What to Pack in Your Hospital Bag: Go Bag Checklist

What to Pack in Your Hospital Bag: Go Bag Checklist

Ready for your baby’s big arrival? Start packing about two weeks before your due date to make sure you have enough time. Here are some suggestions on what to bring with you.

For you:

  • 2 front-opening nightgowns for breastfeeding
  • A few pairs of comfortable underwear
  • Heavy duty sanitary pads
  • A shawl or bathrobe
  • Slippers or flip-flops
  • A pair of warm socks
  • Breast pads, lanolin cream (for tender nipples), and nursing bras
  • A feeding cover (if you are expecting visitors)
  • Your phone and charger
  • Toiletries and cosmetics
  • Lip balm
  • Comfortable outfit to wear home
  • Body lotion or massage oil
  • Hospital file/notes
  • Birth plan (if you have one)

For your baby:

  • 3 full-body bodysuits that fasten up the front
  • Socks, mittens, and hat
  • Going-home outfit, including a hat and blanket
  • About 20 to 30 diapers made especially for newborns, like Pampers Swaddlers
  • Baby wipes
  • Car seat already installed in car

For your partner:

  • Snacks
  • Phone and charger
  • A change of clothing and toiletries
  • Camera and charger


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Good article

hobokenmom 4/4/2016
I am a second-time mom. In general, this is a good list to follow. Depending on your hospital, you may be provided several of the mom items and do not have to bring them. I would check before hand. I do have to say, I am surprised about the amount of diapers recommended on this list. The hospital provides all diapers for your baby! You do NOT need to bring all of these. Just have enough to change the baby for the morning you leave for the hospital and while you wait to be checked out!!!!


Azzam 4/1/2016
I like this article; it is very usefull


I was always told from the beginning of my pregnancy that the hospital will provide most of what is on the list above so I will pack accordingly to most of the list, thanks for the general idea of what to bring

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aryana 3/23/2016
I'm a first time mom so this will help. I'm going to pack now so I don't forget.


I researched many websites and lists of what to bring and this one is spot on. The hospital provided most of what I needed afterwards but I brought a nursing tanktop,pajama bottoms, a robe and slippers along with me. I also brought bathing supplies and then an outfit for my little man to wear home.

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