3 Must-Have Essentials for Your Hospital Bag

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When your due date is coming up, you're probably checking off your to-do list and getting your bag packed for the hospital or birthing center. What do you bring? Here are our top three essentials we can't live without!

Bodily

Bodily is your everyday support bra. As your breasts change during postpartum, you'll thank us later for this amazingly supportive bra. This best-selling bra is loved by moms everywhere because of its extremely comfortable yet supportive design. It's easily adjustable, so you can continue wearing it throughout your postpartum journey.

A lactation consultant carefully designed the bra to minimize the risk of mastitis or clogged ducts. In fact, the Bodily bra is comfortable enough to wear 24/7. Because it's adjustable, it also works through all stages before and after giving birth. Don't forget comfortable panties. Postpartum panties will be a nice replacement for the bulky hospital ones.

A few loose-fitting shirts to wear over your comfortable Bodily bra are also a good idea. Tank tops or T-shirts specifically designed for nursing are always worth the space in your hospital bag.

CaboCreme

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Whether you plan to breastfeed or formula feed, engorgement is a common issue that can start up as soon as you welcome your little one into the world. Keep your breasts comfortable with our natural cream to help reduce the pressure and pain as you get into your new rhythm.

CaboCreme comes in regular and extra-strength varieties. CaboCreme regular is made with all-natural ingredients and works in as little as 15-20 minutes! CaboCreme extra-strength is made with the same great ingredients but is ideal for moms producing larger quantities of milk or those who want to suppress milk production quickly.

Both smell fantastic since they're made with cabbage leaf extracts and grapeseed oil. Not only will they soothe your breasts, but they also do a great job of relieving stress.

Must-Have Accessories

Okay, so we're kind of cheating here, but we also have a list of accessories that'll make your hospital stay so much more comfortable. Make sure to bring an extra long phone charger to stay connected and update everyone with photos of the new baby. Hospital beds are almost always far away from the outlet. Headphones are always nice to have as well. You can listen to your favorite music or ambient sounds to help sooth you during this exciting time.

Don't forget your favorite snacks and ChapStick. Hospital food is limited, and they're unlikely to have foods you may be craving. And even with the wonderful ice chips they offer, your lips can start to dry out with all of the breathing so make sure to pack your favorite lip balm. Bringing your own toiletries with you will also make you feel more comfortable. Don't forget your hairbrush, toothbrush and toothpaste, deodorant, and face wipes. A few extra hair ties or a hair clip will also come in handy.

We also highly recommend cozy slippers or socks, your favorite robe, or generally anything that makes you feel wrapped in comfort. Make sure you also bring a pair of comfy clothes and slip-on shoes to wear home. Comfort is key for the your hospital stay and the next few weeks at home. 

We've experienced quite a few new births; these are all of our favorite things to have handy when welcoming little ones into the world. What would you add to this list? Head over to our Instagram and let us know your favorites!