What's in My Hospital Bag Version 2.0

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Finally, I'm on my trimester of pregnancy! Now at 36 weeks, I've just finished packing my hospital bag version 2.0. I wanted to share these items that I will help me get through this birth, somewhat gracefully. Unlike on my first born, I packed too much stuff which I did not even use at the hospital. As much as possible I would like to keep things minimal. For this list, I researched a bit on my own and also based it on the things I really need. 
TIP: Pack things you will need that is good for 3-5 days only. 

Obviously, this is more of a "what's in my storage box" post. Lol. Instead of using luggage bags, I prefer using 2 stackable storage box and 1 tote bag. Why? It is easier to see the items in the boxes. Since it's transparent and organized, you can easily instruct your caretaker/watcher where to get the items you needed.
Tote Bag - contains items we will use in the Labor Room 
1 storage box - for baby's needs | 1 storage box - for my clothes, husband's clothes and essentials

DURING LABOR (Tote Bag)



So let's start with the Tote Bag which my husband will carry along inside the labor room. The things I put in here are usually used immediately after the baby's delivery.


2-3 pcs. Adult Diaper
Biscuits (or light snacks if you're still allowed to eat while in labor)
Water Bottle/Tumbler
Baby Wash
1 set Layette stuff: Newborn hat, receiving blanket, clothes, socks, mittens
1 Baby Diaper
70% Isopropyl Alcohol (I did not include it in this bag since it will be provided by the hospital)
Cellphone, Camera & Chargers (for entertainment)



STORAGE BOX FOR BABY ITEMS

It can be tempting to over-pack for your little one since you’ve probably been accumulating adorable outfits for months now, but honestly they mostly just stay naked (except for a diaper) to have lots of skin-to-skin contact. So just prepare at least 2 sets of clothes per day (times 3-5 days). 

4 pcs. Birdseye Cloth
1 pcs. Cotton Swaddle Blanket
3 pairs socks & mittens
3 pcs. Sleeveless Tie Sides
3pcs. Tie Sides with Sleeves
1pc. Long Sleeve Onesie
2 pcs. Newborn Cap
1 pcs. Frog suit - for taking home outfit
4 pcs. Pajama


1 pack Disposable Diapers (this contains 22 pcs.)
Cotton Balls
Unscented Wet Wipes
70% Isopropyl Alcohol
Hooded Towel/Blanket
Petroleum Jelly
Baby Oil
Cotton Buds



FOR ME & FOR HUSBAND


Documents (SSS, PHIC) & I.Ds - place it in a waterproof envelope
3 pairs of Comfy Clothes - shorts & shirts
6 pairs Undergarments - underwear and nursing bra
1 Maternity dress - my going-home outfit
Towel
Maternity Sanitary Pads - I prefer overnight/all night pads
Hand Towel

Blanket & Pillow -for caretaker
3 pairs of clothes for Caretaker
Toiletry

3 sachets of Shampoo and Conditioner
Bath Soap
Feminine Wash - my OB suggested using Betadine Feminine Wash
Comb
Toothbrush & toohpaste
Tissue Roll
Lip Tint - for picture taking! Atleast din man lang ako magmukhang zombie
Thermometer


I think that’s it. So what do you think? Does this look similar to what was in your hospital bag? I hope you’ve found my post helpful. I would also love to know what you moms out there brought – or wish you brought – to your births. Good luck to all mommies to be!  :)

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28 comments

  1. Have a safe delivery! I only pack two bags before, one for the baby and one for me and hubby. We only stayed for 3 days so enough lang din yung napack ko. :)

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  2. Prayers for your safe delivery! I think you have this hospital packing down pat! Everything you will need is neatly stashed, si baby na lang ang kulang! :)

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  3. I can't help but remember my big day 3 years ago. Ako ang dala ko small maleta para hilahin na lang ng mom ko hehe, pero separated yung things in big pouches, I also brought rosary, and some cash and coins on hand para if ever may bibilhin. Good luck and God bless on your big day ;)

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  4. Have a safe delivery, mommy! Nakaka excite at masarap mag-ayos ng hspital hospital bag. I remember paulit ulit kong inaayos ang gamit namin ni baby bago ang due date ko. Be healthy, baby!

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  5. I barely remember what I had in my hospital bag all those years ago. I feel like if I had to pack one now, I wouldn't know where to start na. :)

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  6. Wow you're so organized. Ang cute ng baby mo (I saw her pictures in your IG feed).

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  7. Ihihi. I love this post. I could very well relate. I am on my 17th weeks and still a long way to labor but finding time to arrange things inside my hospital bag is something thrilling. I also separate my baby's things from ours (husband's and mine). We also buy bed pads from the grocery as they are way too expensive when bought in the hospital's pharmacy.

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  8. Have a safe delivery and good job in packing all necessary things, mommy!

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  9. Congratulations on childbirth, mummy! :) I packed the same way when I gave birth, but in three bags instead, and inside each bag are pouches of stuff with labels. The husband thanked me for that.

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  10. Wow it looks like you're prepared for the big day! In my case, my friend sent me a list of things I needed to bring to the hospital. Actually, some of them I didn't get to use but it's better to have an oversupply rather than buy or look for things at the last minute

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  11. Oh thanks for putting this altogether. Soon il be preparing mine too for my due date on September this year. Have a safe and smooth delivery!

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  12. Looks very complete! I also had a very OC planned hospital bag for my first delivery but ended up using just 1/4 of the things.

    Hoping for your safe delivery!

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  13. You're all set. This post makes me nostalgic about my two pregnancies. The first one was a twin pregnancy so it was crazy. The second one was a singleton but because it was a single baby, I had different preparations. You got this Dear! Have a safe delivery:)

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  14. Since my youngest is already a teen I can't remember anymore how I prepped for giving birth. I don't even remember bringing stuff XD

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  15. I remember being so unprepared with my youngest when I labored. I had a baby bag but it wasn't complete. My best friend was the one that sent over the ones we have left out of our list. ;)

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  16. Praying for your safe delivery. You're good to go, your hospital bag is very organized.

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  17. Congratulations mommy! I actually overpacked clothes and forget to bring diapers! Hubby had to run down immediately to get new born nappies while I'm in the operating room for my CS!

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  18. I was in this condition just 6 months ago. I was so excited to pack for the hospital. I just really wanted the pregnancy to be over. Haha! Have a safe delivery. :)

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  19. This makes me want to revise the contents of my hospital bag. Haha. I'm due this month and parang ang gulo ng laman ng bag ko haha.

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  20. I tend to pack a lot every time I give birth. Congratulations on your little one :)

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  21. Even the caretaker has his/her own kit. Nice! It really pays to be prepared for when the baby's coming out.

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  22. This post reminds me of my pregnancy. Giving birth is one of the wonderful event in a life of a woman she'll treasure forever. Have a safe and healthy delivery!

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  23. I remember I also prepared a bag before I gave birth to my youngest pero hindi ganito ka organized haha. Very helpful reference for moms who will be delivering soon.

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  24. Since I have an emergency cs ang ready ko lang na pack is for my baby and the documents for me and hubby siya na ang nag pack :-).I am 15 days early in my due date kasi, I am supposed to have an ordinary check up only and it turns out na manganganak na pala ako

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  25. I had the same hospital bag items plus a folder that has my medical and family history in it.

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  26. Such an organized momma! Praying for your safe and seamless delivery!

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