ARTICLE By Janelle Dulay

Hospital Bag Essentials Checklist

5 Minutes

Hospital Bag Essentials Checklist

Hospital Bag Essentials Checklist:

As your due date approaches, and anticipation builds for the arrival of your little one, it's time to ensure you're well-prepared for the journey ahead. Amidst the excitement of setting up the nursery and finalising arrangements, don't overlook the importance of packing your hospital bag.

For You:

Changing Bags and Comfortable Clothing: Stay organised and comfortable with a versatile changing bag like the Finnson Selby Eco Changing Tote. Its durable, well-organized design ensures you have everything you need at your fingertips. Remember to pack soft, stretchy clothing for before, during, and after your hospital visit, prioritising comfort as you embark on your journey into motherhood.

C-Section and Postnatal Accessories: If a C-section is planned or even a possibility, it's wise to pack supportive items tailored to your needs. Consider essentials like Cariwell Hospital Panties for comfort and hygiene, and explore supportive postnatal clothing options like Belly Bandit bras and babymoov U-Shape Maternity Pillows for added comfort during recovery.

Toiletries and Mealtime Accessories: Treat yourself to a bit of pampering with soothing lotions and moisturizers to help you relax during your hospital stay. Stay hydrated with a convenient bottle equipped with a straw, ensuring you can quench your thirst with ease. If breastfeeding is on the agenda, consider bringing along a breast pump and bottles to facilitate feeding.

For Baby:

Sleepwear and Blankets: Ensure your little one stays cozy with a selection of sleepsuits and blankets. Opt for soft, breathable fabrics like those found in MORI Sleepsuits and Merino Kids swaddles, designed to keep your baby comfortable and secure.

Baby Changing and Accessories: Stock up on newborn essentials, including nappies, wipes, and muslin squares. Consider eco-friendly options like TotsBots nappies and Modern Cloth Nappy Co bamboo washable wipes, gentle on delicate skin and kind to the environment.


Don't Forget:

As you prepare for this incredible journey, let this checklist serve as your guide, ensuring you have everything you need for a smooth and comfortable transition into parenthood.

Checklist Recap:

  1. Changing Bags Comfortable clothing 
  2. Maternity clothing
  3. C-Section + postnatal support clothing 
  4. Toiletries + essentials 
  5. Breast + Bottle feeding 
  6. Sleepwear + blankets 
  7. Baby changing + accessories 
  8. Car seats