MY HOSPITAL BAG PACKING LIST THE SECOND TIME AROUND

I’m 37 weeks pregnant today (!) and I feel like I’ve been running around like a chicken with my head cut off trying to wrap up various work and house projects before this little one decides to make his debut! We made good progress this past weekend between getting my hospital bag packed and moving Teddy into his new bedroom and I feel a little more prepared with every item that gets checked off the to do list. I wanted to share my updated hospital bag packing list — my hospital bag for Teddy’s birth admittedly included some unnecessary extras and I shared what I used and what I could have skipped in this post about postpartum recovery, but I wanted to have all the information in one updated list for my own future pregnancies and for any moms-to-be who have “pack hospital bag” on their own to do lists right now. Happy to answer any questions in the comments!

I packed items for myself in a large L.L. Bean boat tote with my monogram and items for the baby in a medium tote with his name (turned around for the photo as we’ll share his name once he’s born!). This is the same system I used when we went to the hospital to have Teddy and it worked well for us so not reinventing the wheel this time. The baby’s medium tote will ultimately become his diaper bag — you can see what we pack in Teddy’s diaper bag in this post.

hospital bag packing list on design darling

*sneak peek of Teddy’s new curtains and dresser!

WHAT’S IN MY HOSPITAL BAG FOR ME

WHAT’S IN MY HOSPITAL BAG FOR BABY

In my experience, the hospital provided plenty of postpartum underwear, but I stocked up on these for once I get home. You can read more about why I packed and skipped certain things in this post but I hope this will provide a helpful framework for any of you counting down the days or weeks until your own due date!

P.S. My ultimate baby registry guide and all my postpartum recovery essentials.

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  1. So exciting! Wishing you a smooth, easy, and safe delivery (and a better experience than your first delivery)! You’ve got this!

  2. Congrats on your second! I just had my second boy and not sure about your hospital, but ours required everyone to wear masks when a nurse or doctor was in the room. I packed a few extras for myself and husband which worked out because I didn’t want to use them new that accidentally fell on the floor

  3. Do you like extra long handles for your large bag? I’ve ordered the extra long on the smaller ones but can’t decide if it would be too much for the large. So excited for you to meet baby #2!