I’ve seen countless articles, posts, and Pinterest tips about what pregnant women should pack in their hospital bags- but never anything about the dads. That is, until I found this article by Krista at While He Was Napping! Check it out for a great list on what Dad can bring to the hospital to make himself, Mom, and Baby more comfortable. It has a full list of hospital essentials (pillows, shirts, comfy pants, snacks, etc), but here are a few super useful out-of-the-box things I’d never think of:
-Extra towels from home- if he wants to take a shower, he’ll need one! It’s also just a good idea to have extra towels. You never know if a hospital is going to be generous or stingy with them.
-Swim trunks- if he wants to shower or help you shower, but isn’t keen on doctors/nurses potentially walking in on him.
-A laptop, tablet, or something else to do- sometimes labor can be a LONG process
-A list of important contact numbers- grandparents, aunts, uncles, family friends- everyone who needs to know about the baby!