BABY ESSENTIALS PART 1 | Giving birth: What should be in your hospital bag?

BABY ESSENTIALS PART 1 | Giving Birth: What should be in your hospital bag?


I’ve already given birth three times and all are via emergency CS. Zela and Zed are too excited to see the outside world that they both came out two weeks before due date. None of us expected this so my husband Bryce ended up rushing in packing our hospital stuff.

Here are some ways that we can suggest to ensure panic packing does not happen to you. In order to make sure that you are prepared enough for your baby’s grand arrival, we highly recommend that you start packing at least three weeks before your due date. These are the things that we have proven essential based on the three birthings we’ve had in the past 5 years.

For you:
  • Breast pump (I recommend using silicon breast pump since it stimulates breasts to release milk better especially during first few days of giving birth)
  • Nursing pillow – Most hospitals encourage exclusive breastfeeding and a nursing pillow will help you do this with comfort. I recommend the one from BabyCuddlePH  (same as above) as it allows you to position the pillow in different angles based on what’s comfortable for you and/or your baby.
  • 2-5 sets of Nursing clothes – I recommend that you get those from Kaypee Baby. Their clothes come with breastfeeding access that lets you nurse your baby in an uncomplicated way.
  • Malunggay Powder and Lactation treats – Food will be your bestfriend in your quest to increase you milk supply. I patronize Lactomom’s malunggay powder and lactation treats. Their cookies are my favourite. You can also check out moshiyummies. They are known for making really delicious revel bars.
  • Breastfeeding cover
  • Slippers
  • 5-10 pcs. of adult disposable diapers
  • Surgical Binder – this is needed when you undergo C-Section. But if you won’t, the binder can help shape your body back to your prenatal figure
  • 1-2pcs Bath Towel for mom’s use
  • Your ultrasound and other laboratory records

I also encourage you to bring the following:

  • Massage Oil, Electric Water Heater, and Hotpack – in most cases, breastmilk does not come out immediately after giving birth so you will need to do hot compress followed by lactation massage. Check out this video on how we did one when I gave birth to Zed. This method really helped us increase my breastmilk supply.










For your baby:
  • Disposable Diapers : 10-20pcs (I recommend Pampers Baby Dry as it prevents babies from getting rashes)
  • Receiving Blankets : 2 pcs
  • Mittens: 2-5 sets
  • Socks or Booties : 2-5  sets (I actually prefer socks more than booties as babies can use it from 0-6 months, or even more depending on how stretchable the socks are)
  • Beanies a.k.a. Bonnet: 2-3 pcs
  • Short-sleeved tie-sides : 3 pcs
  • Long-sleeved tie-sides : 3 pcs
  • Sleeveless tie-sides : 3 pcs
  • Pajamas : 2-3 pcs
  • Swaddle
  • 1 bag of cotton balls – sometimes hospitals provide this but better be ready in case they won’t
  • 1 small pack of baby wipes
  • 1 small bottle of mild baby wash (I recommend Sacred, Baby Dove or Babyflo Soap-free bath)











For your guardian/companion:
  • Snacks: It will be cheaper to bring food from the grocery instead of ordering food via delivery services.
  • His phone and charger
  • Clothes
  • Camera and Charger
  • Extra pillow and blankets
  • Foldable beddings


Since there is a lot to bring, better choose a hospital bag that has enough room for all these things. Believe me, you will need a luggage plus extra diaper bags! One bag may not be enough. All of us pray for a quick stay at the hospital but in some cases, you will need to extend your stay due to a number of reasons. So, I recommend being more than prepared. My husband and I prefer any of the following bags for this purpose:
  • Charlie Baby Travel Bag – My husband and I has used this bag many times. We love its lightweight material, roominess and lots of compartments that help you organize smaller stuff. It’s also foldable so you can pack it inside a bigger bag to be used as an extra bag in case you need to carry more stuff when you get discharged from the hospital.
  • Sunveno Diaper Bag – There are a lot of providers for this type of bag. We recommend you get it from Lactomom. We got in touch with them thru Instagram and our transaction has been our most hassle-free so far. Seller is very accommodating and they try to deliver as fast as possible.
  • Wallaby Mommy Bag – This bag is known for having lots of compartments and roomy space that can carry most of the mom and baby essentials. It also comes with a cooler bag which has a dedicated compartment inside the bag too.
Once you’ve packed all these, you’re ready to go! 🙂


Omni Amisola-Larrosa is the wife of Bryce, an outstanding speaker & people builder, a mother of 3 wonderful kids named Zia, Zela & Zed, and a recipient of the 12th Mansmith Young Market Masters Award (Mansmith YMMA) for 2017, an advocacy project that seeks and recognizes young outstanding marketers and entrepreneurs. Omni seeks to outperform herself by being the best wife to Bryce and the mom to #TheClingySibz, while inspiring other moms in maintaining a good work and family life balance.
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Omni Amisola-Larrosa is the wife of Bryce, an outstanding speaker & people builder, a mother of 3 wonderful kids named Zia, Zela & Zed (#TheClingySibz), and a professional Marketing practitioner who is privileged to be a recipient of the 12th Mansmith Young Market Masters Award (Mansmith YMMA) for 2017, an advocacy project that seeks and recognizes young outstanding marketers and entrepreneurs all over the Philippines. Omni seeks to outperform herself by being the best wife to Bryce and mom to #TheClingySibz, while inspiring other moms in maintaining a good work and family life balance.

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