What to pack for the hospital and a prenatal pack giveaway #PGmom

Now that I have given birth to two kids, I consider myself somewhat of a pro in packing hospital bags. The first time when I was pregnant with Princess Peach I packed everything that was on my list from my prenatal class. I don’t’ think I used 10% of what I was told to pack! There was so much useless stuff.

There are essentials that you MUST bring or at least what I know you will use! Then there are some extras that you may or may not use and things that are totally useless to bring!

So here are my hospital bag essentials. They are what I brought to the hospital with me when I had Little Dude in July:

-newborn diapers (of course I use Pampers Swaddlers)


-nursing tank tops and nursing bras if you plan on nursing

-comfy pajamas or sweats (make sure at least you have long sleeves as it can get cool)

-flip flops

-your own pillow with a bright coloured pillow case so it doesn’t get mixed up with other items

-thick pads. I used the Always Maxi Overnight Pads Heavy Flow with Wings

-disposable underwear or cheap underwear that you don’t mind throwing out. If you have a c-section make sure they are granny panty style so it won’t rub against your incision.

-hair elastics, clips, hairbands…..whatever you like to wear in your hair

-a large water bottle (ideally two. One for you and one for your partner)

-an outfit to take baby home in

-a infant car seat with light blanket

-newborn hats

-infant pacifiers

-toilettries such as hairbrush, toothbrush, toothpaste, deodorant, shampoo, body wash and face wipes

-snacks, snacks and more snacks! Also, sports drinks

-a small bag of items for your partner with a change of clothes, toothbrush, and toothpaste


-books, music, magazines, Ipad, computer….or whatever you like to do in your spare time or when you have quiet time in during labour or in the hospital

-chargers for phones, cameras, computer, etc


Thanks to Pampers and Walmart Canada one of my lucky Canadian readers will win a prenatal prize pack (value $65)!

The prize pack includes:

  • $50 gift card to Walmart Canada
  • Pampers Swaddlers Newborn
  • Sample of Pampers wipes
  • Educational pamphlet courtesy of Pampers & Walmart Canada
  • Reusable bag from Pampers & Walmart Canada

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Disclosure: I am a P&Gmom. As part of my affiliation with this group I receive products and special access to P&G events and opportunities. The opinions on this blog are my own.



  1. nicolthepickle says:

    Lansinoah cream, warm socks and snacks….I remember being so hungry after DD was born.

  2. Jo-Anne Pfoh says:

    diaper bag, my face cream change of clothes

  3. angela m says:

    comfortable PJ’s ,camera and elastics

  4. Kristi Renout says:

    Camera, going home outfit for baby, and juice.

  5. Angela Mitchell says:

    Big old “granny panties” lol, slip on shoes/slippers, comfy clothes for going home.

  6. Patrick Siu says:

    slipper, pjs and my cup

  7. Darwin says:

    Camera, granola bars, baby take home clothes.

  8. Sunshine G says:

    Comfy pyjamas, snacks, and toiletries.

  9. Dayna Wilson says:

    Slippers, toiletries, comfy clothing for mum and baby.

  10. Pillow, slippers and toothbrush! (Areta on Rafflecopter)

  11. comfy pjs, slippers, and a camera!

  12. hmrcarlson says:

    Breastfeeding-friendly sleepwear, breast pads and lanolin nipple cream!

  13. edmontonjb says:

    Slippers, music and a camera

    rafflecopter name – Jonnie J

  14. Rafflecopter name – Xing; Camera, pillow, toothbrush!

  15. lisa bolduc says:

    slippers, camera, and comfy pjs

  16. Julie Bolduc says:

    Pj’s camera and pillow

  17. Livy says:

    This is incredibly helpful, I’m making a list of what to pack… for two. (Body pillow, iphone doc, disposable undies!)

  18. Andrew P says:

    Camera, Music, Change of clothes

  19. Sarah says:

    Cell phone charger and change for the vending machine!

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