For those of you who are expecting, pregnancy is a beautiful journey. And labor, while it may seem intimidating, is just another amazing part of the miracle of bringing a life into this world. Whether this is your first child or your fourth, and you’re in your first trimester or past due, we’ve rounded up the hospital essentials that you can have packed and ready to go for when that big moment arrives…we just can’t help you find your keys (pssst – check your purse).
Hospital Bag for Her
Okay, Mama, this is it! Pack your cute weekender bag with these hospital-stay essentials so all you have to worry about on delivery day is bringing that beautiful baby into this world. Cozy clothes like loose-fitting pajamas, a cotton robe, comfy pants and a light t-shirt are all you’re going to want to wear. Bring slippers and fuzzy socks to keep your feet warm and flip flops for the shower. Maternity underwear and nursing bras are convenient undergarments. Grab all of your travel toiletries and plenty of hair ties and pack them all in a fun hanging toiletry bag, and don’t forget your pregnancy pillow so you can relax comfortably (or at least try) and a portable charger to charge all of your digital devices quickly and efficiently.
Robe | T-Shirt | Slippers (group favorite) | Nursing Bras (group favorite and highly recommended from F&T personal experience) | Maternity Underwear | Pajama Set | Joggers (15% off Target Circle coupon offer through 6/5) | Cozy Socks | Hair Ties (group and personal favorite) |Flip Flops | Portable Charger | Hanging Toiletry Bag | Pregnancy Pillow | Weekender Bag | Toiletry Kit
**Check out all of Target’s 15% off maternity sales with Target Circle coupon (ends 6/5)
Hospital Bag for Him
Dad – you may not be the star of the show today, but you certainly play an important role, so it’s crucial that you are packed and ready to go, too. Get your duffle bag and pack it with lots of comfortable clothes like athletic wear, sneakers, and sandals. A toiletry kit will have you practicing proper hygiene (thank you!!) and you can fit them all in this toiletry bag. A pillow and blanket are going to be life-savers when you’re trying to sleep on a hospital chair, and headphones will keep you occupied with music or podcasts during down time. Bring a camera for documenting this amazing journey because you’re going to want to remember these moments forever.
Hospital Bag for Baby
Your beautiful miracle has arrived. You may be exhausted, but when you hold your new bundle of joy in your arms, the overwhelming feeling of love will trump everything else. Make sure your baby is ready for the journey home with these adorable newborn necessities. Take-me-home sets, car seats, diaper bags, blankets, and stuffed animals will give your little one everything they need to look as cute as a button and feel so loved and cared for.
Bibs | Washcloths | Terrycloth Robe | Car Seat | Cotton Cap | Socks | Elephant Security Blanket | Elephant Plush Animal | Take-Me-Home Set | Diaper Bag | Receiving Blankets | Knit Booties | Wrap Sleep and Play
Thanks for reading! To all the parents out there with new babies on the way (or who have just arrived) – congratulations xo.