What to pack in your hospital bag

sleeping baby in merino sleepwear

The go-bag is every new mommy's secret to a smooth hospital experience.

The last thing you want to think or stress about when delivering your new baby is whether you remembered the camera or toothpaste or other essentials (and why you forgot that hair tie!) that help make you feel human when you just had the most super-human experience ever. 

We've put together the real MUST HAVE list of essentials for you to pack

the real MUST-HAVE list of things to pack in your hospital bag

When preparing your go-bags (one for you and one for your baby), make sure both are packed and in your car or stashed at the door by 35 weeks, just in case your baby decides to arrive early.

These are our absolute must-haves for your baby's bag:

  • Baby car seat (get the capsule, it'll be your new handbag)
  • Two or three bodysuits and vests
  • A jumpsuit (all-in-one)
  • Baby blanket
  • Nappies (enough of those!)
  • Wraps for sleeping and wipe up spills
  • One pair of soft booties
  • Beanie
  • One outfit for the trip home 
You can also see our checklist of what your baby will need to get through the first few weeks and months:
what will my baby need the first months?

shop our favourites for your baby's go-to bag:


organic merino wrap blanket


organic merino wrap blanket
perfect for keeping your newborn warm and for swaddling.

grey organic merino bodysuit

organic merino bodysuit
easy to wear, comfortable and warm, the bodysuit is an absolute must-have for every hospital bag.

pink organic merino baby beanie

organic merino beanie
an organic merino beanie is the perfect way to keep your newborn's sensitive head from the elements.