Important Essentials to Pack in Your Hospital Bag for Twins

Hospital bag for twins

What to Pack in Your Hospital Bag for Twins

One of the most important things you can do to prepare for your babies’ arrival is to have your hospital bags packed in advance. I had ours packed and ready to go at 28 weeks. With twins, especially, early arrivals are common and I wanted to be prepared for any surprises.

Here’s a comprehensive hospital bag for twins checklist, including items for both parents or support person, as well as, the babies.

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For Mom

Personal Care Items:

Toiletries:

  • Toothbrush and toothpaste
  • Hairbrush/comb
  • Shampoo and conditioner (travel size)
  • Body wash/soap
  • Deodorant
  • Hair ties/headbands
  • Face wash and moisturizer
  • Lip balm
  • Makeup (if desired)
  • Lotion

Comfort Items:

  • Maternity pads (hospital may provide, but you might prefer your own)
  • Comfortable clothing (loose-fitting, nursing-friendly tops, and maternity pants)
  • Nightgowns or pajamas (nursing-friendly)
  • Robe and slippers (non-slip)
  • Socks (non-slip)
  • Nursing bras and pads
  • Underwear (preferably high-waisted or c-section friendly like these)
  • Breastfeeding pillow
  • Eye mask and earplugs (for better rest)
  • Going home outfit

Postpartum Care:

  • Perineal spray or witch hazel pads
  • Nipple cream
  • Nursing cover

Documents:

  • ID and insurance cards
  • Birth plan (if you have one)
  • Hospital registration forms (if pre-registered)

Electronics:

  • Phone and charger
  • Tablet/e-reader and charger (optional)
  • Camera or smartphone for photos

Other:

  • Snacks and drinks
  • Water bottle
  • Cash and change for vending machines
  • A small notebook and pen (to note down baby feeding times, questions for doctors, etc.)
  • Maternity seat-belt adjuster pre-installed in vehicle or a tiny lumbar-type pillow that you can place over your abdomen in case you have a c-section

For Dad/Partner

Clothing:

  • Comfortable change of clothes
  • Pajamas
  • Sweater or jacket (hospital rooms can be cold)
  • Comfortable shoes

Personal Care Items:

  • Toiletries (toothbrush, toothpaste, deodorant, etc.)
  • Medications (if needed)

Electronics:

  • Phone and charger
  • Camera and charger (if separate from phone)
  • Laptop/tablet and charger (optional)

Comfort Items:

  • Pillow and blanket (hospital may provide, but own items can be more comfortable)
  • Snacks and drinks
  • Water bottle

For Babies

Clothing:

  • Onesies (2-3 per baby)
  • Sleepers (2-3 per baby)
  • Hats (2 per baby)
  • Socks/mittens (to prevent scratching)
  • Going home outfits (weather-appropriate)

Diapering:

  • Newborn diapers (the hospital usually provides these, but a few extra can be handy)
  • Wipes

Feeding:

  • Bottles and formula (if not breastfeeding, hospital typically provides this but check in advance)
  • Burp cloths

Other:

  • Baby blankets (2-3)
  • Car seats (properly installed in the car before hospital discharge)
  • Pacifiers (if you plan to use them)
  • Swaddle blankets or LovetoDream Swaddles

Additional Tips:

  • Pre-packed bag: Pack your hospital bag around 28 weeks of pregnancy.
  • Keep it simple: Hospitals usually provide many essentials, so you can pack light and only bring preferred or personal items.
  • Double check: Make sure car seats are installed correctly and that you have a safe ride home planned.

With this hospital bag for twins checklist, you should be well-prepared for the hospital stay and the arrival of your twins.

We also highly recommend having a postpartum plan to relieve stress and overwhelm after babies arrive. This plan will help you with meal plans, nutrition, breastfeeding, assigning tasks to other family members, having support on hand for siblings and for yourself, how to handle visitors and other family, etc… Click here for our favorite Postpartum Planner Workbook to get started planning!

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