What To Pack in Your Hospital Bag

maternity hospital robe 33 weeks pregnant baby bump photo lace teddy

What to pack in your hospital bag can be so overwhelming.  There’s so much to think about.  I was completely unorganized for Milan’s birth and had no clue what to bring and ended up forgetting everything.  I definitely don’t want to go through that again so I’m putting together a list of what to pack for mamas, baby and dads.

what to pack in your hospital bag pregnancy

My hospital Bag Checklist:

  • Robe (I got this one with a matching baby swaddle and hat set)
  • Nursing bra (I got this 2 pack HERE)
  • Hair clips
  • Nipple balm
  • Hand sani
  • Hand wipes
  • iPhone charger
  • Snacks (I’m bringing these dates to help with delivery + these protein bars)
  • Nursing pads
  • Underwear x 3
  • Lip balm (I use this organic one HERE)
  • Makeup bag
  • Hairbrush
  • Mouthwash
  • Toothpaste
  • Slippers
  • Flipflops
  • Dry shampoo (travel size HERE)
  • Tripod and remote for iPhone
  • gum
  • mints
  • Birthing ball
  • Cozy socks (I bought THESE)
  • Maxi Pads (you can always ask for extra from the hospital)
  • Night light (this was a suggestion from a reader that I thought was genius during late night feedings at the hospital)
  • Cheap pillow you can leave behind but bring a distinguishable pillow case
  • Cozy blanket (I love this one HERE)
  • Going home outfit (I bought these sweatpants and this sweatshirt)
  • Sneakers (I’m bringing THESE)

what to pack in your hospital bag pregnancy

Pajama shirtSocks | Slippers | Pink bottle

Baby item checklist:

  • Coming home outfit (bring at least 2 in case there’s a blow out)
  • Kimono bodysuit (I bought this organic one HERE)
  • Hats (I got this organic one and a smaller size in case she’s tiny)
  • Car seat (don’t bring in hospital but make sure to remember this!)
  • Swaddle blanket (I got this one to match my vintage rose robe)
  • Photo props (I got this letter board HERE)
  • Diapers if you don’t want to use the hospital ones (I prefer THESE)

what to pack in your hospital bag pregnancy baby newborn items

Pink and white bow hat | White organic hat | Pink organic hat | White organic kimono onesie | c/o ED by Ellen Degeneres pink outfit | Scratch mittens

what to pack in your hospital bag pregnancy maternity robe

Letter board | Swaddle and headband set (matching robe HERE) | Diapers

Daddy item checklist:

  • Advil
  • iPhone charger
  • Snacks
  • Water bottle
  • Tums
  • Boxers/change of clothes/socks
  • Sheets/pillow
  • Camera
  • Gum/mints

what to pack in your hospital bag pregnancy maternity robe

Robe | Slippers | Blythe Crib | Nook mattress | Delsey Luggage | c/o Pink Lily monogram weekend bag

I’m loving this Pink Lily boutique monogram weekend bag.  It’s the perfect size and very roomy.  I’ll use to pack all of baby girl’s items so it’ll be easily accessible.  I’m sure I’m forgetting a bunch of items.  If you have any suggestions, please leave the below! 🙂

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  1. Bath towel for showering. You don’t want to use the hospital version. Also make up remover face wipes- it may be hard or get up and wash your face in the beginning. I also brought a gift for the baby to give my older daughter when she came to visit the hospital. Last I found that nightgowns were the best option especially after a c-section. Pants were too much work and hurt my incision.

  2. I wished I would have brought my own cozy blanket for 2 days I spent on the hospital as well as extra outfits for myself. Just as we were leaving the hospital my bladder control was not under control and I peed all over the floor of my room.. i can laugh about it now but at the time I cried hysterically.
    Best wishes on a safe delivery!!
    Can’t wait too see your baby girl

  3. I would bring for you a maxi dress that is comfortable. I had a C section in July and I had to send my husband home the day we left the hospital because the outfit I brought to wear home was 1. Too hot for July (I also live in So Cal) 2. Hurt trying to put them on over my incision.
    Good luck! Have a safe and wonderful delivery!
    P.S. July babies are the best! My little one will be 8 on July 16th and she is the best thing ever!!!!