Hospital Bag Checklist: Essential Items for Postpartum

Having the hospital bag essential items on hand can help new moms avoid unnecessary stress and inconvenience, especially during the first few weeks after delivery when they may be adjusting to a new routine.

At out blog post What Moms Should Pack In Their Hospital Bag you can find a complete checklist of the essential items to pack for you, your baby and also your partner. But today we are gonna focus on must-have itens for moms during the postpartum period.

The postpartum period can be challenging, mainly for first time moms, so having the right items can help to feel more comfortable, prepared and supported during the recovery process. To make that easier, we've selected some essential items to consider packing in their hospital bag for the postpartum period:

Postpartum Essential Items for Hospital Bag

Maternity pads

These are essential for the first few weeks after birth, as you'll experience bleeding similar to a heavy period. In addiction, the Instant Ice Maxi Pads combine instant cold therapy and maximum absorbency in a single disposable pad to help reduce swelling and speed up healing.

Comfortable clothing

Loose-fitting, comfortable clothing that accommodates your changing body is essential, as also sweatpants, robes, cardigans and pajamas. Nursing-friendly options can also be helpful.

Nursing bras and breast pads

If you plan to breastfeed, nursing bras and breast pads are a must-have item for moms, that can help keep you comfortable and prevent leaks.


Don't forget essentials like a toothbrush, toothpaste, shampoo, conditioner, body wash, and deodorant. We know that the attention goes all to the new baby, but you need to keep your wellness, personal hygiene and self-esteem up to date.

Pain relief medication

Talk to your doctor about pain relief options for postpartum pain, and make sure to bring any medications prescribed by your doctor.

Snacks and drinks

Breastfeeding moms need extra calories and hydration, so bring healthy snacks and drinks like water, juice, or electrolyte drinks.

Postpartum support belt

A postpartum support belt can help support your core and ease discomfort during the postpartum period. Find a huge variety of belts here.

Perineal spray or ointment

If you experience tearing or episiotomy during delivery, a perineal spray or ointment can help ease discomfort.

Remember to check with your hospital for any specific policies or recommendations regarding what to bring for your delivery. Many hospitals have rules what new moms should bring to the hospital. By selecting the must-have items, new moms can ensure they are following these policies and avoiding any potential issues!

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