Pack enough underwear so that you’ll have 3 pairs of clean underwear a day. There will be blood, and lots of it, so you might even prefer to bring disposable underwear just to make your life a little bit easier.
Frida has great options for postpartum care including disposable underwear. Their High-waist Disposable Postpartum Underwear was designed for C-section postpartum recovery and their Boyshort Disposable Postpartum Underwear was designed for Perineal postpartum recovery. Available on their website, Amazon, Target, Walmart!
There’s nothing better than a pair of cozy socks to make you feel at home and looked after, something that is particularly important after birth. Labor and delivery non-skid socks are great for hospital stays and they have tons of cute designs!
A nursing bra or nursing tank top is a great way to feed your baby without having to remove clothing or have fabric come between you and your baby. Though you may prefer to wear absolutely nothing, a nursing bra will keep your breast pads in place if you need to wear them during your hospital stay.
A laundry bag
Keep any dirty clothes in a small plastic or portable laundry bag so that you can put everything straight into the washing machine when you get home.
- A pillow
A yoga ball
- A yoga mat
- Jadestone - to massage the jaw and help you relax during labor.
- Massage oil
- Spray bottle - for a cool-mist during labor.
- Flip flops/sliders
- A speaker
Packing a separate bag for your baby will make it easier to find everything your baby needs (without having to rummage!) during your hospital stay. With one of our cute diaper bag backpacks, packing a hospital bag for your baby becomes much more fun.
Our diaper bag backpacks contain all of the space, compartments, and pockets you’ll ever need for arranging your diaper bag essentials. Once out of the hospital, you’ll love the 6 insulated pockets included for baby bottles, snacks, and your mommy drink - we mean coffee, by the way…
Why not take a look at our pink diaper backpack or black diaper backpack to find the perfect bag for you? After all, this is one accessory that’s going to be perched on your stroller, shoulder, and car seat for the foreseeable future.
So, what exactly do you need to bring to the hospital for your baby? We’ve narrowed it down to the ultimate list of newborn necessities so that you’ll have everything you need without overpacking - we’ve also included a few extras that you might like to consider.
When it comes to newborn sleepsuits, honestly, you can never have enough. Especially when bringing a newborn into your life. They pee, they poop, they vomit (and you can guarantee that they’ll do it minutes after dressing them in a shiny, new sleepsuit) - be prepared!
Bring at least 3 sleepsuits for every day you think you’ll be spending at the hospital, that way, there’s no chance that you’ll fall short.
There are tons of cute, affordable, and comfortable newborn sleepsuits out there. Below you can find three options to check out: