At Petit Love, we’re often asked what’s most important for a mom and her newborn baby to have at the hospital.

Because this is such an exciting time, there’s simply so much to remember. From getting your child’s nursery “just right”, to the multiple family visits to wish you luck and show you love – time is pressing!

So, we’ve pulled together a list of essentials for hospital day.

We’d suggest that you pack your hospital bag at least 2 weeks before your due date. This will give you peace of mind that all is ready for your newborn baby and yourself.

Newborn Baby Package:

  • Baby wipes
  • Vaseline
  • 20 – 30 diapers
  • Dummy
  • Bum cream
  • Baby powder
  • Light blankets or muslin wraps
  • 3 x soft, comfortable newborn baby onesies for the hospital
  • Going-home outfit
  • Socks
  • Booties

Newborn Baby Essentials
Signature Viscose Grower
Cell Blanket
Snuggle Bunny
Dummy Clip

The Mommy Bag:

  • Toiletries; toothbrush, toothpaste, body moisturiser/baby oil, deodorant, mild perfume, nipple cream, hairbrush and a few make-up essentials
  • A really great book
  • Some light snacks
  • Bottled water
  • Your most soothing, “happy-place” music playlist
  • Warm/fuzzy socks
  • Maternity panties/maternity pads
  • Breast pads
  • Dressing gown or throw over cardigan/shawl
  • 2 x sets of comfortable pajamas, preferably darker in colour as they’re most practical
  • Slippers or flip-flops that are easy to slip on and off
  • 2 x feeding bras
  • Going-home outfit

Mally Original Bag
Holly Leggings
Bytjie Salf Lip Balm

Other Essentials:

  • Newborn Car Seat
  • Newborn Stroller
  • Dependable, spacious Baby Bag

Baby Travel Essentials
Cabrio Car Seat
Doona Car Seat & Stroller
Quinny Zapp Lux Carrycot


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Featured Image by Wilma Kotze, from Kaleidoscope SA.