By Kajan Doyle
The end is in sight! Soon, you will hold the tiniest, most perfect human and all will be well with the world. As your third trimester wanes on it’s time to start thinking about what to pack in your birth bag. Hospital or birth center, minimalist or over-packer, we’ve compiled three birth bags that will fit your mama style. Plus, a bonus checklist of must haves for birth and recovery.
The Minimalist Mama
For the sleek and streamlined the bag and products do double duty, and will fit your life long after you are home with baby.
The Bag: The OG by Lo and Sons $206.50
Why it’s Great: If The life-changing magic of tidying up was a bag, this would be it.
What’s in the Bag: 1. Cosabella 3-piece maternity pajamas $155 This three-piece set includes a matching robe, perfect for visitors and pictures. 2. Tieks $175 These ballerina pink flats fold up for quick storage and are a great slipper alternative, bonus you can also wear them home. 3. Ursa Major Face Wipes $24 Hardworking, multi-tasker, cleans, exfoliates, soothes and hydrates all at in one step. Bonus, they’re individually wrapped so you can take just enough for your birth. 4. First Aid Beauty: Hello FAB Coconut Skin Smoothie Priming Moisturizer $28 Iridescent and moisturizing, this all in one moisturizer enhances your glow and evens out texture. Use alone or with the Triple protection skin tint.5. First Aid Beauty: Hello FAB Triple Protection Skin Tint $34 6. Tata Harper Volumizing lip and cheek tint in Very Charming $397. EO deodorant Wipes in Lavender $17 Natural and organic these individually wrapped wipes work and smell great. 8. Mezzone Charger $14.99 This palm sized charger has two USB ports, to charge your phone and tablet simultaneously.
Nurture and nature friendly, these small footprint products are sweet, effective and eco-conscious.
The Bag: Terra Messenger Bag $46.99
Why it’s Great: Made of organic cotton, this roomy and colorful piece is perfect (unless of course you’re re-purposing one you already have.)
What’s in the Bag: 1. Vertly Lip Balm in Rose $22 Vertly's standout ingredient, hemp-derived CBD is a powerful skincare ingredient that has analgesic, anti-inflammatory and calming properties.2. Neal’s Yard Remedies set $40 Includes Wild Rose Beauty Balm, hydrating White Tea Facial Mist a Beauty Sleep Concentrate and face mask. 3. Druthers Socks $20 Made from organic, recycled cotton, oh and they’re cute and cozy. 4. Boob Nightdress $29.50 Stretchy and made from sustainable materials, this short sleeve nightdress is a dream come true during pregnancy and nursing. 5. Bear Naked Wipes $12 Infused with argan oil, aloe vera, chamomile, and cucumber, these biodegradable wipes are luxuriously soft and kind to tender eyes and skin. This product also gives back, a portion of every package of Bear Naked Wipes sold supports the Polar Bear SOS initiative. 6. Eden’s Garden Essential Oil Set $31.95 Many doula’s incorporate essential oils into their practice, in fact, A study published in Complementary Therapies in Nursing and Midwifery* found that aromatherapy was effective in reducing labor anxiety, fear, and in some cases, pain. Try Frankincense to calm, Clary Sage for muscle tension, Peppermint for cooling, and Lemon for nausea. 7. Native Deodorant $12 Safe, effective, non-toxic this small batch deodorant offers a variety of curated scents. Try the coconut vanilla.
Everything plus the kitchen sink offering all the comforts and amenities of home… and then some!
The Bag: Scout Weekender $54
Why it’s Great: Lightweight, foldable but still has the durability and capacity for all your stuff.
What’s in the Bag: 1. Beauty Burrito for all your makeup essentials and then some. 2. T3 Featherweight The size of a travel dryer the power of a professional. 3. C.O. Bigelow Rose Salve: The classic, provides moisture and a lovely pink hue.4. Milkmaid Goods Robe: $64.95 Pretty, comfy and forgiving, it’s picture perfect for pre/post birth and beyond. 5. High Fidelity Portable Speaker $39 6. Peter Thomas Roth Cucumber detox hydra gel eye patches $48 Revives and refreshes tired eyes. 7. La Mer Glowing Vitality Set $245 The perfect pick me up for stressed out skin, La Mer’s miracle broth will bring your skin back to its pre miracle baby days. 8. Scout Overpacker: $44 For all the extra hospital goodies like diapers, pads, and more. 9. Kindred Bravely Pajamas in Berry $49.99 These soft, full coverage pajamas are a must have for new moms. Pretty enough for pictures and featuring a comfortable elastic waistband for an easy transition from pregnancy to motherhood. They also feature a 2-layer top for easy breastfeeding. 10. Secret Freshie in Paris Rose $4.97 Travel friendly size and discreet to keep at the ready 11. OleHenriksen So Nurturing Wipes $15 Gently sweep away dirt, oil, and makeup, leaving skin fresh and moisturized and helping to reduce visible redness.
12. Ugg Joni Shearling Slide $129.95