Hospital Bag

Here is a list of items that I would recommend bringing to the hospital:

1. A DIGITAL CAMERA (ALONG WITH BATTERIES OR THE CHARGER) 

2. SPECIAL OUTFITS FOR THE BABY: HAT, OUTFIT, AND SOCKS. CONSIDER BUYING TWO OUTFITS... ONE TO DRESS HIM IN WHILE HE IS WITH YOU, AND ONE TO CHANGE HIM INTO LATER.

3. 1-2 BLANKET(S)


4. A TOY OR STUFFED ANIMAL, BOOKS, A FEW GIFTS THAT OTHER PEOPLE HAVE GIVEN YOU FOR THE BABY


5. A JOURNAL 


6. A SPECIAL SCENTED LOTION OR OIL TO RUB ON YOUR BABY 


7. CLAY MOLDS AND INK KITS FOR THE BABY'S PRINTS


8. SPECIAL PAPER OR BOOK FOR PRINTS


9. BLANK ORNAMENTS AND OTHER ITEMS YOU WANT TO STAMP WITH FOOTPRINTS


10. SMALL BAG OR BOX TO HOLD A LOCK OF YOUR BABY'S HAIR 


11. SCENTED CANDLES AND/OR SCENTED OILS 


12. BABY JEWELRY OR A RELIGIOUS MEDAL FOR YOUR BABY


13. A CHANGE OF CLOTHES AND PERSONAL TOILETRIES FOR YOURSELF


14. A BATHROBE OR COMFORTABLE PAJAMAS IF YOU DON'T WANT TO SLEEP IN YOUR HOSPITAL GOWN


15. ANY LETTERS, BOOKS, OR POEMS YOU WANT TO READ TO YOUR BABY


16. MUSIC: A SPECIAL SONG YOU WANT TO PLAY FOR YOUR BABY AND/OR RELAXING MUSIC TO PLAY DURING LABOR


17. A CHANGE OF CLOTHES FOR DAD IF HE WANTS TO SPEND THE NIGHT IN THE HOSPITAL