Featured: What to pack in your Hospital Bag: Complete Guide of Must-brings!
We’re welcoming our second in just a month and our hospital bag is ready!
Getting ready for a new baby is always exciting and terrifying at the same time. That’s why it’s important to be as prepared as possible and that includes making sure you have your hospital bag ready a few weeks, or even a month or so, before your expected due date.
Sharing our complete guide of must-brings to help all you mommies about to give birth as well! I’m also including suggestions for products I have personally tried, tested and highly recommend.
Toiletries & Sanitation
Underpads: The hospital I gave birth in during my first time charged like crazy for each change of underpads! So I’m bringing my own pack of bed pad liners this time (also got them from Mamaway)
Cotton Balls: Bring extra-large cotton balls (got mine from Orange and Peach) to make cleaning easier.
Tissue/Tissue Rolls: Will probably be provided by the hospital, but bringing extras just in case.
Baby Wipes: Make sure you use one that’s fragrance-free and extra-sensitive to avoid irritants on your newborn’s skin. I’m using KinderCare’s Ultra-Safe Baby Wipes.
Menstrual pads: Because you’ll bleed for a few days if you have a natural delivery. Some people recommend adult diapers so you can also choose to bring those. I personally didn’t need them with my first though.
Portable Bidet: To make washing down there easier.
Anti-Septic Feminine Wash
Alcohol Spray: For general sanitation but also for visitors before they come near you or the baby! You don’t wanna catch germs this early on.
Make-Up & Grooming: Because when I look good, I feel good. Haha! Included in this list: my toothbrush, toothpaste, stretch mark lotion (I use Morrison Stretch Mark Lotion) comb and hair ties. Also, don’t forget your lip balm because hospitals can get super dry.
Room Sterilizer: I’ll be asking my husband to sanitize our hospital room with our UV Care Portable Germ Zapper before we bring the baby there, just to make sure! I think it’s so important because you don’t really know if the patient who used your room before was contagious. I’m sure the hospital staff has thoroughly cleaned it but we’re always so paranoid about these things. Just to be extra safe!
Nipple cream: I remember having super sore nipples when my first started breastfeeding because we were both just learning and I didn’t bring any nipple cream before so it just hurt like crazy. Now, I’m packing with me my Orange and Peach Nipple Balm which is made from virgin coconut oil (NOT lanolin!) and other natural ingredients to make it safe even for newborns
Milk Bags and/or bottles for pumping and storage: In case you will be pumping and in case you are blessed with a LOT of milk, you’ll want to store these properly. I’m using the bottles that came with my Haenim pump and milk bags from Orange and Peach.