When we checked Elvie into the hospital, we were so grateful we’d had the recommendations of our Twitter friends to help us pack. I had no idea that it would be a long time before anyone but me would think to offer Elvie anything to eat, and there were some hospital items that were just not right for us. While the hospital provides most things that you need, I found that our stay went more smoothly and Elvie was more comfortable because we brought certain items from home. This is a list of the basics we brought.
The good news is that many of these things are probably in your baby bag already. For a longer hospital stay, you may want to bring some larger items from home as well. For example, we discovered that there was no good way to prop Elvie up so she could play, so we brought our own Boppy pillow. A lot of things depend on personal preference, but this list is a place to start. If you show up with all these things in your bag, you’ll be well prepared.
More about our hospital stays on Babble:
When Your Baby Is Sick: The Practicalities of Hospital Life
The Unexpected Gifts of Elvie’s Unexpected Hospital Stays
Coming Home, Again