One of the important things to do in the 3rd trimester is to make a hospital bag and what to pack? Considering my first child who was born at 30 weeks. I never had enough time to shop and prepare as my 1stone arrived so when I went to the hospital in preterm labor .. I took few outfits I had for him and the rest of the stuff I bought when he was in an incubator and we prepared nursery at home.

I made the baby bag in 7thmonth as I had a fear to deliver earlier and was at high risk. The baby bag had all the basics for a baby that included

Hospital bag Checklist for Babies:

  1. Onesies and trousers(depending on how many days you are supposed to stay in hospital)
  2. 2 to 3 complete outfits(for pictures and going home)
  3. Socks
  4. Mittens
  5. Swaddles
  6. Diapers
  7. Wipes
  8. Milk Bottle
  9. Receiving Blanket
  10. Baby oil/ lotion
  11. Infant car seat(that is most important but obviously that’s not in the bag.

But the real challenge was what should be in for Mom Hospital Bag so I asked my fellow mommies on Insta Family who have had their kids recently and mostly in Canada and made a checklist accordingly.

Hospital bag Checklist for Mommies:

  1. Documents
    • Photo ID
    • Insurance Info
    • Health Card
  2. Gadgets
    • Phone
    • Charger
    • Headphones
  3. Snacks
    • Dates
    • Nuts
    • Cereal Bars
  4. Clothing
    • 2 to 3 loose Pj’s or maternity tights
    • T-Shirts
    • Gown
    • A dress for coming home
    • Socks
    • A shawl
    • Maternity Underwear
  1. Nursing
    • Nursing Bras
    • Nursing Pads
    • Nipple Balm
  1. Toiletries
    • Dry shampoo
    • Lotion
    • Face Wash
    • Toothbrush
    • Toothpaste
    • Deodorant
  1. Accessories
    • Makeup essentials(lip balm, blush, lipstick just to look alive for pictures)
    • Towel
    • Hairbrush
    • Hair tie
    • Flat shoes

8.   Extra

    • Book to read
    • Comfy pillow
    • DSLR
    • Water Bottle

So here is all I have on the list…in case I missed any please feel free to add in comments…and for your partner ask him to pack his own stuff he needs to entertain himself while you go through the miraculous birthing experience  🙂





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  2. Israh Ali Awan Reply

    Honestly, after reading this post I feel so prepared. Alhamdulillah. I don’t think you have missed anything. It is so convenient for me to not worry about sitting down and making a list, as you ve already done it for me. Thanks a lot. Very helpful.

    • ayeshaazeem Reply

      hope it helps. let me know if you have more questions

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