12 Non-Negotiables To Pack In Your Hospital Bag
Ready to pack your hospital bag? As parents who have been there, done that and wish we’d remembered to bring shampoo, we’ve compiled a list of 12 non-negotiables you’re going to love having during your hospital stay.
When it comes to preparing for your hospital stay, it’s easy to focus on what you’re going to need for baby. People tend to overload on onesies, newborn diapers and forget that they’re going to need comfortable clothing (and absorbent padding) for themselves too.
Since entering motherhood is hard enough, here’s our list of hospital stay must-haves. From clothing to cushioning, these are hands down non-negotiables in our book.
The first thing you need to pack is an easy to slip on robe because one second you’re hot, one second you’re cold and other times – you just want to be able to cover up in style. This slouchy long sleeve wrap robe from SKIN is made from lightweight pima cotton and a piece you’ll want to live in.
The Blanqi Lift Up Access Underbust Postpartum and Nursing Support Tank is strategically designed to make breastfeeding easy, while giving your body much-needed support.
As your body enters recovery mode, having support clothing like these Postpartum Leggings that can help hold your muscles together while they repair themselves can make a huge difference. Blanqi, famous for their seamless, moisture wicking leggings and tanks, are specifically designed to help support your aching back, stretched ligaments and weakened muscles.
Your underwear also matters. Depending on how long your hospital stay is, you’re going to want plenty of SKIN’s AJA boyshort panties as well as their Harley Bralette. With adjustable straps, it provides the perfect amount of room and support for when your milk starts to come in.
Having soft, comfortable and stylish pajamas may be just the thing to help sleep come easier. We opt for button down PJs like these from Piu because they make breastfeeding or tending to a c-section wound hassle-free.
#6 Organic Personal Care products
While some hospitals provide essentials like shampoo and conditioner, MANY don’t. You also don’t know what chemicals are lurking in theirs so it’s best to stock up on products that are free of parabens, phthalates, synthetic fragrance, formaldehyde and more! Make sure you pack:
- Organic body wash
- Organic shampoo & conditioner
- Organic lip balm
- Organic body moisturizer
- Organic deodorant
- Toothpaste & toothbrush
- A hair tie if you have longer hair
- Organic, fragrance-free massage oil for labor
- Maternity sanitary pads
- A brush/ comb
As your hormones surge and your milk comes in, your breasts may decide to let down at any moment. You can save your clothes from endless milk stains by sliding some Kushies reusable Nursing Pads into your tank or bralette.
Speaking of breastfeeding – nursing pillows are a great way to save your neck, back and arms from being strained while feeding. Made out of organic cotton and filled with eco-wool batting, the Holy Lamb Organics Bo Peep Nursing pillow may not fit in your bag, but will 100% need a spot in the car.
Having a comfortable and stylish going home outfit will make facing the real world so much easier. Known for their effortlessly chic and oh so cozy maternity clothing, HATCH has all the basics you need for the fourth trimester. And when it comes to flats – Native Shoes know how to make comfortable look cool.
Made for a baby care cleaning experience that’s alcohol and chemical-free, Made Of Soothing Organic Baby Wipes are saturated in organic plant based ingredients and nourishing oils to wipe away residue without striping delicate skin.
Made Of high-capacity diapers do the dirty work without dirty words like petrochemicals, phthalates and parabens. They even let you know when they’re wet. Meet the better way to keep bottoms dry.
This completely organic set from HART + LAND has everything your tot needs for their hospital stay. (It even includes a swaddle!)
Going home with your baby can be daunting. Make walking to the car and ride home safe and easy with Doona’s genius two-in-one infant car seat stroller.