hospital bag checklist

May 09, 2017

hospital bag checklist

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!

Mama Items:

1. bag

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! 

Also love this trio set from Duckworth. Comfy tank, pajama pants and robe included! Also check out their Bundle bags if you want to purchase everything all at once. Pretty awesome idea!!

3. nursing bras + camis

I have two of these nursing bras from Ingrid and Isabel as well as two of the nursing camis! Love love the cami tops for nursing and holding in that post baby belly. 

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

Milk Snob makes this amazing nursing cover that also serves as a carseat cover + shopping cart cover! Win win!

Also worth mentioning is this Ingrid and Isabel cover. Can be used as a cozy wrap in the hospital as well!

6. nursing salve 

You all know I'm obsessed with Tubby Todd products, well they now have a new nursing salve! Excited to use this, I know it will be just as amazing as the rest of their products (I've used them ALL)

7. nursing pads

I purchased these bamboo pads on Amazon! Comes in a 10 pack and has great reviews. 

8. chapstick

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

10. boppy

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.

11. toiletries

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

 

Baby Items:

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

Love these natural pacifiers from Natursutten. Darling wooden clip is by Nomilumade.

7. bonnets

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.

9. lotion

Not a necessity since the hospital provides lotion, but Fin had such sensitive skin I'm packing up some Tubby Todd dream cream

10. diapers

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?

 

Xo Makel 

 




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