The Essential Newborn Hospital Bag List

The Essential Newborn Hospital Bag List

Your Newborn Baby Hospital Bag list.

As you enter the third trimester of your pregnancy, start thinking about what to pack in your hospital bag for birth. Your baby doesn’t need much at first. All they’re going to be doing is sleeping and eating. The hospital will provide plenty of blankets to keep your baby warm, but there are some other must-haves that you should pack ahead of time.

Car Seat                                                                                                                  

You and your newborn won’t be able to go home until you have a car seat for safety reasons.                                                                                                         

The nurses that wheel you out to your car won’t allow you to leave unless you have a properly installed car seat in the back seat. Make sure the car seat has plenty of padding and that it can be mounted facing the rear of the car.                                                                                                                                                   

Baby safety in the car - Always strap your child into a federally-approved car seat and never carry your newborn in your lap, even on very short trips. From birth to two- years-of-age, the car seat should be placed in the middle of the back seat and should always be facing backward with your baby looking towards the rear of the vehicle. If your vehicle has no back seat, disable the airbags and place your baby on the passenger side with the car seat facing backward.

Blankets And Swaddles

Newborns need to be swaddled!  After being all tucked up in mommy’s tummy for 9 months, they come into this big free world and they want to feel safe and secure. 

As a good rule of thumb, I believe that you can never have too many swaddle blankets. You will use them as swaddle blankets, spit-up wipers, nursing covers, bibs, keep your baby protected against the cold and probably a billion other things.

Blankets will also come in handy when leaving the hospital. You can cover up your newborn with their blanket in the hospital and use it for the car ride home. CrochetBabyProps blankets are made of SOFT material and different colors.(They make great photo backdrops!). CrochetBabyProps carries a blanket that measures 25″ x 25″ – the perfect size to wrap your newborn in!

Bring your own swaddle blankets to the hospital since the nurses will teach you how to properly swaddle your little one. Having this guidance fresh on your mind, you’ll leave with confidence in swaddling your little one!


Little ones are a lot more susceptible to the cold, so you need to make sure they stay bundled up and warm!  Socks and hats do wonders for keeping their little bodies warm, and the mittens help them not scratch themselves with their sharp little nails!

Here at CrochetBabyProps I sell crocheted baby hats and mittens.  You can buy a hat, mitts, or boots separately, or pick up a newborn set with all three!


This outfit is special and you’ll remember and cherish it for years. You can even save it as a keepsake. Because remember, you and your newborn are going home and photo taking will be inevitable!

Burp Cloths

You're going to want a burp cloth on hand 24/7 to help with baby's messes. 

Not only do burp cloths take the brunt of spit-up, but you can use them to wipe milk dribbles, sneezes or whatever comes your way. Because there’s usually something coming your way, so be sure to pack at least three or four. 

Nursing Pillow

If you choose to breastfeed, a nursing pillow will be a lifesaver! The nursing pillow props up your newborn and supports their head, along with providing some extra support for you while nursing.

Coming Home outfit

You have to have a special outfit for when you take them home for the 1st time. You want something comfortable for baby to wear, but also cute enough for pictures. Shop for baby coming home outfit on CrochetBabyProps. These adorable crocheted baby outfits are so cute to welcome baby home from hospital. The yarn is so soft, and would be gentle against babies skin.

 You might consider bringing…

An infant bottle – Just in case they don’t latch, or of course if you’re just planning on formula feeding!  

Baby nail clippers – Scratch mittens are great and they help keep babies’ hands warm, but nail clippers are always a good option to entirely remove the possibility of baby scratching himself/herself.

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