Baby Series: Brittany's Hospital/Emergency Bag

I am not pregnant. I do, however, have over a dozen friends who are expecting at the moment. Some of them it's their first time, some of them it's their second time, and some of them it's their sixth time or more. I have been around pregnant people all of my life. I usually always have at least one pregnant person in my life and I love that. I think it stems from being a teacher. I am kicking off the Baby Series with my friend's Brittany's, hospital/emergency bag.

The reason she and I both call it hospital/emergency bag is because she is having a homebirth on her due date (God willingly) so it doesn't need to be called a hospital bag since she isn't going to the hospital. However, she has this bag already packed in case some goes wrong before her due date and she has to deliver her baby Katerina in a hospital because of complications.

So here we go! I will post the links to what stuff she has and you can go from there! She is going to write out beside why she loves it and wants to have it with her.

Brittany, is just 17 years old. Kat is her first child. However, Brittany is anything but new to birth, pregnancy, and babies. She has more siblings than I have toes. Brittany's mom is a doula and has had plenty of birthing experience. She said if there is anything she adds she will let me know and I can update it.

First off is the bags themselves:

Pink Oversized Tote Bag : "I wanted something that cute and uplifting. If something goes wrong I want all the happiness I can grab. So a drab bag wouldn't just do for happy mommy."

Jujube Super Be - "Everyone recommended the JuJuBe company to me. My own mom, Genevieve, [Hunter], and Bre all recommended it to me. The fabrics are really cute and it's such a good quality bag."

LL Bean Carryall Tote Bag: "This bag is for the extra stuff really. Just something to carry it all in."

For Brittany:

MacKenzie ... Chic Maternity Hospital Gown-Dress ... Designer Fabric: "I picked this one out because I first loved the colors! Second, I liked that it has elastic in the top hem instead of snaps for breastfeeding! I am going to wear this hospital or not. Baby Be Mine has some awesome sets too!!!"

Gilligan & O'Malley® Women's 2-Pack Nursing Sleep Bra : "Everyone tells you to get a nursing bra but what I discovered is there are sleep ones, regular ones, and fun ones. I opted to put the sleeping ones in my hospital/emergency bag because 1) I don't know what size I will be at that time. 2) I will be lounging around."

Hanes® Women's Premium 3-Pack No Panty Lines Bikini: "I never thought I would be wearing Hanes again once I got to pick out my own underwear at 12 but here I am. I bought these just because I don't care if they get ruined while at the hospital. It's cheap and easy to just toss them in the garbage."

Lt. Weight Jaw Clip: "I want my hair out of my way when my Kit Kat arrives. I want it to be cute and not just thrown up in a ponytail. I have this on the handle of the bag because I want easy access to it."

Maternity Nursing Set Black: "I wanted a cute maternity nursing pajama set. Apparently cuteness doesn't exist (no Chevron!) and I just decided that I can make black cute!"

Always Ultra Thin Overnight With Wings Unscented Pads : "I do not want use the off brand ones from the hospital."

Rusk Hair Dryer W8less 2000 Watt Ceramic + Tourmaline"This is my travel hairdryer so that's why this is in here."

Rag Doll Non Skid Slipper Socks: "I wanted some cute fun socks to have and these just fit the bill."

JC Micro Terry Short Sleeve JacketJC Bootcut Pant in TerryCowl neck top in short sleeves in Red, and Roxy Sparrow: "I personally feel like I should look the best I can. The pretty you feel the happier you are. The happier you are the faster you heal."

Microphone Hair Brush: "This is a joke between me and my twin so I have to take it."

Chi Straightner: "Otherwise there will be a frizzy crazy headed new mom!"

For Beauty (Yes because some laboring mothers do believe in that):

Metallic Heart Cosmetic Bag: "This is where all of my make up will be."

SM Polka Dot Case: "For keeping the brushes in."

Polka Dot Cosmetic Brush Set: "I think having this will be something quick to grab and dab make up on with and then later on just toss it."

Other make up brushes from Sigma, ELF, and MAC. "I am going to try an look my best."

Travel Toothbrush, Crest Toothpaste & Scope Mouthwash: "I want to have something I throw away after having to use it."

Fortune Cookie Soap OCD Unicorn Farts: "I tried this only because of [Hunter] and omg I love that it doesn't leave my hands dry."

Juice Beauty Green Apple Peel Full Strength: "This is going to be a must have for after Kat even! This is so luxurious! It leaves my skin so amazing!"

Juice Beauty Perfecting Foundation Ivory: "I have fell in love with this while being pregnant."

Juice Beauty Green Apple Cleansing Gel: "Another must have even after Kat."

Juice Beauty Defining Mascara Black: "This isn't the greatest but while I'm pregnant it will get the job done for fantastic lashes that last."

Burt's Bee Tinted Lip Balm Red Dahlia: "I have loved this while being pregnant."

RMS Cream Shadow in Magnetic: "I love this color!"

Rock the Smokey Eye Shadow Palette: "I remember almost crying because I couldn't use my palettes this changed everything!"

Aveeno Radiating Moisturizer: "This works so awesomely!"

Yes to Tomatoes Wipes: "I was actually using these before getting pregnant and they really help!"

Fekkai Apple Cider Shampoo: "I use this even when not pregnant as does my mom!"

My vitamins.

For Nursing:

EnJoye™ LBI Breast Pump with Deluxe Tote Set: "This is my mom's breast feeding pump that she has had since she married her second husband."

PumpEase® hands-free pumping bra: "My friend who is pregnant herself now highly recommended these to me!"

Lansinoh Thera Pearl 3-in-1 Hot Or Cold Breast Therapy"I was recommended to get these by way of several mothers."

Itzy Ritzy™ Glitzy Gals™ Washable Nursing Pads in Natural: "I have been told how awesome these are for nursing and also that they have many uses."

Boppy Bare Naked Pillow: "I have a cute red and black cover to match her room."

Booby Tubes: "These can be cold or hot for whatever your need and that's really appealing to me."

Natural Nipple Butter: "Everyone I know that breastfeeds uses this!"

For Baby:

Black, White & Red Plush Panda Baby Rattle: "I decided on this being her first toy because babies can pick up on black and white the best."

Baby Girl Red Damask Minky Layette Gown : "First outfits need to be special. This one had Kat written all over it!"

Just One You™ by Carter: "I like the idea of having the stick on cute sayings and then putting them in her baby book."

The Robertson Dynasty Blanket - Faith Love Hope - Uncle Si of Duck Dynasty's Grandson Wyatt's Blanket - by Mommy Moxie on Etsy: "This was a gift for me and Kat from our housekeeper who pratically raised me and my siblings while my parents were busy working and other things."

Look, Look! Board book: "To me reading is a huge part of development. I already read books to her and I have been reading to her since I was ten weeks pregnant."

Organic Cotton Newborn Mittens: "I want to protect her skin from her nails. I have seen it happen too many times."

Vampire ghosties burp cloth: "I like to be different, can you tell?"

Gerber Unisex-Baby Newborn 6 Pack Cozy Designer Socks

Diapers: "I am using Honest company and G-Diapers."

Wipes: "Using the Honest company ones."


PINK Laundry Bag: "I wanted to add this because I don't want dirty clothes getting on everything."

Itzbeen Pocket Nanny Baby Care Timer: "I know there are apps on iPads, phones, and iPods. I just wanted something else that would help me a lot more. This way everyone knows the times and I don't have rely information. It's there!"

Cottonelle Gentle Care Moist Wipes: "I just think it will be nicer than having to use regular toilet paper!"

Tide To Go Instant Stain Remover: "I always have one of these and I decided why not?"

Lush Massage Bar Hottie: "I have been warned that I will have leg cramps and such so I am going prepared for whoever is in the room with me. They can pamper me while we wait for Kat to get here!"

Lauren Ralph Lauren Greenwich Bath Towel: "Just like my reason for bringing my own gown. I don't know who else's blood and vomit has been on the towels. I don't care how sanitized they are that makes me want to hurl! So I have packed two black towel that are nice and fluffy."

Acrylic Twist Tumbler : "I don't like to think about hospital germs and such so I have two of these and an expo marker so I can mark how much I have drank!"

Extra Tshirt in XL and regular sweatpants in a large: "I like to think of the other people staying with me through this."

Birthing Ball: "I got this one because of how tall I am."

Clorox Wipes: "I am just scared of germs like crazy."

Laptop & Charger: "Whoever is with you or you yourself can surf the internet and keep everyone updated."

Camera & Charger: "Pretty sure this speaks for itself."

iPod: "I have two labor playlists already; upbeat and soothing."

$10 in ones: "For the vending machines and extra cash."

Things to do:

  • "My mom has encouraged me to make padsicles. She said make inexpensive ones first then when the baby arrives use the good padsicles with good pads. So I made my first batch with Target's up and up sanitary pads overnight, witch hazel and aloe vera."
  • "A second thing my mom has told me is to use Vicks and cotton rounds for hemorrhoids. She swears that it will be better than Preparation H or Tucks."
  •  "I have already had the car seat installed into the car. I did it several times with the instructor to make sure I was doing it properly myself."

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