Overnight Bag Packed for the Hospital: Baby Wants Out!

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This post is sponsored by Burt’s Bees Toothpaste. All opinions are my own.


We are almost halfway through June and I am SO pregnant! I can’t believe how different this pregnancy has been compared with when I had the twins. Baby is head down and he keeps feeling lower. I think he really wants to come out, but he needs to cook longer! In order to put my mind at ease, we’ve got an overnight bag all packed and ready for a hospital stay, so I figured I would share all we have packed in our ‘go-bag’!

The Essentials

My overnight bag for the hospital is like packing for some kind of strange vacation. There are weird things to consider like amusement and immobility, but I also need to be sure I have my essentials since I’ll be away from home. More than anything else, I’ve got to pack my Burt’s Bees Toothpaste, because if nothing else, I want my mouth to always feel clean and fresh. I prefer Burt’s Bees because they use trusted ingredients and I rely on them for the best formula. I include it with basic travel toiletries. I get my Burt’s Bees Toothpaste at CVS and Purely White is my favorite formula. Definitely check out your local CVS to get a tube of your own! 


Burt’s Bees Purely White Toothpaste

Side Tip: I always like to pack good toilet paper so I don’t have to use the toilet paper at the hospital 🙂 


The Non-Essentials

I am also bringing a matching robe and swaddle so that baby and I will match at the hospital. I also have a gown to replace the hospital gown, that feels much more comfortable. I’m bringing a small makeup bag too for pictures with the baby. I have no idea what to expect, because there were so many variables last time that made the whole experience different. I’m not sure how much I will be able to move around or how much medication they will have me on. Last time I had to stay longer and was stuck in bed watching a zillion episodes of Chopped. To pass the time, I have phone apps that I have downloaded and magazines to read.


Have you ever spent time in a hospital and brought an overnight bag? What did you pack and what do you wish you had packed?