My list of everything you need for the hospital! I've included links for my favorite products. I've had the opportunity to work with a lot of incredible baby and mama shops over the years of running a baby clothing line. These are my favorite items that made the cut to my hospital bag! Bonus is that most of these companies are mama owned shops and you know how passionate I am about supporting these woman and all small shops in the US!
Birdling bags makes the nicest bags. I'm all about pockets and organization so I went with the weekender but the overnighter would work great as well. Best part is the separate compartments to separate mama and baby items!
2. nightgown, pajamas and robe
I have the Dwell and Slumber house dress to use as a hospital/nightgown. I have two because they are so amazing!
3. nursing bras + camis
4. nursing nightgown
Ingrid and Isabel also has amazing nursing nightgowns. I have the lounge nursing cami + shorts as well! The quality on all their nursing items are incredible! I plan on living in their nursing items for the first few months!
5. nursing cover
Also worth mentioning is this Ingrid and Isabel cover. Can be used as a cozy wrap in the hospital as well!
6. nursing salve
7. nursing pads
I purchased these bamboo pads on Amazon! Comes in a 10 pack and has great reviews.
I'm packing up my beet tinted lip butter from Urban Oreganics. Adds a touch of color and the butter is very hydrating and all natural ingredients!
9. slippers + warm socks
I'm dying over this linen boppy cover from Madly Wish! So timeless and linen is such a good fabric that washes well and is great for heat resistance (be sure to check out their linen crib sheets as well). They also have a darling floral cover.
12. ID and insurance card
13. phone/camera and chargers
14. going home outfit
I'm using my Legoe Heritage joggers and tee!
15. shower flip flops
1. car seat
Nuna Pipa all the way! This car seat is so nice and one of the safest on the market. I'm so blown away by the quality and style of this seat!
2. swaddle blankets
These bamboo Solly Swaddles are incredibly soft and stretchy! They come in a two pack, I got the swiss cross+camel!
Max and Moose is another favorite of mine! Love the neutral tones and the cotton softnesss.
3. heirloom blanket
This heirloom 8-layer cotton gauze blanket from Willaby Shop is just beautiful. I plan to keep this for years to come and pass down to each baby! They also have some nice big and thick burp cloths I packed up! Everything is hand dyed with natural dye.
There's also this knit blanket from our shop. Perfect for a heavier blanket, stroller blanket or crib blanket. The bee pattern is just a classic neutral for newborns. These are 80% recycled organic cotton and 20% polyester. They wash up great and the quality is awesome!
4. socks + mittens
5. couple of kimono tops and leggings
I purchased this two pack of kimono tops on Amazon. These are a necessity for newborns. They have built in mittens to keep baby from scratching, and they're great for not rubbing on the cord/navel in the early days. You also may be just lucky enough to not wake up a sleeping babe for diaper changes!
6. pacifier + clip
Briar Handmade has some beautiful basic bonnets.
For something fun for the take home outfit I suggest some neutral printed bonnets from our shop!
8. going home outfit
Can't beat the organic footed overalls from Loved Baby.
Not a necessity since the hospital provides lotion, but Fin had such sensitive skin I'm packing up some Tubby Todd dream cream.
Another item that will be provided by the hospital but I'm packing up in case this baby has sensitive skin. I'm incredibly impressed with the softness of the Parasol diapers. This is what I plan on using for this baby boy.
11. baby book
Promptly Journals makes the most beautiful baby book. It covers from pregnancy all the way until age 18. Packing this to get those first hand and feet prints in the baby book!
What did you love having in your Hospital bag? Did you under or over pack?