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5 Smart Items to Pack in Your Hospital Bag for Delivery

I’ve told you before how much I love The Stir on Cafe Mom. The bloggers over there seriously get me laughing and they also offer some really great advice! My latest fave is their post about what items pregnant mamas should pack in their maternity hospital bags. I never would have thought of quit a few of these!

Check ‘em these 5 smart items to pack in your hospital bag, and tell me what you think! What items are in your hospital bag? What must-haves did you bring along?

  • Pack ‘Em Up! 1 of 6
    Smart Items for Maternity Hospital Bag

    Click through to see what smart items you should pack in your maternity hospital bag!

    Original Photo: iStockphoto

  • Good Toilet Paper 2 of 6
    Important Items for Hospital Bag

    Hospital toilet paper might as well be sandpaper. As Cafe Mom puts it, "That first pee after giving birth is brutal." No one wants scratchy toilets paper rubbing against her "bruised lady parts."

    Source: The Stir
    Photo: iStockphoto

  • Makeup 3 of 6
    Important Items for Hospital Bag

    I never would have thought of this, but it makes total sense. And Cafe Mom has a great point: "I know, I know. You just pushed a human being out of your vagina -- who cares how you look in pictures with your newborn? You will. For the rest of your life."

    Source: The Stir
    Photo: iStockphoto

  • Cellphone Charger 4 of 6
    Important Items for Hospital Bag

    I doubt any of us would forget our cellphones. But I could totally see myself walking out the door without my charger. And since you might end up in the hospital longer than you plan to (unplanned c-sections obviously happen) not to mention the regular use of your phone you're going to want your charger!

    Source: The Stir
    Photo: iStockphoto

  • Extra Empty Bag 5 of 6
    Important Items for Hospital Bag

    Another item I never would have thought of! The hospital is going to give you a ton of freebies from diapers, to wipes, and even formula (if you choose to take it). If you don't have any way to carry all the goods home, you'll regret it when you have to purchase those items later. 

    Source: The Stir
    Photo: iStockphoto

  • Shower Supplies 6 of 6
    Important Items for Hospital Bag

    Cafe Mom made me LOL with this one: "The first shower you take after you give birth will be the best shower of your life." The shower supplies at the hospital are terrible, so be sure to pack your own shampoo, conditioner, soap, and bodywash. 

    Source: The Stir
    Photo: iStockphoto

Be sure to check out the full list of 10 Most Important Items in Your Hospital Maternity Bag on Cafe Mom!

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