Top 10 Postpartum Items For the First 10 Days

Top 10 Postpartum Items For the First 10 Days

Can’t believe it’s been almost 2 weeks since Caden joined us! It’s been the best/hardest/sweetest/most natural (all the feelings!) transition home. The sweet moments are the best and the hard moments are hard. One thing is for certain postpartum recovery can be brutal so i’ve rounded up my 10 most used items since bringing C home with us. In no particular order…

  1. My breast friend nursing pillow – this has been a game changer for my back…the best support!

2. Huckleberry App – so great for tracking all things (feedings, diaper, etc)

3. Nipple Cream – Lansinoh Lanolin Nipple Cream and Earth Mama Nipple Cream have been my faves

4. Lansinoh Soothies Breast Gel Pads – literally a life saver!

5. Nursing Bras – these have been soo comfy

6. Haakaa – love that I’ve been able to start building a stash without pumping!

7. High waisted Undies – these have been great on my c-section incision

8. Belly Band – trying to wear it as often as I can!

9. Barefoot Dreams Cardigan – been LIVING in this daily

10. Bassinet– we have this in our living room for daytime naps, it’s been great! Also perfect for travel!

My Hospital Bag

My Hospital Bag

I’ve exchanged multiple texts with my girlfriends around what to bring in my hospital bag…it’s crazy how much you forget from the first time around! But with my due date quickly approaching (slow down time!!) I have complied a list of what is going in my hospital bag.

Let’s start with my bag!


  • Pajamas-I’m packing 2 pairs that are nursing friendly… these are my favorites!
  • Robe-one that’s not too bulky (I love my Kate Spade robe, similar one here in black)
  • Outfit for going home (aka baggy pants and loose fitting top, I’m not concerned about looking cute on my 5 minute ride home!)
  • Shower sandals
  • fuzzy socks and ugg slippers

Postpartum Items:


  • Lip balm
  • Small selection of makeup (tinted moisturizer, maybe some eyeliner)
  • Face moisturizer
  • Prenatal vitamins
  • Hairbrush
  • Body wash
  • Toothpaste/toothbrush
  • Contact solution, case, glasses
  • Shower cap (I won’t be washing my hair there)
  • Hair ties
  • Deodorant


  • Phone charger
  • Blanket & pillow
  • Boppy
  • Snacks
  • Light – to have at night (those bright hospital room lights at 3am are killer!)

For Baby C:

I am packing all of Baby C’s items in the diaper bag….

  • Outfit for going home
  • Hat
  • Blanket for the car
  • Newborn nest – absolutely obsessed with the Newborn Nest! The founder of the company is was a labor & delivery nurse and the pieces (swaddle, fitted sheet, gown, blanket, headband/bow) are made beautifully. Can’t wait to wrap Baby C in this! Also, wonderful customer service…if you’re looking for an adorable way to show off your new baby this is it! *would also make a great baby shower gift!
  • Mittens/hand protectors
  • pacifiers-not crazy about the color/design but whatever does the trick!

3rd Trimester Update & Preparing for Postpartum

3rd Trimester Update & Preparing for Postpartum

I can’t even believe that I am 37 (almost 38 weeks!) pregnant. This pregnancy has really flown by!! It seems like just yesterday I was writing my first and second trimester update, and here we are…almost go time! I am SO excited to meet this baby!

I feel so lucky to say that I am still feeling really great! I’m still able to keep up with Kylie, workout 4-5 days a week (check out our pregnancy workout highlight on IG!), and get a good amount of sleep at night. I mostly do strength training and low impact cardio workouts and always end with a good stretch. I’ve definitely slowed my pace down and my workouts help with not only my stress levels but also energy levels. My goal this pregnancy has been to stay active and get moving and I’ve been able to do so this whole time! I am also totally in the nesting mode, organizing is my jam right now and I’ll find just about anything to re-organize lol!

Below are some things that I have started to get together to help with postpartum!

  • Moms on Call-I used this with Kylie and she adapted SO well to this schedule/journey. Hoping Baby C is the same! I dusted this off last week and keeping it on my bedside (have yet to open it lol!).
  • Pajamas- I have a couple pairs of button down pajamas that are nursing friendly. These, these, and these are my favorites! Trust me, you’re going to want multiple pairs!
  • Nursing bras and tanks- these bras and these tanks
  • One-hand open water bottle….stress on the words one-hand!
  • High waisted postpartum comfy undies. I used these last time and will be purchasing again!
  • Nipple butter – love the Earth Mama brand
  • Belly Bandit- this Belly Wrap was a life saver for postpartum recovery with Kylie. Not only did it provide comfort to my c-section incision but it also helped strengthen my core muscles that weakened during pregnancy. Will definitely be using again!

My goal this next week is to start getting my hospital bag together and momma’s I NEED your help! What items were in your bag? What things can I leave at home? Send any tips my way or comment below!