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Getting Ready for Baby: Packing the Birth Bags

Get Ready for Baby Packing Birth Bag

I seriously ca’t believe that today I am 36 weeks pregnant! Who knows when this little guy will pick his birthday so we have decided to go ahead and pack up our bags and have them ready to go, plus doing them now if I forget anything I can easily add to it!

I am trying to keep it very minimal of what I need for both myself and for the baby. I hate over-packing and want to take the things I actually used with my previous births.

So for baby boy I decided on packing the same yellow ducky fleece footie that all three of my girls have worn. I love this footie so much and it will keep him warm traveling up to our cold mountain.

Baby’s Bag:

  • 2 outfits – one sleeper, one fleece footie.
  • 1 hat
  • binkies – probably wont need them but bringing them just in case.
  • thick blanket (which is what we hope will become his “blankie”)
  • swaddle blankets – Can’t wait to try out the Ollie Swaddle.
  • diapers and wipes – We are using disposable diapers for the meconium stage.
  • baby wash
  • baby comb


Mommy’s Bag:


  • headband for labor/delivery to keep my hair out of my face
  • extra hair bands
  • pair of socks
  • Sports Bra
  • chap-stick
  • shorts/skirt
  • flip flops instead of slippers ???


  • sweats for going home
  • Nursing bra
  • nursing shirt
  • 2 pairs old undies
  • pads
  • toiletries – hairbrush/tooth brush/tooth paste/deodorant
  • slippers ???
  • robe ???


  • JBL BluTooth Speaker
  • Pillow and boppy ???
  • Birth Binder

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Amanda Acuña an influential Mom Blogger created MommyMandy as an online resource to the parenting community. She has three daughters, ages 16,13,7 and a son who is 4. They currently reside in Texas.

21 Responses to “Getting Ready for Baby: Packing the Birth Bags”

  1. Sandy Klocinski says:

    I f you are not planning on nursing your baby I would also pack a couple of sports bras- they are good for suppressing lactation if you are not planning on breast feeding.

  2. Julie Wood says:

    You have it all covered! What a great way to prepare for baby! You also got everything you need for yourself for after the baby is born. I need to give this list to my sister. She can use the information in what she needs to pack for baby and herself!

  3. Cynthia C says:

    It sounds like you have thought of everything. I forgot a nursing bra when my first was born.

  4. Jayne Garrett (momznite) says:

    Avoiding over-packing is such a smart idea!

  5. Janet W. says:

    That’s a great list! I remember waaaay overpacking!

  6. nicole dz says:

    It is so important to be organized and have the mom and baby bag ready, always good to have a checklist so you don’t forget anything.

  7. Jackie says:

    The outfits are adorable. I always packed a small radio with headphones (of couse, that was before iPods). I don’t sleep well in the hospital and didnt want to wake a room mate with the tv.

  8. shelly peterson says:

    Sounds like you got it all covered and you’re ready to go. I love that you have the yellow ducky fleece footie that all three of your girls have worn for your son too.

  9. Sarah Hirsch says:

    lol, we packed one outfit. you definitely are prepared!

  10. Cynthia R says:

    That’s a great list, good one about the hairband I would never have remembered that one. the clothes you have picked out are so cute!

  11. Laura J says:

    Oh that polka dot outfit is so cute!!! What a great list you have put together! Great for all mommies getting their bags ready to go! You always seem to forget something when in a hurry at the last minute!

  12. Katie Heath says:

    Such cute outfits! Congratulations!

  13. Dana Rodriguez says:

    These are some great tips! I love your cute! 🙂

  14. courtney b says:

    oh this was the hardest part ever!! I never knew what to pack!! this is a great post.

  15. Angela Saver says:

    It looks like you’ve thought of it all! It’s great to be prepared! It certainly gives you peace of mind!

  16. Jessica Lodge says:

    I’ve had 4 children and I never have a bag packed-lol. Our hospital always provided the diapers so you may want to save yours unless your brand specific. It’s good that you’re prepared.

  17. Lisa Brown says:

    aw, such cute things; love the colorful outfit.

  18. Stephanie Larison says:

    Great list! I had my baby girl 5 months ago, and I wayyyyyy overpacked. I didn’t use half the stuff I brought with me lol.

  19. Sarah Hayes says:

    i had the most simply packed bag. I found I didnt need much in the hospital so Im glad I didnt have to worry about making sure everything was there

  20. Susan Smith says:

    That’s a great list. I didn’t pack nearly as much stuff. I had my baby in the winter so I made sure I pack a thick jumper.

  21. Richard Hicks says:

    You are very smart getting as prepared as possible. Wish you luck in a healthy birth and beautiful baby!

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