Hospital Bag Checklist: What Dad should Pack in a Hospital Bag

Hospital Bag Checklist: What Dad should Pack in a Hospital Bag

Hospital Bag Checklist: What Dad should Pack in a Hospital Bag

Congratulations on becoming a dad! This is an exciting time in your life, and you're probably feeling a mix of emotions. You're probably also feeling a little bit overwhelmed, especially when it comes to packing your hospital bag.

Don't worry, you're not alone. Packing for the hospital can be a daunting task, but it doesn't have to be. In this post, I'll walk you through everything a dad needs to pack in a hospital bag, from clothes to toiletries to entertainment. I'll also give you some tips from other dads who have been there before.

Packing Tips

Here are a few packing tips to help you stay organized:

  • Start packing early: Don't wait until the last minute to pack your hospital bag. Start packing a few weeks before your due date so you have plenty of time to get everything together.
  • Label everything: Label everything in your hospital bag so you can easily find what you need. This is especially important if you're packing for multiple people.
  • Pack light: You don't need to pack everything you own. Just pack the essentials and leave the rest at home.
  • Check your bag the night before: This will give you peace of mind knowing that everything is ready to go.

What to Pack in Your Hospital Bag

Here's a list of the essential items you'll need to pack in your hospital bag:

  • Clothes for yourself: You'll never know, so pack a few changes of comfortable clothes.
  • A Dad Diaper Bag: Active Doodie Dad Diaper Bags are the best of course.
  • Toiletries: Pack your basic toiletries, including toothbrush, toothpaste, deodorant, shampoo, conditioner, and shaving cream. 
  • Snacks and drinks: You'll probably be hungry and thirsty, so pack some snacks and drinks. Avoid sugary drinks, as they can dehydrate you.
  • Phone charger: You'll want to be able to stay connected, so pack your phone charger and a portable charger.
  • Entertainment: Pack something to keep yourself entertained, such as a book, magazine, or Sudoku book. You may also want to pack a deck of cards or a game.
  • Laptop or tablet: If you have a laptop or tablet, pack it so you can stay up-to-date on work or family.
  • Pillow and blanket: You may not be able to sleep but pack your own pillow and blanket just in case.
  • Documents: Pack your insurance card, birth plan, and any other important documents.
  • Earbuds: You’ll need these. Consider rechargeable earbuds to avoid tangled wires.
  • Approved Infant Car Seat 
  • Any medications you might need
  • Some cash for vending machines
  • Going home outfit for the baby

Other Items to Consider

In addition to the essential items listed above, there are a few other things you may want to consider packing in your hospital bag:

  • A change of clothes for your partner: If your partner is giving birth, they'll probably need a change of clothes after the birth. Pack a few comfortable outfits for them.
  • Food for your partner: If your partner is breastfeeding, they'll need to eat a healthy diet. Pack some snacks and drinks for them to keep their energy up.

Patches for your Dad Diaper Bag:

I hope this helps!

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