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Top 10 Hospital Bag Must-Haves

A Complete List Of Everything You'll Need To Pack In Your Hospital Delivery Bag

A Complete List Of Everything You'll Need To Pack In Your Hospital Delivery Bag

Okay, deep breath. Are you ready for it? Maybe not, and that's okay. The one thing we can help you to do prepare for your labor is to pack the perfect hospital bag. You'll be reaching for things that you never thought of, like earplugs, hair ties, healthy snacks, or even hand cream. So you're not left in a lurch, we advise that you pack any possible essential well before your big day to keep you, your partner, and your little bundle of joy as comfortable during the process as possible. Focus on the experience, not your chapped lips or cold feet. You'll thank us later! Opening image: oldnavy.com

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February 7, 2018

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L. Erickson Grab & Go Ponytail Holders

Our Score

BEST FOR: There's little doubt that you're going to want to keep that hair up and out of the way throughout your hospital stay. Here are your no-fail ponytail holders.

LOVED FOR: The ornamental enamel bead is a nice touch, don't you think?


Old Navy Maternity Open-Front Lounge Wrap

Our Score

BEST FOR: Meet your new favorite "top"—this lounge robe and/or wrap tunic will be your go-to at the hospital post-delivery and when you're home with your new bundle of joy. Trust us.

LOVED FOR: You're sure to make quick use of the stash pockets in the front as you're getting comfortable back at home.


Burt's Bees Essential Everyday Beauty Gift Set

Our Score

LOVED FOR: Everything you need in one little kit, from body and face to hands and feet. Keep this kit bed-side for easy access postpartum.

USERS SAID: "An incredible kit for the price. All of Burt's Bees products included are phenomenal, so this is great as a purchase for yourself or for gift-giving."


Dr. Scholl's Women's Spa Low Cut Socks With Treads

Our Score

BEST FOR: Socks with traction are required in the hospital, which is why they typically provide them. We suggest bringing your own—for a more comfortable, cozy, and better-looking option.  

USERS SAID: "Dry soft and comfortable socks. I even wear them for sleeping on cold nights and then stay on and remain comfortable. Non-skid bottoms a great safety feature."


Lewis N. Clark Travel Comfort Set

Our Score

BEST FOR: Your own pillow and blanket are essential when trying to sleep in that uncomfortable hospital bed, but the eye mask and earplugs included in this kit make it a real winner! Buy this kit or we suggest packing all four of these items of your own.

LOVED FOR: The pillow converts into a handy zippered carrying case! How convenient. 


Contigo AUTOCLOSE Shake & Go Tumbler

Our Score

BEST FOR: The level of thirst when delivering a baby and postpartum is unparalleled. Keep yourself going with a large water bottle that includes a straw for easier access.

FUN FACT: When the straw is removed, this tumbler is leak-proof so you can get on the go without worry. 


Gilligan & O'Malley Seamless Nursing Bra

Our Score

BEST FOR: The days you need something ultra soft, smooth, and comfortable. This is the nursing bra you will find yourself lounging around in even after your nursing days are over.

USERS SAID: "I loved this bra so much that I had to order a second one. It's very comfortable. The material is soft and stretchy. I'm a 34 B and the small fits me perfectly." 


Burt's Bees Sensitive Facial Cleansing Towelettes

Our Score

BEST FOR: Keep your face sweat-free, cool, clean, and comfortable during and post-delivery with these essential white tea extract facial wipes.

FUN FACT: These cleansing towelettes are infused with vitamin-rich white tea plus aloe to soothe your complexion.


Healthy Vegan Snacks Care Package

Our Score

BEST FOR: Hospital food doesn't quite cut it, and your partner is also going to need snacks. Stock up with this healthy kit in one beautiful order on Amazon. 

USERS SAID: "These snacks were so deliciously tasty! Loved everything in the box and even better-knowing everything was on the healthier end of the spectrum. Took it camping and it was the perfect snack box."


Old Navy Maternity Double-Layer Nursing Top and Cinched-Waist Lounge Pants

Our Score

BEST FOR: When it's time to head home, we recommend going for comfort over concerning yourself with style. However, this nursing top and lounge pant combo certainly fits the bill while still looking pulled together.

USERS SAID: "I bought this in hopes that it would make nursing on the go easier and it did not disappoint! It’s super comfy cotton, it’s easy to nurse discretely, and a staple in my wardrobe!"

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