New Mommy: packing the hospital bag by Emily!
Packing the hospital bag just got easier for the Mommy to be!

packing the hospital bag

Packing the hospital bag can be a daunting task, at Mark and Graham we had lengthy conversations about what to bring to the big date, from the size of the bag {or suitcase!} to the minimal detail like makeup and hair tools.

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We partnered with Emily, the lovely editor of Champagne in the Rain, we love her pregnancy style {and we cannot wait to meet her tiny cutie} and she told us some details about her packing for the hospital, here’s her complete list. 

Don’t miss Emily’s tips to make packing easier!

After comparing all of the different tips and packing lists, I have curated my own list, packed my bag and finally feel prepared and ready to go. I mean, as ready as I’ll ever be – does a new mom ever really feel 100% ready?!?

Things to Make Packing Easier:
Overnight Bag. My Mark & Graham Daily Leather Overnighter was the perfect option for our hospital bag. It is currently in the trunk of my car, packed with all of the items that I listed above and it is not even full. It was big enough to fill with the items I needed, but not too big that it would entice me to overpack. I don’t know about you, but if I have a bunch of empty space in a suitcase I tend to fill it! It has two handles but also has a detachable shoulder strap which will be helpful if I have to go straight to the hospital from work and have to carry the bag myself. It also looks extra cute with the monogrammed Daily Leather Tote Tag, plus I figured if it gets misplaced in the hospital somewhere, my initials will be on the bag and will make it easier to locate. View More:

Toiletry Bag. Again, I wanted something sturdy that could fit everything I needed, but wouldn’t be so huge that it would encourage me to overpack. My Daily Leather Travel Pouch is perfect – it fit every single one of the toiletries I mentioned above, including the full size shampoo and conditioner that I packed. (which I packed only because I already had new bottles – you could pack travel size bottles of each, of course).

Large Clutch for important items, i.e. jewelry or insurance documents/cards. I figured that I would go to the hospital wearing whatever jewelry I am wearing that day, so I would want a safe place to store it all after I get to the hospital. I have this Needlepoint Initial Zip Pouch already packed in the hospital bag with our insurance information and the my medical records inside. Since it is cushioned, I plan on storing my jewelry inhere as well, including my new favorite piece of jewelry, this Dual Birthstone Ring that has my birthstone and the baby’s birthstone on it. It is so sweet and delicate and is a wonderful little reminder of our mother-daughter bond – and with Mother’s Day fast approaching, this ring makes the sweetest gift!

Photos by Emma Parker Photography