9. Diaper Bag

No, you're not going to need to bring your own diapers and wipes. The hospital will provide as many as you need for your hospital stay.

However, I packed my diaper bag with my baby's going home outfits (2 different sizes to make sure I had one to fit - I chose preemie and newborn since mine was measuring small, but if you're definitely having a bigger baby, you will probably want to go with newborn and 0-3 months), some blankets for the carseat (which you also need to have already installed in your vehicle), a camera (for all those beautiful moments), tiny socks for tiny feet and whatever else I felt I needed at the time. Although the hospital does provide gowns for your baby to wear during your stay, some mothers choose to take their own "cute sleepers" instead, so you might want to think about that when you're figuring out what to pack for the hospital when having a baby. This is ok, if you choose to do this. Just don't forget them at the hospital! Oh, and by the way, by taking my diaper bag for these few things, I had the bag to pack stuff in to take home too!

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