Twin Hospital Bag Essentials

Twin Hospital Bag Essentials

When I scroll through Facebook, all I see are pictures of babies or pictures of my friends who are preggers. I'm loving all these babies! I just recently came across a few posts from a couple friends who were wondering what they were going to need in their diaper bags for delivery. I want to help all my pregnant mamas out, and with that said I decided to put together this list of my hospital bag essentials. This is my list for twins but can work for single babies too! So, let's get started!


For The Babes:

  • Diaper Bag (I LOVE my Vera Bradley Diaper Bag, has enough room for everything I need)
  • Diapers (Only if you plan to use a specific brand. We brought them but didn't even use them because the hospital supplied them for us. You'll definitely need some preemies if you're having twins!)
  • 2-4 Receiving Blankets
  • 2 Burpy Bibs (I LOVE these!)
  • 2 Beanies
  • 2 Pairs of Socks
  • A Few Sets of Clothes: Premie and Newborn (I had both sizes just in case...they ended up in preemie)
  • 2 Carseats

Mama's Toiletries: 

  • Toothbrush
  • Toothpaste
  • Deodorant
  • Shampoo
  • Conditioner
  • Brush
  • Hair Tie
  • Hair Clip
  • Headband
  • Lotion
  • Face Wash
  • Makeup (After feeling like a troll for a while I needed to make myself feel better!)
  • Chapstick (Your lips WILL get dry in those hospitals)
  • Dependas (Padsicles are a real thing and they will be your BFFs)

Mama's Bag:

  • Vera Bradley Duffle Bag (Monogrammed of course!)
  • 2 Sets of Comfortable Clothes (Honestly I just lived in the hospital gowns, mesh underwear and a sports bra ha!)
  • Clothes to Wear Home
  • A Few Pairs of Socks
  • Slippers (Don't want to slip while walking those hospital halls)
  • Rubber Sandals (You never know what the floor of those showers has seen...)
  • Robe
  • 2-3 Pairs Underwear (More if you think you'll be there longer!)
  • Nursing Bras
  • Sports Bra (For labor and delivery)
  • Cloth Nursing Pads (Less likely to give you infections that the disposable ones!)
  • Wallet: Cash & ID
  • Snacks
  • Lanolin (I NEEDED this when I first breastfed)
  • Spectra Dual Pump (This was my best friend ha!)
  • Tennis Balls in a Sock (Great for massaging sore muscles!)

Hubby’s Bag:

  • 3-4 Changes of Clothes
  • Button Down Shirt (For skin to skin contact and daddy bonding!)
  • PJ's
  • Socks
  • Slippers
  • Toothbrush
  • Toothpaste
  • Deodorant
  • Shampoo
  • Conditioner
  • Glasses/Contacts
  • Comfy Pillows
  • Comfy Blanket


  • Phones
  • Phone Chargers
  • Camera
  • Camera Charger
  • Back Massager (I couldn't live without this during my pregnancy!)
  • iPod (With killer labor and delivery playlist of course!)
  • Speakers
  • Laptop
  • Laptop Charger


  • Bags for Freebies (The hospitals always give you soo many things to take home, and take advantage of this!)
  • Thank You Cards for Staff (I had killer nurses and doctors and hand wrote all of them thank you notes)
  • Comfy Pillows (That you don't mind staining because trust me blood will find a way...)
  • Bath Towels (Again ones you don't mind ruining)
  • Notebook/Journal (To record all your feelings and anything baby!)

Hope this helps! Did I miss something? What are your hospital bag essentials?

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