21 Things To Pack Inside Your Hospital Bag

You’ve had a whole nine months to plan for the day you welcome your new baby into the world, but let’s be real – time has managed to slip past you, or you’re suffering from baby brain (it’s a thing), so it’s a good idea to have a list written out of everything that you’ll need to pack.

We’ve compiled a comprehensive list of what you’ll need in the lead up to the birth, after labour, and when you finally get to leave the hospital.

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What I’m packing in my bag, baby’s bag and husband’s bag for the hospital is now live on the blog!! 🧳👶🏻🏨 I made a graphic check list as well on the post that you can print out or pin on Pinterest if you’re interested! ❤️ Crazy we are at this point and that we will be heading to the hospital within a few weeks! 😱😁 @liketoknow.it http://liketk.it/2zd6g #liketkit #LTKbump #LTKbaby #LTKfamily

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Preferably the kind that button down the front to make breast-feeding easier.

Backless slippers

For scuffling around the hospital without extra effort.


You’re definitely going to get sweaty, so make sure you have a hairband on hand.

Phone Charger

Waiting time means you’ll probably use up your battery pretty fast, so be prepared.

A Pillow

You might not like the pillows you get at the hospital, so it’s good to have extra on hand. V-shaped pillows are particularly for elevation while you’re breastfeeding.


You’re going to get bored in the lead-up, so having books on hand are a good way to pass the time. It’s also a great time to brush up on baby-related material.

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Earphones fall under the same category as books. You may also need some calming music to help allay your nerves and fears, or just need a way to block out surrounding sounds for some “me time.”

Lip Balm and Moisturiser

You may find your skin and lips getting dry for a number of reasons – the hospital ventilation, dehydration, nerves. Keep these small things on hand for a touch of comfort.


Both for if you get cold or just as a piece of comfort.


Even though all phones have fantastic cameras, it’s nice to have an actual camera on hand. Polaroids are also perfect for a more personal touch.

A mini fan

Your hormones will be wreaking havoc on your body, so have a mini fan on hand to control your body temperature.

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What’s in your hospital bag? 🎒 Check out my new blog and YouTube video to see what all the moms are telling you to bring to your birth! Link in bio!

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After Birth

A going-home outfit

You’re going to want to slip into something comfortable after the stress of giving birth. Loose pants or a long loose dress won’t put any unnecessary strain on your body.

Nursing bra

Nursing bras allow you to breastfeed your baby without having to remove your actual bra, so make sure to buy a few pairs before heading to the hospital.

Toothbrush and toiletries

You’re going to be in the hospital for a few nights, so it’s important to have all your toiletries around. Toothbrush, deodorant, face wipes, earbuds, and any other travel-sized bits you might need.

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Week 31 – Hospital Bag packing has commenced 👜 • • What were your must haves in labour/after birth? 👶🏼 • • There’s no real guide as to when to pack your bag.. some people have it packed from 20 weeks, or others, like me when I was pregnant with Lilia don’t have it finished before they give birth at 39 weeks (no pjs, pants or toiletries.. everyone told me she would be late okay!?) • • I’m such a last minute Larry with everything in life I know if I don’t start packing it soon that they’ll be things that I’ll forget to buy before! So I’m just starting with the basic things for now and will gradually add to it as and when over the next few weeks • • You can never really plan for your hospital visit – babies are very unpredictable and our bodies all react differently to labour so it could be a case that you give birth and go home within hours, like I did with Alba, or you and baby might need extra support and have to stay in for a few days/weeks. So it’s hard to know if you’re over packing/under packing but obviously friends and family will be willing to bring you any extra things should you need them! • • Also please excuse my fluffy brush.. Lilia brushed the rug with it and I can’t get the last few bits out 😂🙈

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Throwaway underwear

Your underwear won’t last the labour, so make sure you’re not wearing a pair that you actually like. Lightweight cotton is particularly good if you’ve had a Cesarean and don’t want to irritate the scar.

Eye mask

To make sleeping post (and pre) birth a lot easier. Hospitals are not renown for being comfortable places of rest.

Essential oils

Certain oils can help you to relax and combat stress and anxiety, like lavender, so do your research and find the oils that work best for you. The smells will also become associated with the day, so choose carefully.

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What’s in my hospital bag?! 🏥 💼 Pretty much packed enough for the entire labor and delivery floor 🤣, but dishing out the scoop on every single thing I included over on the blog (link in bio)! These posts were always so helpful to me, so hoping I can pass along those tips as well! ALSO 🔊: trying to think of a cute/practical gift idea for all the nurses and staff during our stay and would love your feedback! Starbucks gift cards and candy?, ordering breakfast 🥯?!, help this chic out and let me know below!! #hospitalbag http://liketk.it/2AGiD #liketkit @liketoknow.it @solesociety #mysolesociety #sspartner #LTKbump #LTKbaby #LTKunder100 #37weekspregnant #pregnancystyle

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For Your Baby

Baby blankets

Your new bub may find it cold adjusting from the hospital to your car, so bring a baby blanket to keep them warm.

Swaddles, socks, and jumpsuits

This goes without saying.

Baby car seat

You can’t leave without a properly-installed baby car seat, so have one prepared.


Trust us, stock up.

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baby boys hospital bag is packed and ready to go ✨🌞 #37weeks

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