Okay last week I went over everything I would bring over again in my hospital bag you can read that post :Labor of Love. Today I wanted to talk about what you want to encourage your significant other to bring in their bag. Now, I’ve written this from my husbands perspective but by no means is it limited to just the men in our lives. My best friend delivered without her boyfriend and her mom was her biggest support. So this is really for whoever will be staying with you as your support person!
1.) Several Changes of Clothes this includes Comfortable Clothes
2.) Sock & Slippers
3.) Robe Daniel said he wished he would have because he didn’t like the sheets and the robe would have been nice to just wear to sleep in.
4.) Computer this was a big deal because I ended up with an epidural and he didn’t need to do anything for me so he just hung out and worked.
5.) Hobby projects this goes with the computer.
6.) Toiletry bag mostly just a toothbrush and a comb
7.) Snacks the hospital had some really good options we didn’t really need ours that we brought but check with your hospital just in case!
8.) Eye mask the lights came on and off all night the first night we had Dax and he was SO crabby! This would allow him to sleep better.
9.) Phone and Charger I was so obsessed with Dax when he was born I could care less about my phone. Daniel was the one informing everyone we were parents he needed his phone and the cable. He was the one that took all the videos and the photos you don’t want to miss it! Pack one in your bag that you don’t need so for sure you have it!
10.) Magazines this goes with just keeping yourself entertained bring some for your wife (lady in labor) too
11.) Cash/ Money for Cafeteria
12.) Empty Folder + Pen + Blank piece of Paper for all baby’s paperwork (You’re in charge! She won’t remember a darn thing once you get home) this one sounds so lame but you’ll want a folder that keeps all the paperwork you’ve been given they dump an enormous amount of information on you (like how to get your littles SS card) and you’re so dumfounded that you’re a parent in all goes in one ear and out the other. As the support person it’s your job to take good notes and keep everything organized and together for the new mom. Her head is SO foggy help a momma out!
Well friends that’s all the wisdom I have on this subject. Happy packing!