If you will be staying with your baby at the hospital, it will help you if you have the right supplies to keep yourself comfortable. This will allow you to focus more on the baby’s care and less on whatever discomfort you are experiencing. We all have limits, and I know that I benefitted from the times that Jarod took the night shift for me, but I still needed to be okay for the long haul overall.
When we were checking Elvie into the hospital the second time, we saw a couple that had brought suitcases; even if you can go home daily to shower and get clean clothes, a travel bag for all your gear is a great idea. Some of the things on my list are things you might find to be unnecessary, or you may add something that I don’t normally use. I’ve got ten recommendations to help you make your own packing list.
More about our hospital stays on Babble:
When Your Baby is Sick: The Practicalities of Hospital Life
When Your Baby is Sick: 12 Items to Bring to the Hospital
The Unexpected Gifts of Elvie’s Unexpected Hospital Stays