Hospital Bag Checklist from a North Dallas Newborn Photographer

Here is your hospital bag checklist for any Frisco or North Dallas area Mom from your local newborn photographer, Erica Grandin Photography! I am a mom of soon-to-be 3 boys and have delivered at Presby Dallas and Texas Health Flower Mound.

As a North Dallas newborn photographer, I see lots of babies and new moms every month. I have even met some of them in the hospital right after giving birth for their First 48 hospital photo session!

We can also make the First 48 session work at home if you prefer to wait until after leaving the hospital. Check out this Reel from Instagram for a look at what to expect:

Hospital Bag Checklist from your North Dallas Newborn Photographer

  1. Nursing Pillow
    A boppy or similar nursing pillow is a huge help when learning to breastfeed for the first time. It helps to save your back and positions babies right where they need to be.

  2. Extra Long Phone Charger
    Outlets are far away from the bed!

  3. Your Own Bath Towel
    Hospital towels are super tiny and you will definitely be ready for a shower during your hospital stay, trust me.

  4. Your Own Pillow
    The pillows in the hospital are SO thin! You will love having your own pillow from home.

  5. Extra Hair Ties, Chapstick, Hand Lotion
    Hospitals can be very dry. A few extra toiletries will go a long way.

  6. Socks or Slippers

  7. Nursing + Hands-Free Pumping Bra
    If you are breastfeeding, you may want to start pumping in the hospital to help stimulate your milk to come in faster.

  8. Your Favorite Snacks
    I’m big on snacks. I bring a bag for just my snacks alone!

  9. Comfortable, Neutral Robe or Nursing Gown for Mom for your First 48 Photos
  10. Cute Swaddle or Onesie for baby for Newborn Photo Announcement

    #9 and #10 on the list are for your First 48 hospital photos! You don’t need to have hair and makeup done or look perfect, these photos are all about the simplicity of you and your baby meeting for the first time. As your North Dallas newborn photographer, I will make sure you are super comfortable the entire time!
Frisco Newborn Photographer Erica Grandin

North Dallas Newborn Photographer | About Erica Grandin Photography

See what past clients have to say about working with Erica Grandin Photography and follow along on Facebook or Instagram for all my latest updates. As a North Dallas Newborn Photographer, I work with clients all over the DFW area.

Erica Grandin Photography is a baby photographer for Dallas newborns serving the Dallas, Frisco, Plano, Coppell, Flower Mound, Southlake, and surrounding DFW areas. Also available for travel to Austin and Central Texas. Focusing on photos that capture authentic emotion and bringing out your family’s true personality. Specializes in maternity photography sessions, newborn photography sessions, and in-home family photography.

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