Hospital Bag Must-Have: Postpartum Kit for New Moms!

Congratulations! The delivery date is close and you’re about to embark on a transformative journey. But between the excitement and baby prep, let’s be honest, packing a hospital bag can feel overwhelming. Throw in the thought of postpartum recovery, and it’s easy to forget what you need during this crucial time.

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Enter the Postpartum Kit: your ultimate BFF for navigating recovery as you go through your first few days, weeks, months and the first year after childbirth. Let’s dive into why a Postpartum kit deserves a prime spot in your Hospital Bag!

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Why should you add a Postpartum Kit to your Hospital Bag?

A postpartum kit ensures you have everything you need for comfort and healing handy. Immediately following delivery, your body will experience postpartum bleeding/lochia, chills, hormonal shifts etc. Simple things like going to the bathroom will also be difficult. A postpartum kit in your hospital bag will ensure that you have everything to navigate these experiences.

Delivery, whether vaginal or cesarean, will cause soreness and discomfort in the perineal area (the area between your vagina and rectum). Your postpartum kit will be a lifesaver here. Witch hazel wipes offer soothing relief, and a Handheld bidet will help keep the area clean which promotes healing.

All of this makes a Postpartum Kit a must-have in your Hospital Bag.

Postpartum Essentials in your Hospital Bag

Now that you know why a Postpartum kit is necessary, let’s take a look at some of the that essentials should be in your kit.

The hospital may provide some basic supplies, but a well-stocked postpartum kit ensures you have everything to focus on healing and recovering while you bond with your little one. Here are some key items to consider:

Postpartum kit for hospital bag

Handheld Bidet: A handheld bidet or a peri wash bottle will come in very handy during your first bathroom visit postpartum and afterwards as well. It gently cleans the vaginal area without any rubbing or irritation which is a big problem with using a toilet paper or regular bidet.

Additionally, whether you have a vaginal or c-section birth, the angled design ensures that you don’t have to stretch to reach the area.

Super Absorbent Maternity Pads: After childbirth, new moms experience Lochia which is a discharge similar to periods but heavier. The bleeding is the heaviest in the first few days and usually reduces in subsequent weeks. A super absorbent maternity pad will prevent leaks and keep you comfortable.

Witch-Hazel Wipes: Witch-Hazel is a natural cooling and soothing extract that reduces irritation and inflammation. It’s used to clean your vaginal area, pat dry after using the handheld bidet or you can also line it up in your Pad for relief.

postpartum kit essentials for hospital bag

Disposable Underwear / Maternity Pad Fixator: A super soft, breathable and stretchable Underwear that is also used to hold your maternity pad in place. It’s super stretchable so it fits any size and the seamless waistband is great if you’ve had a C-section.

Grip Socks: Grip Socks are Anti-Skid socks that are also extra cozy. They not only assist a new mom in maintaining her balance but also provide warmth against Postpartum Chills.

Pro Tips for Packing Postpartum Kit in Your Hospital Bag

Pack it in a separate bag: This makes it easy to grab what you need without rummaging through your entire hospital bag. A tote bag or a pretty clutch specifically designated for postpartum supplies is perfect.

Label everything: Clear labels will save you time and frustration when you’re feeling a bit out of sorts.

Consider pre-made kits: Many companies offer pre-made postpartum kits that contain most of the essentials. This can be a great time-saver for busy moms-to-be.

Don’t forget the extras: Pack a comfortable robe, slippers, and a nursing pillow for extra comfort during your hospital stay.

If you feel overwhelmed, don’t hesitate to ask a friend to help you pack. It’s a great way to ensure that you have everything you need.

A well-stocked postpartum kit in your hospital bag allows you to focus on healing and start your recovery journey on the right foot. So pack your bag with confidence, knowing you’ve got everything you need to feel your best during those early postpartum days.

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