A Mothers Guide To Maternity Bag Essentials

So you're hormones are going crazy, you're feeling antsy and everyone online has an opinion on what you need in your maternity bag. Well, this will hopefully calm those nerves a bit and help you decide.

When I was pregnant with our little one, the baby bag was the biggest pain in the neck. I spent countless hours looking at Youtube and searching websites for the perfect baby bag contents. After it's all said and done, I realize the bag is probably the most personal part of that hospital room and each bag will be different (even your husbands bag). Below is a list of the items I had in my bag and the items I highly recommend based on countless customer interactions. 

 

Pre-labor & Delivery Hospital Bag

  • Good quality bag
  • Travel toiletries 
  • Lavender oil & Diffuser (really helps calm your nerves) 
  • Maternity robe
  • Coming home outfits
  • Hospital paperwork, I.D. & Insurance card
  • Birth plan (if you have one)
  • Emergency contacts list
  • Bathrobe
  • Non-slip socks
  • Slippers and Flip-flops
  • Lip balm
  • Body lotion or Massage oil
  • Relaxing music playlist
  • Phone & Charger

 

Post Labor & Delivery Hospital Bag

  • Night gowns (couple)
  • Heavy-duty maternity pads
  • Underwear (several pairs)
  • Toiletries
  • Cosmetics & Skincare products
  • Glasses (if you need them)
  • Phone & Charger
  • Clothes (a few pairs incase you stain some)
  • Snacks & drinks

 

Birth Partner Hospital Bag Essentials

  • Snacks & Water
  • Phone & Charger
  • Video camera + chargers and batteries
  • Clothes
  • Entertainment
  • Toiletries
  • Overnight clothes (if needed)

 

Hospital Bag for Baby

  • Cute Newborn Onesies
  • Bodysuits 
  • Diapers
  • Wipes
  • Socks & Booties
  • Receiving blankets / Swaddle
  • Going home outfit
  • Car seat