather have something I want/need than wish I had it, but I still didn’t feel overwhelmed by the amount of stuff.
HOSPITAL BAG CHECKLIST AS A SECOND TIME MOM
Having these really helped keep everything organized. If I needed something, it was easy to ask Mike to grab a certain pouch instead of fishing around in the tote for loose items.
Tote (XL, regular handles)
This is definitely the longest part of my hospital bag checklist. Giving birth can be obviously be painful and my main priority was comfort, before and after.
Toiletries: (my everyday makeup, makeup remover wipes, mini hair brush, new toothbrush, toothpaste, floss, postnatal vitamins, Colace, deodorant, face wash, lip mask, shampoo/conditioner/body wash, face wash, lotion, etc.)
Thankfully the hospital supplies everything a baby might need, so these are all extras!