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Best Things Moms Brought to the Hospital

Okay, you know all about the essentials to pack in your hospital bag, but there are a few more unexpected things to add to your list that might make your stay a lot more comfy. Here are some Bumpie-tested items you might not have thought to pack.

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“I brought refreshing aloe vera face wipes. That was a good decision!” -- della

“My iPhone really saved me. I had an endless supply of music that helped me focus on relaxing and working through labor.” -- Amy W.

“Socks! The hospital floors are cold.” -- BEG

“Don’t forget your trusty pillow, because the hospital ones suck.” -- Ashley S.

“One thing women might not think about is makeup, but if you bring some, you’ll probably be a lot more excited to take those first family photos with your baby!” -- Sandra M.

“I brought my robe; it was helpful to have a little touch of home with me in the hospital. And don’t forget dad! I packed a special bag for my hubby that had energy drinks, pajamas and a magazine in it.” -- Anna R.

“The best thing I packed was underwear because what the hospital gave me was so droopy and uncomfortable.” -- Mo_Phizz

“Bring Chap Stick! During labor, your lips get really dry.” -- Shannon G.

“Don’t forget extra batteries for the camera.” -- Anahi Z.

“Snacks! I was starving after labor, and my husband was too.” -- Colleen U.

“All you really need for baby is the coming home outfit. The hospital gives you diapers and wipes to take home.” -- Ellen T.

“Take a towel with you. When I was given the okay to take a shower, they brought me a towel that was as thin as toilet paper!” -- Candace M.

“Bring an empty duffle bag to bring home everything you get while you’re there.” -- Beth S.

Plus, more from The Bump:

Tool: Hospital Bag Checklist

How Long Will I Be in the Hospital After Delivery?

Crazy Labor and Delivery Stories

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See More: 3rd Trimester , Labor and Delivery