Hospital Bag Checklist: What to Pack in Your Hospital Bag!
November 13, 2019
Your baby is about to arrive. So many things are going to happen and the last thing that you’d want is to panic while trying to hold it over one contraction after another. Today is the day to start preparing: Get this checklist and start packing your hospital bag!
The hospital arrival essentials:
Hospital paperwork, ID, insurance card - it’s important to make sure you have multiple copies of these documents in your bag. Put one set of these documents in a plastic envelope that you can easily get when you open your bag and make sure your partner knows where to get it just in case you have to unexpectedly deliver before due date.
Birth plan - you might have discussed this with your doctor but it’s important to have multiple copies available so that the medical team who will assist you are well-informed
Personals during labor:
Soft robe. Wear it in the hospital while pacing around during labor.
Toiletries! Omg, this is just way too important to miss. Toiletries is a separate checklist altogether: soap, shampoo, toothbrush, toothpaste, facial wash, deodorant, lip balm, extra hair ties, tissue/wipes, and anything else that you usually choose. Make sure to put them all in a clear bag for easy-pull.
Contact lenses/spare eyeglasses if you wear them. Make sure you pack this separately from your daily wear so you won’t forget.
Feet care: Slippers/flip-flops and socks
Pillows and bath towel
Personals after birth:
Soft, comfy nightgown for sleeping during your hospital stay.
Maxi pads, extra toiletries (as listed above).
Mommy undergarments - it’s important to make sure you’re bringing comfortable nursing lingerie. We suggest choosing from this collection of You! Lingerie. You can shop for your next nursing set here.
Going home outfit. Get comfy postpartum clothes with elastic waist and pair it with a cute, soft, loose-fitting top. You can get our best-selling postpartum leggings here. Our Snapback Postpartum Leggings is available in black and gray.