5 Hospital Bag Must-Haves

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Not sure what to pack in your hospital bag?

Or maybe just looking for something to make you feel a little more confident as you bring your little one into the world?

Whether you're eagerly packing your hospital bag at eighteen weeks, or you're the mama packing your bag at the first sign of contractions--we're here to help make your life a bit easier (and more stylish)!

Packing your hospital bag might just be one of pregnancy's most exciting milestones, but sometimes knowing what to bring to an occasion as monumental as giving birth can be overwhelming. Will the hospital be cold? Do I have to wear a paper gown? What if the newborn onesie doesn't fit?

Thankfully, we here at Latched Mama have plenty of experience having babies, so we know a thing or two about packing the perfect hospital bag. Best of all? Our philosophy, when it comes to preparing for labor, is: less is more.*

*This list does not include toiletries, medications, and other items specific to you and your needs!

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Packing the perfect hospital bag starts with the bag- so why not multi-task with a tote that can easily convert into a backpack? 

Unlike typical diaper bags, our Everyday Bag can fit a tremendous amount of stuff, making it perfect for an overnight stay. 

Plus, this bag is an amazing multitasker (just like you, mama) and can be used as a diaper bag, grocery bag, overnight tote, and more as your little one gets older! 

Did you know you can bring and wear your own birthing gown at most hospitals and birth centers? 

We know the labor gowns that hospitals provide aren't always up to par, so we set out on a mission to create the ultimate Labor Dress 2.0

This dress features convenient snaps down the back for easy epidural access (if that's the route you chose!) and a petal-front opening for easy monitoring and post-delivery comfort. But most of all, we designed this nursing gown with those priceless first moments with your baby in mind, which is why we included snap-down shoulders for immediate skin to skin access.

Our latest Labor Gown is SO gorgeous; it can double as a dress! 

We know that traditional hospital gowns often leave a LOT to be desired, so we decided to design our Wrap Labor & Postpartum Dress with your unique needs in mind. 

This soft and stretchy dress features plastic snaps for easy breastfeeding and skin-to-skin access, loose-fitting sleeves to support movement during labor, a wrap skirt with ties for easy monitoring, PLUS a unique convertible design to easily accommodate an epidural or any form of anesthesia.

From the first trimester to the fourth, this robe is a new-mama necessity! Perfect for lounging around when you're too pregnant for pants, preparing for labor, or some post-pushing (or post-cesarean!) warmth and comfort; this versatile robe will be your go-to for hanging out at home to going to the hospital and back again! 

Best of all? You can match your Maternity Labor Nursing Robe with your baby's Hat and Swaddle Set for a picture-perfect new-arrival announcement!

Your baby's first outfit will be cemented in your mind, heart, and iCloud forever, so make sure your little love makes the kind of first impression that fills you with infinite joy! 

Whether you decide to match prints with your little love (our Maternity Labor Nursing Robe comes in coordinating styles!) or let them be the star of the show, there is no better way to welcome your baby into the world then by wrapping them in softness and comfort! 

Best of all? Our Swaddle Blanket and Hat Set is designed to accommodate a wide range of newborn sizes, so you can rest assured knowing it will fit.

Pro-tip: you're going to be given the BEST CUP EVER at the hospital. (If you know, you know.) But here's another pro-tip: you'll also want to bring your own water bottle with you! 

There's a few reasons you will be thanking yourself for bringing our 32-ounce BPA-free Latched Mama Love Nalgene Water Bottle with you. 

First--giving birth makes you thirsty. Breastfeeding makes you thirsty. Having that famous hospital cup filled with cold water AND sending your partner out to fill up your Nalgene for your back-up means never having to wait for more water. 

Second--our Nalgene bottle will last you longer than just the postpartum period. With a lid that closes, just throw it in your bag for easy on-the-go hydrating!

Questions about Fabric, Fit, and Sizing? Email our amazing Customer Service Mamas at sales@latchedmama.com! 

“Latched Mama didn’t just save my confidence as a mom- it GAVE me my confidence as a mom. The difference breastfeeding a baby without Latched Mama and with Latched Mama was night and day. So thankful for this line!!!” - M 💕

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