What to Pack for the Hospital

It is important to pack your bag for the hospital in advanced. Your due date isn’t a given, so be ready ahead of time. Check out this complete list of essentials and things that will help you feel comfortable during labor.

For Mom To Be

  • Nightgown
  • Nursing bra
  • Bathrobe
  • Socks & slippers
  • Maternity underwear
  • Toiletries
  • Hairbrush
  • Simply Mom To Be Hospital Bag Box (snacks, breast pads, nipple cream, and more)
  • Focal point, such as an ultrasound or vacation photo
  • Music
  • Birth plan
  • Directions/map to hospital
  • Address book and phone card
  • Insurance card and hospital paperwork


For Baby

  • Infant car seat
  • Going-home outfit (a ‘onesy’ is easiest)
  • Receiving blanket
  • Pair of socks or booties
  • Extra cap
  • Baby nail clippers or emery board
  • Baby book for footprints


For Partner

  • Directions/map to hospital
  • Camera, film, videotape, and/or memory card and batteries
  • Snacks
  • Cash for parking and vending machines (do not bring more cash than you’ll need, credit cards, or other valuables)
  • Mints or chewing gum for fresh breath
  • Basic toiletries
  • Change of clothes
  • Bathing suit
  • Cell phone and charger
  • Phone numbers of friends and family
  • Calling card


Source: Texas Children’s Pavilion for Women – 6651 Main Street Houston Texas 77030 – (832) 825-3276

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