A Pre-Packed Hospital Bag: Worth the Cost?Michelle Horton
And surprise, surprise, the advice is sometimes contradictory.
But what about if you could buy a pre-packed hospital bag, fully stocked with everything you’d need in the hospital? And how much would you pay for this convenience?
One company — BFFL Co — is taking the guesswork out of hospital packing with their Mommy/Delivery BFFLBag. Take a look at everything that’s included, and let me know if you think it’s worth the $120 price tag:
The Mommy/Delivery hospital bag has plenty of extra room for clothes and personal essentials, but it also includes:
- An “axillapilla” pillow for C-Section recovery and breastfeeding support
- A collapsable water bottle
- Perineal ice packs
- Washable nursing pads
- Wound/incision care pack
- Disposable underwear
- Toiletries (like a toothbrush and dry shampoo)
- Flip flops
- Skin care essentials
- An expandable folder for important hospital papers and/or baby keepsakes
- Snack bars
- An “amusement pack” (deck of cards, note pads, thank-you cards, etc.)
- A feeding/changing log
That, and 15% of your purchase is donated to the Harvard School of Public Health Women’s and Health Initiative.
At first I thought that the $120 price tag was too steep, but it truly comes with everything you could possibly need — down to thank-you notes for extra attentive nurses and thoughtful hospital gift-givers.
And even if you wouldn’t spend this much on a hospital bag, it definitely makes a cool baby shower gift idea.
What do you think? Is the Mommy/Delivery BFFLBag worth the cost?