3 Must Have Hospital Bag Items + Giveaway

June 25, 2016


With this pregnancy being my second time around there are a couple things that I have already done differently with preparing for baby. Something that I have thought more about is the items that I will be including in my hospital bag. I am excited to share these must have hospital bag items with you today and also give you a chance to win these items for yourself.

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One of the major differences this time around is that I actually have a real diaper bag. It wasn’t until Sophie was two that I got my first real diaper bag (before that I used just a regular tote bag) and wow does it ever make a difference. It really is one of those things that you don’t realize what you are missing out on until you get one for yourself. I plan on filling up the pictured brown Fawn Design bag with lots of hospital goodies but the three I am highlighting today are ones that I have handpicked as must haves and you will see why as you continue to read.

Vonbon apparel baby knotted sleeper and headband

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Vonbon Apparel Multiuse Washcloth set

With my last pregnancy we never found out the gender of baby so we brought a grey onesie to the hospital, which that is all fine and dandy, but common… when you know the gender how much more exciting is it to pick out babies first outfit?! I am in love with the knotted sleepers from Vonbon Apparel as they make diaper changing a breeze when your little babe is sleeping and not to mention their dreamy designs. The matching headband is a no brainer… babies first headband at the hospital, yes please!

We are also bringing along this set of multi-use washcloths that are a new gift set added to Vonbon Apparel’s line. The super soft fabric is perfect and I am sure are going to come in handy for the early on breastfeeding days to bath times and more.

Zoe Organics // Natural Products for Mom and Baby

The second must have in our bag that include three different balm’s from Zoe Organics. This is another you don’t know what you are missing until you try out the real deal. My first time at the hospital I brought generic nipple balm and found that it was super hard to squeeze from the container let alone spread that all over your nipple evenly. I am looking forward to the smooth application of Zoe Organics nipple balm made with 100% natural ingredients. I feel like the diaper balm is a bit of a no brainer, have you seen babies first poops, make sure you put the balm on before those arrive. ha!

I have also chosen to pack the everything balm because holy, when your milk come in it comes in… am I right? Ladies, my one advice that I will give everyone is not to forget to cream those boobs after baby is born, your milk comes in and it comes in and you want to make sure you are keeping your boobs as moisturized as possible.

Covered Goods 4 in one use nursery cover for mom and baby

The last of my must have hospital bag items that I didn’t even know existed when Sophie was born is these multi-use nursing covers by Covered Goods. We loved having visitors come to the hospital and I am a little more of a private person so having the option of a super lightweight and breathable nursing cover is a great idea, if you are anything like me you might just want to have something pretty to cover up with. I know lots of you ladies are confident with feeding in front of anyone, but hey.. if you are a first timer.. you never really know how you will feel until you experience it yourself.

Not only are these going to be great for a little privacy but also when leaving the hospital another use is to have as a carseat cover to keep baby hidden and the blazing sun (we have a summer baby coming) from their eyes on your trek out of the hospital.

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For all you ladies packing for the hospital, enjoy it! Treat momma to some special items as well, it could be a nice headband, kimono, bra… you name it. The way I see it, we are going in there to push a baby out of us… I think we are allowed to treat ourselves and our babies to a few nice things before we do so.

Enter to Win my Must Have Hospital Bag Items

Vonbon Apparel $50 Store Credit
One Cover from Covered Goods (credit for $34.99)
Zoe Organics $25 Shop Credit

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Thank you so much to my partners on this post; Vonbon, Covered Goods and Zoe Organics.
Products for this post were received in order to conduct this post — note all views and opinions are my own.

  1. Lindsay

    June 25th, 2016 at 11:20 pm

    Definitely cannot live without my Little Unicorn apparel Muslin swaddle. Not only does my baby girl look adorable swaddled in it, it is an amazing nursing cover!

  2. jackie Gee

    June 25th, 2016 at 11:22 pm

    In my diaper bag I must have diaper wipes! I use it on the baby and on the toddler. When we are out and my oldest daughter goes to the park and play on everything I can wipe her hands down afterwards.

  3. latanya t

    June 26th, 2016 at 2:17 am

    I like bringing my own delivery gown

  4. Holly

    June 26th, 2016 at 3:32 am

    I love everything in this. I always have to have wipes. Not just for the kiddo but for me too.

  5. Amy Eilers

    June 26th, 2016 at 3:38 am

    Right now, if I don’t have some variation of an applesauce packet in my diaper bag for my toddler, I’m in big trouble! But come August when number two arrives I’ll be back to those newborn necessities!

  6. Sarah

    June 26th, 2016 at 4:10 am

    Love these baby items!!!

  7. Emily

    June 26th, 2016 at 6:17 am

    Cannot live without that diaper bag!!???? Just had my second nugget and that bag would be clutch for being hands free for the kiddos.

  8. Samantha Polski

    June 26th, 2016 at 6:37 am

    Congrats on your second baby! How exciting! This diaper bag is beautiful! I love all your must-haves too! My main must-have will be an extra onesie or two!????

  9. Aisha Holley

    June 26th, 2016 at 7:55 am

    Wipes! I need wipes constantly because I can use it to clean my babies whenever I change diapers, clean them after eating out, cleaning dirty spots, etc.

  10. Hannah Howard

    June 26th, 2016 at 8:20 am

    I have to have the everything balm!! it’s literally a life saver!!

  11. Alisha M.

    June 26th, 2016 at 9:37 am

    Couldn’t go without wipes and an extra pair of clothes for babe in my diaper bag!

  12. Ryna Hatch

    June 26th, 2016 at 10:02 am

    First time mom-to-be so have no idea what to expect. Thank you for all the tips and tricks….I am taking notes cause I am going to need all the help I can get!

  13. jess couture

    June 26th, 2016 at 10:09 am

    lip balm, my s’well water bottle, a swaddle + extra onesies for the inevitable mess!

  14. The Minimalist Mama

    June 26th, 2016 at 10:38 am

    an extra pair of clothes and a swaddle!

  15. Gabby Jimenez (@gabbyjimenez03)

    June 26th, 2016 at 12:08 pm

    One thing I can’t live without in my diaper bag is snacks snacks and more snacks for my and baby.

  16. Nicky

    June 26th, 2016 at 12:30 pm

    definitely snacks!

  17. Sarah | Birch Landing Home

    June 26th, 2016 at 1:44 pm

    Hand sanitizer is a must!!

  18. Lynsie

    June 26th, 2016 at 4:29 pm

    My must-have diaper bag item would have to be an extra change of clothes!

  19. Danielle Kilpatrick

    June 26th, 2016 at 4:41 pm

    I couldn’t live without muslin swaddling blankets ! Must have !

  20. Danielle Kilpatrick

    June 26th, 2016 at 4:43 pm

    Muslin swaddling blankets !!

  21. Jessica

    June 26th, 2016 at 5:11 pm

    I don’t even know my must haves! Probably wipes? I’m 35 weeks today and am finally starting to think about diaper bags. Love Vonbon’s sleepers.

  22. Eula Mei A

    June 26th, 2016 at 9:37 pm

    I cant leave without afew food pouches and lots of snacks!

  23. Maribel

    June 26th, 2016 at 9:54 pm

    I always have to have a good change of clothes or pjs for if we are out late. I can change my daughter and she can be comfy wherever we are. #busymom

  24. Kait

    June 26th, 2016 at 10:29 pm

    In love with all these picks ❤️

  25. Cristina

    June 27th, 2016 at 5:08 am

    I can’t leave without some baby wipes. I use them for everything. Even now that my first is three there is always a great use for them .

  26. Jessie

    June 27th, 2016 at 7:10 am

    I’m pregnant with my first baby, so I’m not sure, but I think my must have will be Muslin swaddle blankets. Oh, and hand sanitizer! ????

  27. Stacie H

    June 27th, 2016 at 7:12 am

    Without a doubt, wipes. I use them for everything!

  28. Colleen Masters

    June 27th, 2016 at 7:13 am

    Diaper Cream my favorite with my first was Butt Paste. But i just ordered Waxlene and cant wait to try that. Also always a water bottle for me and bottle or sippy cup for the little gotta stay hydrated!!

  29. Becky Lowe

    June 27th, 2016 at 7:20 am

    Can’t live without snacks!

  30. Heather Senger

    June 27th, 2016 at 7:35 am

    In the regular diaper bag wipes for sure! Hospital bag this time around…Chapstick! Totally forgot that last time and my lips felt like the Sahara desert!

  31. Lidiya Ervin

    June 27th, 2016 at 7:42 am

    I defensively always keep an extra outfit for baby for an unexpected surprise blowout!

  32. Amanda Medrano

    June 27th, 2016 at 7:51 am

    I always had an extra pacifier. My son loved them!

  33. Briana Gallinar

    June 27th, 2016 at 7:55 am

    I recently just lost my first pregnancy with twins, but am hopeful and excited to start trying again. I love Zoe products and plan to keep them handy in my diaper bag!

  34. سمية

    June 27th, 2016 at 8:24 am

    Beautiful giveaway ????. Thank you for the opportunity.

  35. Autumn

    June 27th, 2016 at 8:44 am

    A ring sling!! Aubrey loves being tucked in a ring sling and it allows me to have both hands free!!

  36. Katie

    June 27th, 2016 at 8:57 am

    A few things I always make sure are in my diaper bag are wipes, change of clothes (for the inevitable blowouts : ), and some kind of nursing cover.

  37. Kristin

    June 27th, 2016 at 9:04 am

    A diaper bag must have would be hand sanitizer!

  38. Chelsea

    June 27th, 2016 at 9:07 am

    I definitely would turn around a go back home if I had forgotten my solly wrap. I tell my husband all the time I e become spoiled by it ???? But it’s so awesome (especially with two babies) to be able to use both hands!

  39. Rebecca G

    June 27th, 2016 at 9:09 am

    Definitely wipes!

  40. Mayen Ruiz

    June 27th, 2016 at 9:17 am

    One must have item in my diaper bag was a swaddle blanket!

  41. Katie Yashchenko

    June 27th, 2016 at 9:38 am

    I entered all the fields followed you on ig and pinned but for some reason the ig stuff isn’t saving or submitting in the giveaway… maybe cuz I am using my phone?… link to my pin http://pin.it/M93LRsg. I’m under Katerina yash @kat03316 on ig… I don’t know when I will have access to the computer since I’m out of town still … love everything I n the giveaway. Some of my favorite vendors.

  42. creativewifeandjoyfulworker

    June 27th, 2016 at 11:25 am

    No problem Katie, thanks!

  43. Stephanie

    June 27th, 2016 at 9:43 am

    I love my Everything Balm; it’s a must have! And wipes for sure!!

  44. Andreina Monagas

    June 27th, 2016 at 9:46 am

    1: Something to clean baby: new born wipes or cotton balls to be soaked with chamomile tea at the moment. (Keeping in mind the tea temperature, not to burn baby)
    2: Cámara!! Must take pictures!
    3: Cute and climate apropiate outfit for leaving the hospital.

  45. Stefania Fox

    June 27th, 2016 at 10:53 am

    I always had nipple cream in my hospital bag along with some treats! I’m excited to try the Zoe Organica nipple balm though, I love their belly oil!!

  46. Alyssa Parker

    June 27th, 2016 at 11:41 am

    Snacks! For mom and baby when a pick me up is needed

  47. Heidi Jones

    June 27th, 2016 at 12:04 pm

    Ooooh I have 3 sisters who are pregnant! I would LOVE to shower them with love with these things!

  48. Chelsea

    June 27th, 2016 at 12:25 pm

    I would love to try all of these products!! Great Pinterest page, too, by the way – I’m going to have to look more thoroughly at my son’s nap time 😉

  49. Mary

    June 27th, 2016 at 12:28 pm

    An extra set of clothes is a must! It’s not fun when leaks happen and you have to rush home.

  50. Mary Gaudet

    June 27th, 2016 at 12:31 pm

    Snacks and a change of clothes are a must in any bag!

  51. Christina C.

    June 27th, 2016 at 2:42 pm

    I couldn’t live without tissues!

  52. Jen Allen

    June 27th, 2016 at 8:41 pm

    Three definite musts for my bag are sani-wipes, burp cloths, and an extra outfit! Babies are so unpredictable and messy, but so worth it 🙂

  53. Annette

    June 28th, 2016 at 12:23 am

    Diaper wipes, of course, but also a pacifier and breath mints (for me).

  54. Gabriela Anderson

    June 28th, 2016 at 4:59 am

    Can’t leave the house without a nursing cover in my diaper bag my son is always hungry and with another baby on the way I’m in trouble.

  55. Morgan

    June 28th, 2016 at 6:50 am

    The best thing we packed in my hospital bag was our Bose portable speaker. My husband played great music all day and it felt so peaceful. The nurses also loved coming in for some serenity!

  56. Rivka

    June 28th, 2016 at 7:07 am

    Definitely wipes! I wonder what they did in the days before them!

  57. Ashley H

    June 28th, 2016 at 9:42 am

    Extra receiving blankets! Great for wiping up baby, using as a nursing cover by tying around the neck, or a sun shade in the car. Some days when you’re covered in baby goo, it’s a good replacement for a shirt too!

  58. Melissa Haggins

    June 28th, 2016 at 10:01 am

    I can’t go with out remembering an extra set of clothes and a plastic bag. My little man is awesome at waiting to have massive blowouts in public! Few times we’ve been stuck with a naked baby coming home!!!

  59. Vivian Tsang

    June 28th, 2016 at 10:36 am

    Great giveaway!!!

  60. Ingrid

    June 28th, 2016 at 10:55 am

    Baby wipes!!

  61. Kelley Larsen

    June 28th, 2016 at 4:32 pm

    Wipes and snacks like Annie’s bunnies or puffs!

  62. Stephanie m

    June 28th, 2016 at 5:54 pm

    Extra clothes

  63. helenlam

    June 29th, 2016 at 9:03 am

    Wet bag…good for dirty clothes as well as diapers! (and other random wet/damp things)

  64. Lea Anna

    June 29th, 2016 at 9:40 am

    Snacks and my water bottle

  65. Dallas

    June 29th, 2016 at 6:54 pm

    I didn’t treat myself to much at all with my first. With my second? I treated us all. Ha.

  66. Sam

    June 29th, 2016 at 11:08 pm

    Cant leave without snacks!

  67. Laura m

    June 30th, 2016 at 4:25 am

    I would say extra clothes and lots of wipes!

  68. Thistle And Oak

    June 30th, 2016 at 10:54 am

    Water bottle, Sophie giraffe, honest diapers and my Starbucks card haha #typicalwhitegirl

  69. Joanne

    June 30th, 2016 at 1:42 pm

    swaddling blankets!

  70. Deadra V

    June 30th, 2016 at 1:57 pm

    I have a list! It’s so hard to think of just one thing besides diapers and wipes! I always have a small toy that’s just in my diaper bag or Chapstick because both can buy me he time I need of quiet of finishing to check out.

  71. Clarissa Ma

    June 30th, 2016 at 4:41 pm

    The one thing I can’t live without in my diaper bag has to be wipes. Even when my kiddos are all potty trained, wipes still come in so handy for wiping little hands and faces, which inevitably get dirty from eating or playing with something!

  72. Joanne Y

    June 30th, 2016 at 5:32 pm

    Must have in my diaper bag besides diapers/ wipes / snacks / extra clothes / drinks is my covered good nursing cover and books to keep my boys busy

  73. Fawn

    July 1st, 2016 at 5:26 am

    I always had to have pacifiers and my nursing cover up.

  74. Candace

    July 1st, 2016 at 7:43 am

    Definitely a change of clothes.

  75. diana

    July 1st, 2016 at 2:28 pm

    snacks for the kids

  76. Melissa E

    July 1st, 2016 at 5:06 pm

    Had my eye on these products!

  77. Shaylynn

    July 1st, 2016 at 5:10 pm

    Couldn’t live without my Solly Baby wrap! Being hands-free makes life so much easier!

  78. Andrea

    July 1st, 2016 at 5:43 pm

    Same here. Didn’t buy an actual diaper bag until 2nd baby arrived!

  79. Nat Raponi

    July 1st, 2016 at 6:10 pm

    Ooo I’m still looking for the perfect gender neutral onesie — I didn’t even think about simply bringing two. Duh!…

  80. Hillary

    July 1st, 2016 at 9:24 pm

    Earth Mama Angel Baby’s New Mama Bottom Spray!

  81. Tegan

    July 1st, 2016 at 9:36 pm

    Snacks! Saved me during the midnight hour when i was starving after baby! love all these things, i’ve never tried the Zoe brand but would love to!

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