Are you all set for the big day? Your baby might arrive earlier than expected, so it’s worth having your baby hospital bag organized and packed during month eight of your pregnancy − just in case.

This checklist will help you prepare everything you’ll need for you, mom and your new baby. Perhaps pack your bags together so you can double-check that you’ll each have everything you might need. Once all the bags are packed, keep them handy, either in the car or near the door, so you'll be ready to go at a moment's notice. 

As a dad/birth partner your time in the hospital is supporting mom. 

After an uncomplicated vaginal delivery, you'll likely stay in the hospital for 24 to 48 hours. Mom, we’ll need to rest and wait for any anesthesia to wear off. And your healthcare provider will want to monitor mom and baby for the first day or so to make sure no problems develop. The average stay in hospital after a caesarean is around 3 or 4 days.



  1. Patagonia, Duffel Bag

  2. Big Agnes, Echo Park 20 Sleeping Bag & Pillow (Unfortunately, there is no cozy bed to accommodate dad/birth partner.)

  3. Sony Alpha a7R IV Mirrorless Digital Camera with 24-70mm f/2.8 Lens and Accessories Kit

  4. Snacks, Something to Read.

  5. Money for Parking, Tip for Valet (if you valet park) & Vending Machines

  6. Aviator Nation, Sweatpants

  7. Aviator Nation, T-Shirts

  8. Uggs, Scruff Slippers

  9. Nike, Killshot 2 Leather Shoes

  10. Toiletries

  11. Phone/Charger – Laptop for Zoom

  12. Picture ID, Birth Plan, Insurance Card & any Hospital Paperwork

  13. Woolf With Me®, Slouch Beanie