Essential Items to Pack in Your Hospital Bag

What New Moms need to pack for themselves when preparing for their newborns delivery.

Preparing for your hospital stay as an expectant mom involves more than just packing for your baby.

Your own comfort and well-being are equally important during this significant time. Here’s a guide to packing your hospital diaper bag with items tailored specifically for mom.

In a recent poll on my facebook and instagram pages I asked new moms to list the top items they could not have done without in their diaper bags for the hospital. The following list is based on their feedback.


ChapStick: During labor and delivery, you may find yourself breathing through your mouth or receiving medications that can cause dry lips. Packing ChapStick in your hospital diaper bag ensures that your lips stay moisturized and comfortable throughout the process.
Here are a few of our favorite ChapStick brands recommended:

Buy Bulk ChapStick Lip Balm | ChapStick® comes in at number one being the most hydrating with Aquaphor coming in at number two.


Pillow from Home: Hospital pillows may not always provide the comfort and support you desire during labor or recovery. Bringing your own pillow from home, with its familiar feel and scent, can help you relax and rest more comfortably during your hospital stay.


Toiletries, including Deodorant: After giving birth, freshening up can be incredibly refreshing. Pack travel-sized toiletries, including your favorite shampoo, conditioner, body wash, toothbrush, toothpaste, and deodorant, to help you feel clean and rejuvenated post-delivery.


Comfortable Shoes/Shower Shoes: The hospital environment can feel unfamiliar, and having comfortable footwear can make a big difference. Whether it’s a cozy pair of slippers for walking around your room or shower shoes for added protection in communal areas, having comfortable footwear can help you feel more at ease during your stay.

I asked the mama’s who voted shoes to give me their recommendations so here they are:

Ugg’s slippers for walking around in and Croc’s Flips for the shower.

And the NUMBER 1 recommend item to bring to your birth:

Long Phone Cord Charger: During your hospital stay, your phone will likely be your lifeline for staying connected with loved ones and capturing precious moments with your newborn. Packing a long phone cord charger ensures that you can keep your device charged and within reach, allowing you to stay connected without worrying about battery life.

I would love to hear what YOU think is the most important thing to pack. Leave me a comment in the comments section below so I can update this post.

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