Hospital Bag Checklist

When you're preparing to welcome your little one into the world, chances are you're knee-deep in nesting mode: decorating your nursery, buying baby clothes, and packing your hospital bag. If you're on the hunt for a great bag, the Fawn Design Weekender makes the perfect hospital bag! It's easy to carry but roomy enough to hold all of your hospital necessities.

But what's a mom-to-be to pack? Below, we're sharing our Hospital Bag Checklist and must-haves for both mama and baby! Use our list when the time comes to pack your Weekender Bag to make sure you have everything you need at the hospital! And be sure to download our free printable Hospital Bag Checklist at the end of this post!  

Fawn Design - Hospital Bag Checklist - Weekender Bag

Fawn Design - Hospital Bag Checklist - Weekender Bag

Fawn Design - Hospital Bag Checklist - Weekender Bag

Fawn Design Hospital Bag Checklist


  • PILLOW: Consider bringing your own pillow with you to the hospital to ensure you're comfortable and can get restful sleep during your stay. 

  • SLIPPERS: We like to bring a pair of cozy slippers with us to the hospital so our feet stay warm when we get up to walk around. We love the simple, shearling-lined slippers from Madewell

  • LOUNGEWEAR: Pack something soft and comfy that you can lounge around in but that's still cute enough to wear to greet visitors. We love the cute, nursing-friendly dresses from Dwell + Slumber.  

  • ROBE: Wrap up in a cozy robe when you're hanging out at the hospital or after you shower. You can find stylish and affordable robe options at Target

  • NURSING BRA: If you're planning to breastfeed, a good nursing bra is a must. We love the comfy, leak-proof nursing bras and postpartum collection from Knix.     

  • BABY JOURNAL: Document your pregnancy, birth story, and baby's first moments in a keepsake baby journal. We love Promptly Journals beautiful linen-bound Childhood History Journal. 
  • SLEEP MASK: When it comes to being in the hospital, we'll take all the pampering we can get! We like to pack a sleeping mask to help us get some sleep and block out the bright hospital lights.  

  • HEATING PAD: We like to pack a heating pad to help ease cramps, soreness, and back pain. 

  • PACIFIER: We love the stylish and safe pacifiers and pacifier clips from Ryan & Rose.  

  • LIP BALM: If you're anything like us, you can't leave home without lip balm. Don't forget to pack an extra tube in your hospital bag—you'll need it with all those newborn kisses! 

  • SKINCARE: You'll feel more relaxed and at home with your daily skincare routine in tow. Consider packing travel-size versions of your favorite skincare items such as face wash, moisturizer, eye cream, etc. Check out our post featuring 13 non-toxic skincare products for mamas.   
  • DRY SHAMPOO: Your favorite bottle of dry shampoo will be a life saver when you're in the midst of newborn bliss and don't have the desire or time to wash your hair. We love The Ouai Dry Shampoo.  

  • PHONE CHARGER: Don't leave home without it! You'll need plenty of battery life to send newborn photos to family and friends. 

  • FLIP FLOPS: Consider packing a pair of flip flops for the hospital shower. Need we say more?  

  • SNACKS: Keep a few snacks on hand for you and your hubby when the midnight munchies roll around or when you get sick of hospital food. We like to pack a few favorite snacks from Trader Joe's (peanut butter-filled pretzels, anyone?!).    

Fawn Design Printable Hospital Bag Checklist

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