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Are you getting near the end of pregnancy? Is your hospital bag ready yet?

Here’s a practical hospital bag checklist to help you get ready for your baby’s arrival.

For mom:

During labor:

  • Short night gown or t-shirt
  • Pajamas
  • Warm slip resistant socks
  • Music
  • Cozy lamp
  • Heat pillow
  • Massage oil
  • Healthy snacks
  • Glucose tablets
During hospital stay:

  • Toiletry items and make up
  • Loose fitting tops and pants
  • Going home outfit
  • Nursing bras
  • Underwear
  • Slippers
  • Nursing cover
  • Nursing pillow
  • Towel and washcloths
  • Notebook and pen
  • Magazine/book
  • Smartphone charger
  • Healthy snacks

For baby:

  • First outfit
  • Pajamas
  • Newborn hat
  • Newborn mittens
  • Muslin cloths
  • Swaddle
  • Blanket
  • Burp cloths
  • Bottles (if needed)
  • Going home clothes
  • Baby wearing wrap
  • Diapers (if required)
  • Car seat (installed)

For partner:

  • Comfortable clothes
  • Toiletry items
  • Pajama
  • Towel and washcloth
  • Camera
  • Smartphone charger
  • Portable speaker


  • Birth plan
  • ID cards
  • Money/credit card
  • Pregnancy follow-up book
  • Insurance documents
  • Medical info: blood type, allergies, vaccinations


  • Announcement board
  • Treats visitors
  • Drinks
  • Bag/box to take presents home
  • Scissors

Download the list in PDF -format so you can easily print it while you’re getting your hospital bag ready!

Download the PDF

We’ve created this list with care so you can relax and enjoy those last weeks of pregnancy. Baby on the Move’s founder Sarah has selected these items based on her experience as a young mom.

We’d be happy to get your feedback. Please let us know if you thought this was helpful and comment with your additional items on this Instagram post.


I’m the super proud mom of Margot, Kasper and Basile 3 wonderful kids who have made me realize what’s important in life and made me even more passionate! I’m a former language and speech therapist turned goldsmith turned entrepreneur. I grew up in Belgium, discovered my love for traveling during an internship in Suriname, and ended up becoming a mom in South Africa. I was lucky to find my soulmate in Mikael, who supports my dreams and challenges me to make some bold moves. I manage Baby on the Move on a full-time basis, develop our strategy and design our products.

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