Newborn baby girl wrapped in a burgundy wrap with a floral backdrop and inside a basket.

Packing Your Hospital Bag In Morgantown

Newborn baby girl wrapped in a burgundy wrap with a floral backdrop and inside a basket.

What Do I Take In My Hospital Bag?

As we are getting ready to have our babies, we are so focused on so many things – the nursery, making sure we have the latest and greatest baby things, all the onesies, all the best bottles, etc… But, as parents seem to do, we put ourselves at the very bottom of that list and at the last minute, we think, “Oh, no! What do I pack in my hospital bag?!”. So then we head to those wonderful mommy groups asking everyone there and it becomes overwhelming. So I decided I would ask my Facebook mom group and see what the most popular answers were. These are from real moms, just like you. 

Newborn baby girl in a hobby lobby basket with hobby lobby greenery. She is wrapped in a muted flower wrap with a dried flower halo.

So many of the moms had the same things to say, so I will just list them below and you can check them off. 

  • Comfy clothes for you. nothing too tight fitting.
  • Your own undies if you don’t want to wear the mesh ones provided by the hospital.
  • your own toiletries that you can toss when you’re ready to leave.
  • blanket and pillow that you don’t mind ruining (not that you will, but it’s nice not to ruin the things you love!).
  • extra long charger cord for your phone so you can reach from the bed.
  • chapstick (this was a big one!). 
  • snacks for you and your significant other
  • boppy for after baby is born
  • comfy slippers
  • nursing bra and pads if you plan on nursing.
  • a robe to cover your booty 
  • folder for baby documents
  • baby’s going home outfit

and the one that everyone got a kick out of (and totally meant as a joke!) wine! 

I hope this helps you to prepare for your hospital stay as much as possible! If you’d like to learn more about a newborn session with me, click learn more below.


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Hello! I’m Shannon, the gal behind Wood and Lace. I am a full time professional photographer. When I’m not behind the camera, I am editing, working on the back end (website, marketing, etc), taking new courses to continue to grow my craft, and then all of the mom things after work is over the day. They say if you do something you love that you will never work a day in your life… I beg to differ. When you love what you do, you will work harder than you ever have in your life. The only difference is that it will feel all of the hard work is worth it.