Hospital Bag Packing List

What you need to bring to the hospital when you have baby? Truthfully, you really only need an infant car seat, your ID and insurance information, phone chargers, and coming home outfits for you and baby.

But in case you want to bring a few more things, I’ve put together a hospital bag packing list with everything I am bringing to the hospital (and a few optional upgrade ideas) for baby girl’s arrival.

Hospital Bag Packing List - One Little Small Blog

Here is a simple packing list for your hospital bag for when you have a baby. I’ve included all my must-haves and my nice-to-haves. Use the print button for an easy packing list of your own!

Printable Hospital Packing List

For Baby

  • Car seat
  • Hospital photo outfit
  • Coming home outfit
  • Pacifiers
  • Diaper bag
  • Baby book (for newborn foot prints)

For Momma

  • Phone & watch chargers (extra long cord)
  • ID & insurance info
  • Coming home outfit
  • Set of pjs or lounge wear to wear in hospital
  • Postpartum undies and/or disposable underwear
  • Bras (nursing bra if breastfeeding / tight sports bra if bottle feeding)
  • Shoes (including shower shoes)
  • Toiletry bag
  • Meds & vitamins
  • Hair & face products
  • Lotion
  • Brush
  • Deodorant
  • Dry shampoo
  • Snacks
  • Pillow
  • Hair dryer
  • Book
  • Roll of tp & wipes

Optional Upgrades

  • Big water cup
  • Fancy shower wash
  • Personal hospital gown
  • Robe
  • Slippers
  • Bath Towel
  • Extension cord
  • Bottle of bubbly
  • Portable fan
  • Nursing pillow

For Spouse / Partner

  • Pillow
  • Sleeping bag / blanket
  • Phone charger
  • Toiletry bag
  • PJs / sweats to sleep in
  • Change of clothes
  • Headphones

I hope this packing list helps you prepare for your little one’s upcoming arrival! Congrats momma!