hospital bag



Download FREE Hospital Bag Checklist PDF here >>>

We know packing a hospital bag can be daunting, what if you forget something? What do you actually need to take with you? Well, we've got you covered!

​We've created our very own 'Hospital Bag Checklist' which you can easily download and work through whilst packing your hospital bag!

The Big Bits

- Large overnight bag

- Car seat

For Mum

- Birthing plan & notes

- Comfortable clothing for labour

- Comfortable going home outfit

- 2 or more bras/ nursing bras

- Reusable breast pads

- Nipple cream/lotions/massage oils

- Breastfeeding nightwear

- Comfy pyjamas

- Dressing gown & slippers

- Socks

- 5 or more cotton briefs

- Pack of disposable briefs

- Maternity pads

- Toothbrush & toothpaste

- Towel & flannel

- Toiletries/lip balm/hairbrush/hair ties

- Support/breastfeeding pillow

- Pillows from home

- Fan/water spray

- Lots of drinks & snacks

- Mobile phone & charger

- Books/magazines

- Any medication that you may need

For Baby

- 2 or more baby bodies/ vests

- 2 or more babygrows / sleepsuits

- Going home outfit

- Hat

- Scratch mitts

- Socks/ booties

- Plenty of reusable/disposable nappies

- A baby blanket

- Muslins

- Reusable Wipes

- A snuggle suit/ pram suit for cold weather

- Wet & dry bag for dirty outfits/nappies

Birthing Partner

- Change of clothes & underwear

- Comfortable shoes

- Toothbrush & toothpaste

- Toiletries

- Watch/stopwatch

- Cash for car parks/vending machines

- Mobile phone/laptop/tablet & charger

- Camera & charger/batteries

- Books/magazines

- Drinks & snacks


Cloth Nappies

Instead of packing disposables in your bag, swap them for newborn cloth nappies. Did you know that 25% of a disposable nappy is plastic and once thrown away it will sit in landfill for 500 years? 

By choosing to reuse from day one, you’ll reduce your carbon footprint by around 40% and help protect the world your baby will grow up in. TotsBots HERO reusable nappies are the perfect fit for newborns to toddlers. Plus, we use recycled plastic to make the waterproof outer layer, so you’re reducing waste, reusing and recycling all at the same time. 

We’d recommend packing 4-8 washable nappies and a waterproof wet bag to store them until wash time. Pop in some disposable nappy liners too and those first few changes will be easy peasy.

Reusable Wipes 

Reusable cloth baby wipes aren’t just for your little one. Our cotton/bamboo reusable baby wipes give your newborn’s delicate skin a clean free from harmful chemicals… and they do the same for you too. Soak these wipes in some cold water for a soothing face cloth for you — because nothing works up a sweat like birthing a tiny human!

Reusable Postpartum Pads

Vaginal bleeding, known as lochia, is totally normal after birth. Even without stitches, the last thing you want is a clammy disposable pad sticking to places it shouldn’t. Soothe sensitive bits with reusable maxi pads from our sister brand Nora. There’s no daily plastic waste and you can reuse them for your regular menstrual cycle too. 

Reusable Breast Pads

Environmentally friendly and kind to your skin, reusable breast pads are handy to pack in your hospital bag to pop in your maternity bra whenever you need them. Nora reusable breast pads absorb more than disposable pads and there are no adhesives in sight! You can even reuse them time and again if siblings come along

Download FREE Hospital Bag Checklist PDF here >>>