The Ultimate Hospital Bag Checklist

  • Nursing bras
  • Comfortable loose-fitting clothes enough for 2–3 days stay, breastfeeding friendly clothing if you plan on breastfeeding.
  • Underwear
  • PJs
  • A dressing gown
  • Jandals
  • Toiletries — You’ll want your hairbrush, regular or dry shampoo, toothbrush and toothpaste, deodorant, body wash, lip balm, extra hair ties and face wipes (in case you’re not up to showering right away)
  • If you have a pillow you prefer or nursing pillow you want to take?
  • Glasses/contact lenses
  • Breast pads
  • Maternity sanitary pads (2 packets)
  • Any medications
  • Healing products — Postpartum spray is a must! You won’t regret it.
  • A reusable water bottle and, if you want something more than water, an electrolyte drink, or coconut water is always good
  • Snacks — whatever is your go to…muesli bars, lactation cookies or some treats for you
  • Phone charger
  • Portable Bluetooth speaker and Spotify playlist if you plan on listening to music during labour.
  • 3 stretch and grows, or tops and pants that cover arms and legs
  • 3 hoodless long sleeve cardigans / tops
  • 1 hat (cotton/ wool)
  • Booties and socks
  • 2 swaddles/wraps
  • Blanket
  • Nappies, enough for 3–4 days
  • Baby wipes
  • Cell phone and charger
  • Book/iPad/laptop/headphones. Download a few new podcasts to listen to in case there is some down time.



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Alisha Harper

Alisha Harper

Owner and Designer of Flourish Maternity. Stylish Maternity & Nursing Wear at affordable prices.