Hospital Bag – Mama & Baby

by | Jun 22, 2020 | Baby, Beauty, COVID-19, Fashion, Health, Kids, Life, Motherhood, Pregnancy, Product Reviews, Shopping, Style, Uncategorized

I remember when I was pregnant with Maxton, and ready to pack my hospital bag, I had no idea what I needed. I relied on the suggested list we received from the hospital during the prenatal classes, and a couple of books I had at the time. (Blogs and YouTube were not popular then.)

There were so many things I brought that I didn’t need, and things I wish I had thought to bring. I was definitely better prepared when I packed my bag with Everly.

With this being the third time around, I feel much more experienced and sure about what I should be including in both my bag and the baby’s bag.

My Bag

  • Pj’s (You will want to change into something other than a hospital gown after you have the baby – whether it be a vaginal delivery or a c-section. You want to be comfortable!)
  • Nursing Bras (I purchased mine from Walmart and Bravado)
  • Robe
  • Nursing Tank (mine are from Walmart)
  • Comfortable Underwear
  • Pads
  • Depends or mesh underwear (I have never used them post-partum before, but have heard they are THE BEST for the first week or so, post-partum. I will let you know what I think!)
  • Slippers or Flip-flops
  • Make-up (if you choose)
  • Headbands/Hair ties
  • Toiletries (Toothbrush, toothpaste, floss, skincare products, shampoo, conditioner, body wash. You may or may not want to shower at the hospital depending on how long your stay is.)
  • Chapstick/lip balm
  • Nipple Cream
  • Nursing pads
  • Nursing Pillow
  • Clothes to go home in
  • Lysol Wipes (This is personal preference. With COVID-19, you may feel more comfortable if you have your own disinfectant wipes on hand to wipe a few things down – even though you are in a sterile environment.)

Baby’s Bag

  • Diapers (I pack some Newborn and Size 1’s. Maxton never fit into newborn diapers at 11lbs)
  • Wipes
  • Hats/Headbands (or both)
  • Go home outfit (if you want something specific)
  • Sleepers
  • Blankets
  • Dipaer Cream
  • Burp cloths
  • Towel (for baby’s first bath)
  • Hair/body wash
  • Soothers
  • Ddrops
  • Car Seat
  • First Picture Props (if you want)
  • Sanitizer (I have the hello bello spray sanitizer)

General Items

  • Snacks (Bulk Barn stock up!)
  • Drinks (Water bottles, Gatorade, juice, etc.)
  • Long phone charger (I ordered a 10 ft cord off Amazon)
  • Laptop (If your hospital has Wifi you can stream shows or movies)
  • Yeti (For both hot and cold drinks)

I am sure there are things I am forgetting but I feel pretty prepared for the most part.

I hope this helps! Don’t be afraid to overpack! It’s better to be overprepared than be missing something you wish you had. With COVID-19, once you are in the hospital you have to stay (here at least), you can’t send your partner to grab what you’re missing.



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