My Hospital Bag: What to pack?!

I’m the type of person who wants to feel as prepared as possible, so I’m already packing my hospital bag to prepare for the big day… in case it’s a surprise. I suggest packing the essentials and have it ready to go around 35-36 weeks.  Here’s my list… I’ve added some things from last time and decided to leave a few things off that weren’t necessary!


  • Baby Clothing
  • Swaddle Blankets
    • Aden & Anais  (shop here & here)
    • Little Unicorn Muslin Blankets (shop here)
    • Life Tree (shop here)
  • Halo Swaddle Sack… if you want to go ahead and start using this in the hospital, they start at NB size (shop here)
  • Door Sign
    • For a Girl (shop here)
    • For a Boy (shop here)
  • Hospital/ Birthing Robe (shop here, here here and here)
  • Pajamas (shop here, here and here)
  • Lounge Clothes (shop here, here and here)
  • Going home outfit… something besides maternity, but still loose fitting
  • Nursing Bras
  • Nursing Pads (like these here)
  • Granny Pannies… for those big pads for bleeding
  • Flip Flops to shower in
  • House slippers
  • Socks
  • Nursing Pillow (like the Boppy or Mombo)
  • Belly Bandit (shop here)
  • Toiletries
    • Makeup
    • Shampoo/Conditioner
    • Body Puff and Body Wash
    • Make Up Remover Cloths or Make Up Remover
    • Towels (the hospital ones are dreadful so you may want to take your own)
    • Toothbrush/Toothpaste
  • Mother Love Nipple Cream (shop here)
  • Any Essential Oils/Diffuser that may be relaxing for you
  • Eye mask (for you and your hubby… it’s hard to sleep in those hospitals) (like this ons here)
  • Pillows (you’ll want your own)
  • Blanket… you or your spouse may want one to feel more comfortable and homey
  • Snacks for you and your spouse… I also suggest some Pedilite for labor and post labor
  • Nurses Gifts (check out my post here)
  • Gift for older sibling when they come to visit their new sibling (some examples in this post)
  • Duplicate all of your basics for your husband as well


For a Printable Checklist of the Hospital Packing List click HERE



I found this cute little sign for the door… just pack a marker to write on it!

Shop HERE for a girl banner… and HERE for a boy banner!


I’ve packed a gift for Everly to give Ranger… he’s really big into Thomas and trains right now so this was perfect for him!


Shop for Mom

Shop for Baby

Is there anything else you feel you need to throw in that I’ve forgotten??