As your due date gets closer, you know it's time to pack your hospital bag - for labour, delivery, and after delivery. We recommend having your hospital bag ready to go during your third trimester, around 35 - 37 weeks, just in case you go into labour before your due date.
But what do you actually need to pack in your hospital bag? Whether you’re having a normal or C-section delivery, you’re going to be spending at least one or two nights in the hospital. So if you're not sure where to start, here are the essential items you will need to welcome your little one.
While some hospitals provide moms-to-be with basic necessities, it's always best to bring your own for added comfort. With all the essentials you will need to welcome your little one, it's best to have a bag that can fit it all. Childhome Mommy Bag is at the top of the wishlist of pregnant women and new mothers all over the world. It has multiple compartments and elastic bands to keep the bag tidy easily.
- Bag (to store all your essentials)
- Slippers/Flip Flops
- Toiletries (toothbrush, toothpaste, lip balm, brush/comb, etc)
- Nursing Bras
- Nursing Pads
- Nursing Pillow
- Nipple Cream/Healing
- Maternity Pads
- Peri Bottle
- Straw Cups
- Snacks & Drinks!
Your little one has arrived and as parents, we can't wait to bring our little one home. Hospitals will have swaddles, but chances are they may not be very soft. We recommend bringing your own swaddles since nurses will be teaching you how to properly swaddle your little one. Malabar Baby Organic Swaddle is a luxuriously soft organic cotton swaddle that gets softer after every wash. It will keep your little one snuggled on your way home.
- Newborn Cloth Diapers/Disposable Diapers (whichever you prefer)
- Baby Blanket
- Coming Home Outfit (socks, hat, bodysuits, etc)
- Car Seat
Hospital Bag Essentials for Dad
Dads, we are not forgetting about you. We want you to be comfortable as you wait for your little one's arrival. If you decided to stay in the hospital with your partner, Naked Lab Organic Bamboo Silk Adult Pillowcases will help you achieve a comfortable sleep through ultra-soft and comfortable sustainable bamboo.
- Camera (take a snap of your little one)
Essential Things to Remember
- Records and Birth Plan
- Insurance Cards
- Bank Cards/Cash
- Phone & Charger
At Petit Tippi, we want to make parents' lives easier and stress-free. We have pre-packed a Hospital Essentials Pack and Hospital Essentials Lite Pack that includes all the must-haves you'll need for the first few days at the hospital and once you get home. It includes eco-friendly items that are all packed and ready to go!
Have a safe and successful delivery!
*Cover photo 📸 @dearbirth