It has been three years since I packed my delivery bag for twins and headed to the hospital. I guess you could say this post is long overdue, but that is most of my to-do list with toddler twins running around.
What to Pack in a Delivery Bag
We’ll pretend I used all that time to think about what you need to pack in a hospital bag for twins in order to make this the best twin hospital packing checklist ever.
Plus, I recently turned it into a printable delivery bag checklist that you can grab at the end of this post!
Hospital Packing List for Mom
First, what to pack in a Delivery Bag for Twins that is for YOU! It’s better to be over prepared than under prepared, especially if you don’t live close to the hospital.
#1 Carry-on bag or large bag to fit all the items listed below.
#2 Loose comfortable nightgown or nursing nightgown
#3 Change of clothes for going home, unless you don’t mind leaving in your nightgown.
#4 Flip-flops, slippers, or slipper socks because sadly that swelling isn’t going away once the babies are delivered. At least it didn’t for me.
#5 Giant comfy underwear you don’t care about. No thongs and nothing fancy that you plan to wear again because those super-sized maternity pads aren’t always the greatest. Even when worn with those stylish mesh protector panties.
#6 Lotion, lip balm, hair tie/clip/headband, hairbrush, toothbrush, toothpaste, shampoo, conditioner, body wash, deodorant.
It’s just nice to feel refreshed after all the work of delivering twins honestly. I had to soak in a tub each day I was in the hospital but will admit that I didn’t fully put myself together until the day I went home.
#7 Pillow if you prefer you own comfortable pillow over what the hospital will provide.
#8 Camera, smartphone, and chargers. For all those twin baby photos you’ll be taking, obvs.
#9 Nursing Bra, nursing pads, and nipple cream if you will be nursing.
#10 Documents you will need including insurance cards, social security cards, or anything else the hospital requires you to provide. I brought along a folder with everything in it, and it worked well for ALL the paperwork the hospital gave me too.
#11 Thank You Cards for nurses, and if you want to get a head start on the gifts visitors brought in.
Hospital Packing List for Twins
Now let’s talk about that hospital packing checklist for twins with what you need in a delivery bag for twins!
#1 Diaper Bag to fit all the items below.
#2 4-6 onesies or sleepers that are easy to put on.
#3 Change of Clothes for going home for each baby.
#4 Outfits for pictures if your hospital offers newborn photos.
#5 Preemie outfit for each baby. I didn’t have this with me because of the size my twins weighed in at pre-delivery. Even then, newborn clothes were a bit big so hubby ran out and picked up preemie outfits for them. You just never so it’s nice to have these on hand just in case.
#6 Booties or socks, and hand mittens.
#7 Jackets, hats, or whatever the twins need based on the weather when you deliver.
#8 Boppy Pillow and this can go on both lists because it comes in handy for holding, nursing, and comfort while sleeping!
Guess what?! I recently turned this awesome hospital packing list for twins into a printable so you can prepare for the big day! Grab it below and get packing!
–> PRINT HERE <–
What items would you add to the list of must haves for a delivery bag for twins?