Hospital Bag Checklist

October 22, 2015 in Health + Beauty

hospital bag checklist


I’m pretty sure the question a lot of moms ask more than anything else is “What should I pack in my hospital bag for when I have my baby?”. So I’ve decided to create a “master list” for moms to be able to refer to. Keep in mind, I think it’s good to keep it simple. So these are just suggestions. (Click on the items to see what brand I use or like + make sure to pin this for later!)



For baby:

1 or 2 Newborn outfits to go home in (The hospital will have outfits during your stay)

Boppy Pillow

Car Seat

Diaper Bag


fingernail clippers/mittens to put over their hands


For Mama:


Pony tail holder

Your own pillow + blanket


Razor: It feels heavenly to shave your legs now that you can finally reach!

Make-up: I just brought the minimum needed like foundation and mascara unless you are wanting more for pictures.



Flip Flops to shower in

Nursing Bra if you plan on nursing or anything that is “easy access” – I just wore the hospital robe the whole time and it worked!

Nipple Cream

Robe (if you want to get out of the hospital one)

Comfy, loose clothes to go home in

Pads: The hospital will give you some cute ones to wear;) but I liked having extra of my own just in case.

Snacks: protein filled are a bonus.

Phone + Phone Charger

Music/Movies: I pushed with Katy Perry blasting “Roar” because I felt like I was doing a thousand sit ups and it helped me get pumped to keep going! Everyone is so different tho, some like relaxing music on, or none at all.

Thank you cards or gifts of appreciation – for nurses/doctors/midwife


For Daddy:

Change of clothes





Insurance card/Birth plan/Paperwork


What else should be added to this list? Did you regret not bringing something? Would love to hear, comment below!










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  • Jacquie H October 23, 2015 at 3:31 pm

    Shower flip flops are a must for me!!

  • Chelsea @ Life With My Littles October 23, 2015 at 7:47 pm

    This is an awesome list! Mittens for their little hands are so important!

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