OHC Gifts: 10 Items To Bring In Your Hospital Bag

Bringing a new life into this world is a momentous occasion, filled with excitement and anticipation. As expectant parents prepare for the arrival of their bundle of joy, one essential task is packing the hospital bag. This bag contains everything you'll need during your hospital stay, ensuring that you're well-prepared for the big day. While there are many items you should consider packing, today, we'll focus on the ten must-have items!

1. Birth Announcement Sign + Footprint Sign

A personalized birth announcement sign is a heartwarming way to share the news of your baby's arrival with friends and family. We offer beautifully crafted wooden signs that can be customized with your baby's name and birth details. These signs make for a perfect keepsake to commemorate the special day. Additionally, consider including a baby footprint sign, which allows you to capture your baby's tiny feet in a memorable way. The laser-cut design adds an elegant touch to these unique mementos.

2. Colored Half Circle Shaped Birth Announcement Sign

If you're looking to add a splash of color and style to your birth announcement, we also offer colored half-circle shaped birth announcement signs. These personalized signs come in a variety of vibrant colors and can be customized with your baby's name, birth date, and weight. Hang it in your hospital room or use it in photos to announce your baby's arrival in a visually striking way.

3. Personalized Baby Blanket

A soft and cozy personalized baby blanket is a must-have for your hospital bag. Not only will it keep your newborn snug and warm, but it's also an excellent prop for those early photoshoots.

4. Comfortable Nursing Pillow

For new moms planning to breastfeed, a comfortable nursing pillow can be a game-changer. It provides support for both you and your baby during feedings, reducing strain on your back and arms. Look for a nursing pillow that's easy to clean and has a cover that you can remove for washing.

5. Adorable Baby Onesies

You'll want to dress your newborn in the cutest and coziest outfits during your hospital stay. Pack a few adorable baby onesies in various sizes to accommodate your baby's needs.

6. Baby Toiletries

Even though your baby will be tiny, they'll still need a few toiletries. Pack baby shampoo, body wash, and lotion to keep your little one clean and comfortable. Opt for gentle, hypoallergenic products to ensure your baby's delicate skin remains healthy.

7. Newborn Diapers and Wipes

You'll go through a lot of diapers in those first few days, so be sure to pack plenty. Newborn-sized diapers are a must, and don't forget to bring wipes for easy cleanup.

8. Hospital Essentials

While the hospital will provide many essentials, it's a good idea to pack a few of your own, including a cozy robe, slippers, and comfortable pajamas for yourself. Don't forget your personal toiletries, such as a toothbrush, toothpaste, and hairbrush. Having these items on hand can make your stay more comfortable.

9. Snacks and Drinks

Labor and delivery can be physically taxing, and you may find yourself hungry or thirsty during your hospital stay. Pack some of your favorite snacks and drinks to keep your energy levels up. Consider healthy options like granola bars, nuts, and bottled water.

10. Camera or Smartphone

Last but not least, be sure to have a camera or smartphone ready to capture those precious first moments with your newborn. From the first cry to the first smile, these are memories you'll want to cherish forever.


Preparing your hospital bag is an important part of getting ready for your baby's arrival. Including these ten essential items will help ensure that you're well-prepared for the big day. From sharing the news of your baby's birth to keeping your little one comfortable and cozy, these items will make your hospital stay more memorable and enjoyable. As you embark on this incredible journey into parenthood, remember to savor every moment and celebrate the arrival of your newborn in style with OHC Gifts. Contact us today to learn more about what we can do for you!