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Dad's packing list for baby's birth

Packing Hubby's Bag For the Hospital

Hospitals hand out pamphlets of what mamas-to-be should bring — a nightgown, toothbrush and birthing ball for labor, but what about our better halves?

Are the men who spend their stays on the too-small converter couches destined to bad breath and twice worn socks?

While packing your own items, remind your partner to stuff a few necessities into a duffel bag since hospital stays can last three days (and sometimes longer). And, most likely guests will be coming to greet your babe.

To see some suggestions,


  • camera or camcorder
  • toothbrush and toiletries
  • cash (for vending machines and for parking garage)
  • a change of clothes
  • an extra pillow or blanket
  • books and magazines
  • snacks
  • small bills and change for vending machines
  • list of phone numbers to call to announce baby has arrived

Do you have anything to add to the list?

LiLRuck44 LiLRuck44 9 years
Actually these things are only good for the first baby. On your second, prepare to be left alone with the newborn while your husband is at home with the firstborn! I'm planning to have a home birth next time though so that's something we hopefully won't have to worry about!
schnappycat schnappycat 9 years
Yeah, we had a whole bag of chargers! Cell phone, laptop, iPod, camera. It was insane! :)
kikidawn kikidawn 9 years
haha I never would have even thought about him bringing a bag too!
SugarKim4203 SugarKim4203 9 years
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