Wednesday, September 17, 2014

My Cloth Diaper Hospital Bag--In Depth List!

I am 40 weeks pregnant with our third baby and we are anxiously awaiting her arrival! We have had great hospital experiences and pretty much know what to look forward to and know what we will need. I LOVE packing in general and am pretty organized. This may seem like a lot of stuff, but I like to be prepared and we only have two bags and a train case for everything. Also, in the past, we have spent up to three days in the hospital (from labor to our pediatrician signing us out), so it will be nice to have enough stuff and feel as much at home as possible! I will be providing any link I can to the products that I am listing.

Let's get started!

I will be having an all natural birth and we will be exclusively cloth-diapering. There are certain products pertaining to both so I will explain what each item is for. Hopefully this will help you pack your hospital bags!

Here are items for Mommy & Daddy:

We will be using my Large Utility Tote and a Top-A-Tote from Thirty-One for our things.

*A cotton dress for getting to the hospital and for laboring in (So much more comfortable to walk around the halls in this rather than a hospital gown!)
*Bike Shorts (to wear with the dress)
*One pairs of yoga pants
*Two pairs of yoga shorts
*Two tank tops
*Two loose, flowy tops
*An assortment of panties
*Two pairs of socks
*Two nursing bras
*Two boxers for Daddy
*Two extra shirts for Daddy
*An extra pair of shorts for Daddy
*One laundry bag
*Camera & video camera
*Phone & camera chargers
*Notebook & pen (a must for notes and documenting the labor progression)
*My birth plan & signs for the labor room
*Goodie bags for my nurses
*Word search book
*Bluetooth speaker for music
Snacks (in a Picnic Thermal Tote from Thirty-One):
*A couple gallon sized Ziploc bags and mason jars full of ice as our "ice packs" so we can refill them at the hospital
*Three Lemon Luna bars
*Mixed nuts
*Dried cherries
*One bag of The Good Bean Chickpea Snacks
*One bag of Mrs. May's Cashew Crunch
*Britney Spears Baby Pink Couture Pop with a strawberry refill. (Something so simple makes me so happy! It's a nice treat in the hospital...thanks Momma ♥)
*Assortment of fresh juices from Trader Joe's
*Also, we will be bringing a couple of  1.5L bottled waters from TJ's

I got the train case at the thrift store and gave it a makeover
with spray paint, jewels, and lace. Easy DIY--I get compliments on it all the time!
Train case items:
*Face wash (travel size!)
*Face wipes
*Face moisturizer
*Grapefruit toner (made with Grapefruit essential oil and water)
*Nail clippers
*Body lotion
*Body scrub
*Shampoo/conditioner sample packs (easy and compact for traveling!)
* A headband
*Two hair ties & a handful of bobby pins
*Evian Mineral Water Spray (This SAVED my life when I was in the transition phase of labor with my last baby. I was boiling hot in between contractions and my husband would spray me down as I was laying there totally limp with exhaustion.)
*An assortment of Essential Oils and my diffuser for laboring, post baby, and as my perfume
*A small makeup bag with simple items, nothing fancy! (All super easy to apply and worth having when I have tons of visitors! I may not wear all of it at once, or any of it at all, but I want to have it just in case, and I like having a fresh face! :)
        -Bare Minerals Foundation compact in Fairly Medium
        -Bare Minerals Powder Concealer in Bisque
        -Travel size Bare Minerals Mascara
        -Lorac Pro To-Go pallete (eye shadows, blush, and bronzer in one!)
        -MAC Paint Pot in Painterly     
        -Travel size Buxom Mini Full On Lip Cream in White Russian
        -Sigma Brushes
*Daddy's deodorant, toothbrush and other essentials

Here are items for baby:

We are using the Medium Utility Tote (no longer available) from Thirty One for her things.

*Four newborn onesies
*Two pairs of newborn Babylegs (A must for cloth diapering! So cute!)
*One infant Swaddleme swaddler
*One Aden and Anais bamboo swaddle blanket
*One mama-made burp cloth (owl print)
*One nursing cover (doubt I will use it, but just in case!)
*A combination of 24 newborn cloth diapers and accessories:
       -9 newborn prefolds
       -4 flat diapers
       -4 mama-made fitted diapers      
       -1 Snappi
       -5 Lil Joey's all-in-one diapers
       -1 Blueberry newborn fitted
       -1 Smart Bottoms newborn all-in-one diaper
       -3 Thirsties Duo Wraps size one
*One medium Planetwise wetbag for her soiled diapers
*One spray bottle of water
*One small Plantetwise wetbag to carry:
*6 Organic Reusable Nursing Pads
*24 flannel cloth wipes

I will also be bringing my stability ball to labor with! Loved this!!

I know that was super in-depth, but it helped me feel in order typing it all out! I hope this helps you too!