Ultimate Hospital Bag Checklist | Mumma Bear

Ultimate Hospital Bag Checklist

As your due date is quickly approaching, you are probably wanting to get all your ducks in a row, your nursery finalised, buying last minute bits and bobs before babies arrival, organising baby sitters, trying to make sure you haven’t forgotten anything as bubs could arrive any day now – but what to pack for hospital🤔?

We Mumma Bears found it very helpful to pack our bags into 3 separate Bags (sounds a bit much right?);

  • Birth & partner bag for labour & delivery
  • Mumma bag for your hospital stay
  • Baby Bag

This helped us minimise the time it took to sift through and find what we needed during birth and during recovery, because trust us when we say – you will want to find things quickly and easily🙈.

Download our printable hospital bag checklist here

The Labour/Birth Bag

Setting up your birthing environment

  • Extra copies of birth plan
  • Affirmation cards
  • Electric Candles
  • Essential Oil Diffuser
  • TENS machine (you may already have this on before arriving)
  • Your choice of music (get your playlists ready)
  • Hot water bottle / heat bag (hospitals usually have nice big heat bags but you may want one en-route to hospital
  • Music player (if your hospital doesn’t have its own docking station / Bluetooth)


Clothing for Mumma

  • Crop tops / Maternity Bra
  • Big loose tops (we especially loved our partners shirts!)
  • Big loose pants or PJs
  • Swim top or an item you plan to get into the water in
  • Thongs that can get wet
  • Hair ties / Hair Bands


Self Care & Energy

  • Lip balm
  • Energy boosting snacks and drinks (nuts are great!)
  • Lollies for a sugar boost
  • Drink bottle


For Birthing Partner

  • Board shorts / swimmers in case they also get in the water with you
  • Snacks / food
  • Phone charger
  • Change of clothes
  • Coins / Cash for the vending machine


After Delivery

  • Maternity pads
  • Perri bottle (tip: use warm water!)
  • Large comfy undies
  • Wet bags for any soiled or wet clothing

The Hospital Stay Bag for Mumma

Keeping comfortable

  • Nursing pads
  • Maternity pads (2-3 packets)
  • Nipple Balm
  • Toiletries
    • Toothbrush / Toothpaste
    • Hairbrush
    • Facewash
    • Moisturiser
    • Shampoo / Conditioner (scent free if you can)
  • Extra snacks / nibbles
  • Phone Charger


Clothing for Mumma

  • Large comfortable (preferably dark coloured) undies
  • Low riding undies in case of C-Section
  • Nursing friendly tops, singlets and PJs
  • Loose clothing
  • Maternity bras
  • Fluffy warm socks
  • Slippers
  • Dressing Gown
  • Going home outfit

Baby Bag

Check with your hospital as most hospitals do provide;

  • Newborn nappies
  • Wipes
  • Blankets


Clothing for Baby

  • 10x onesies (5x 00000 & 5x 0000)
  • 5x singlets
  • Socks or booties (if you don’t have the footsie onesies)
  • Beanies and mittens for when baby is sleeping
  • Going home outfit


Announcement items

  • “I’m here” announcement sign
  • Announcement outfit
  • Own swaddles / blankets


Download our printable hospital checklist from here


Good Luck Mumma! You totally got this! Xx

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