Ready, set, go – the ultimate hospital bag checklist

Ready, set, go – the ultimate hospital bag checklist

Packing for the hospital can feel overwhelming, especially with the anticipation of welcoming your new bundle of joy.

Whether you’re a first-time mum or an experienced parent, ensuring you have all the essentials is key to a smooth and comfortable stay.

Here’s a curated list of must-haves to pack in your hospital bag, ensuring you’re prepared for every moment.

The Perfect Bags

The Savanna Mini Leather Weekender in Ivory Osprey London

Stylish and practical, this elegant weekender bag is the perfect size for all your hospital essentials. Its sleek design and spacious interior make it a top choice for moms-to-be.

Hudson Changing Bag in Black Holland Cooper

This chic changing bag is not only perfect for hospital use but will also serve you well during those early days out with your newborn. It comes with multiple compartments to keep everything organised.

Eco Oversized Shoulder bag Finnsøn

The perfect oversized mum bag to fit all your hospital extras. The Tobias teddy bag is made from recycled materials and is designed to be used with or without baby and beyond. When home, the Tobias can be used for the beach, park and/or nursery run and can be worn over one shoulder or fits over your stroller handle bars with ease.

Car Seat

Cloud T i-Size in Sand Cybex

The Cloud T i-Size baby car seat features a comfortable in-car recline and a lie-flat position when used as part of a travel system. An ADAC Test Winner (Oct 2023, award shared with another product). Only compatible with Base T or Base Z2.

Hospital Baby Outfit

Little Sister / Brother Newborn Mamas & Papas Sister / Mamas & Papas Brother

These adorable all-in-one outfits are perfect for your baby’s first outfit if they have siblings. Soft and cozy, they ensures your newborn is comfortable and stylish.

Baby Milestone Clever Zip Sleepsuit Gift Set BABY MORI

Celebrate those precious first moments with this milestone sleepsuit set. Easy to zip and incredibly soft, it’s perfect for those early days.

Hooded Towel Vanilla White Bunny Elodie

This cute and cozy hooded towel is perfect for keeping your baby warm and dry after their first bath.

Baby Bobble Hat Holland Cooper

Created from a super soft yarn and cable knit design, this hat has been finished with our engraved HC rivet. A stylish hat for a first outing home.

Embroidered Booties Up to 1 Month Mamas & Papas

Keep your baby’s feet warm with these charming embroidered booties. Perfect for those first photos and to complement any newborn outfit.

Baby Essentials

Pura Eco Baby Nappies Pura

A dreamily soft and sensitive nappy that is Allergy UK certified, totally chlorine free (TCF) and more sustainably made with more plants and less plastic.

  • Free from chemical nasties – 0% chlorine, allergens, perfume, lotion and latex
  • Enhanced with soft, organic cotton
  • Super soft inner layer, gentle against baby’s delicate bottom
  • Patented channel technology quickly draws away moisture for maximum comfort and breathability
  • Wetness indicator strip (size 1&2 only)
  • Up to 12 hours protection (sizes 3-6)
  • Allergy UK approved, plus dermatologically and clinically tested

Eco Baby Wipes Pura

Plastic-free, plant-based wipes approved for babies’ sensitive skin. Allergy UK and British Skin Foundation certified and EWG verified. It’s the wipe all other wipes wish they could be.

Muslin ClothBibs

BIBS Muslin cloths are multifunctional baby cloths that can be used as a burp cloth, nursing cover, a cover on your changing mat, or as a bib.

Bashful Dragon Soother Jellycat

A comforting soft toy for your newborn, ensuring they have something cozy and familiar from the very start.

Ivory Soft Cotton Cellular Cot Blanket Rachel Riley

Keep your baby cosy all year round with this cotton cellular blanket, perfect for snuggling up with.

Comfort Silicone Soother 0-3 monthsMAM baby

Designed especially for premature babies and newborns, the MAM Comfort is made entirely of silicone. This makes it particularly hygienic and easy to clean.

Carré Douceur Doudou Bear Leaves of Love Toy Street

This adorable doudou bear will be a lovely companion for your baby during their hospital stay and beyond.

For Breastfeeding Mums

Complete Colostrum Harvesting Kit* My Expert Midwife

Harvest colostrum from 37 weeks of pregnancy. Colostrum is the breast milk that your baby receives for the first few days after birth when you are breastfeeding. Colostrum harvesting and hand expressing are useful skills to learn during pregnancy. Our midwife written guide will support you in 7 simple steps.

*If you have cervical stitch or have been diagnosed with a low lying placenta/placenta praevia please consult with your midwife or doctor before starting colostrum harvesting.

TheraPearl 3-in-1 Breast Therapy Pads Lansinoh

Essential for easing breastfeeding discomfort, these pads can be used hot or cold to provide relief and support.

Soothies Gel Pads Lansinoh

Designed to soothe sore nipples, these gel pads are a lifesaver during the initial breastfeeding stages.

Breast Massage Oil Medela

This oil helps in preparing and soothing your breasts, ensuring a smoother breastfeeding experience.

Reusable Leak-Resistant Nursing Pads Bravado Designs

Eco-friendly and absorbent, these nursing pads will keep you dry and comfortable.

Nipple Balm Weleda

An essential for nursing moms, this balm helps to heal and protect sore, cracked nipples.

Nursing Bra Bravado Designs

This best-selling nursing bra is thoughtfully crafted so that every stitch is made with intention, so you feel supported and beautiful and adapts to your body throughout each stage.

Postpartum Care

C-Section Recovery Kit Lansinoh

If you’re having a C-section, this kit provides everything you need for a smoother recovery.

Lusty Bronze C Section Recovery Underwear (Set Of 2) Zephryease

Allows air to get to c-section wounds directly with great ease to dry and heal c-section wounds faster.
The absorbent belly-fold towel underwear has been specially designed to dry the area after having a bath/shower, and therefore must be worn in the first few minutes only immediately after having a bath/shower.

Postpartum Padsicles Lansinoh

These pads offer cooling relief and help soothe postpartum discomfort.

Organic Maternity Pads Organyc

Gentle and absorbent, these organic pads are perfect for postpartum care.

Maternity Brief 5 Pack Tesco

Tesco Health Large Disposable Maternity Briefs. Soft, comfortable, breathable and easy to use, our maternity briefs are also disposable and hygienic for everyday use. Easy and hygienic for use before and after pregnancy.

Personal Comfort

Avery Row Riverdale Quilted Wash Bag LittleList

Keep all your toiletries organized in this stylish and practical wash bag.

Make up essentials delilah (save 22% by clicking on this link with bounce)

Definitive mascara has an innovative and unique y-shaped brush that allows the lashes to become dramatically defined and voluminous with just a few strokes.

In Bloom is a hydrating liquid blush that glides effortlessly onto the skin, giving cheeks an instant lift and dewy pop/flush of colour.

Wake Up Hydration Mist is a multifunctional, ultra-fine skin and make-up mist. Created to hydrate and prepare the skin for make-up, add instant luminosity and refresh your make-up throughout the day.

Moroccan Rose Ultra Moisture Body Oil REN Skincare

Indulge in a little self-care with this luxurious body oil, perfect for keeping your skin hydrated.

Rebuild Post Partum Shampoo WeKind

Rebuild will lovingly help lift the low mood’s so commonly experienced by new mothers after birth and  leave both your hair and state of mind stronger and more resilient.

The Intimate Wash WeKind

WeTwo Prescriptives Intimate wash is gynecologist-approved and specially designed to cleanse your intimate area and restore your body’s natural equilibrium.

Evercalm Barrier Support Body Balm REN Skincare

Soothe and protect your skin with this calming body balm.

Stretch Mark Body Butter Weleda

Keep your skin nourished and reduce the appearance of stretch marks with this rich body butter.

Dr. Pawpaw Original Balm Lookfantastic

A multi-purpose balm that’s great for lips, skin, and minor scrapes, making it a versatile addition to your bag.

Clothing and Nightwear

Lace Trim Kimono Style Dressing Gown in Black Seraphine

Feel stylish and comfortable in this elegant dressing gown, perfect for hospital wear.

Lace Trim Crossover Nightie Kylee in Black Seraphine

This nightie is both functional and beautiful, designed with nursing in mind.

3-Piece Jersey Loungewear Set in Navy Seraphine

Comfort is key, and this loungewear set will keep you cozy throughout your hospital stay.


The Little Book of Mum Hacks LittleList

This handy book is full of tips and tricks to make those first few months with your newborn a little easier.

The Manta Pink Hairbrush Manta Hair

Keep your hair tangle-free and looking great with this gentle, flexible hairbrush.

By packing these essentials, you’ll be well-prepared for your hospital stay, ensuring you and your baby are comfortable, cared for, and ready to start your new journey together. Happy packing!

Other essentials

Medical records and birth plan

Flip flops or slippers

Phone and charger


Hair bobble or clips

Clothing for after birth and to go home in. We suggest dark and loose.

Food or snacks to get you through labour

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