Natural hospital bag and postpartum essentials

Natural hospital bag and postpartum essentials

This is the last post in my pregnancy series before I have my baby. I really hope you enjoy my natural hospital bag and postpartum essentials.

These are the natural health and beauty products I’ll be taking to help me recover from labour, plus the things I’ll need for my overnight stay. It really is a core capsule of skin, hair, and dental care – I don’t want to take too much, but at the same time I want to take really good care of myself. There are a couple of things for my baby, too.

If you’re pregnant, I really hope you find my essentials helpful! Don’t forget to see my labour bag post for the natural health products I’ve packed in my labour bag.

Natural hospital bag and postpartum essentials

Lyonsleaf Calendula and Marshmallow Balm

I’m going to be using this as a perineal balm, although it’s wonderfully multipurpose.

Lyonsleaf Calendula and Marshmallow Balm

There’s evidence that using calendula with aloe vera can help speed the healing of an episiotomy. Calendula is an incredibly healing herb.

Lyonsleaf Calendula and Marshmallow Balm

Buy Now – £7.49 at LoveLula


Earth Mama Herbal Perineal Spray

If you’ve given birth vaginally before you’ll know that feeling afterwards. I didn’t use anything with my first baby and just braved it through the discomfort.

Earth Mama Herbal Perineal Spray

This time I’m going to pamper myself with this spray. With witch hazel, lavender, and peppermint, it promises to cool, soothe, and reduce swelling from stretching, episiotomy, and haemorrhoids. I really hope it helps!

Earth Mama Herbal Perineal Spray

Buy Now – £12.99 at Amazon


Seven Minerals Aloe Vera Spray

I’ll be taking a small amount of this with me in a separate bottle for perineal care.

Seven Minerals Aloe Vera Spray

This is my favourite aloe vera and I expect it’ll be a postpartum lifesaver as well as a pregnancy lifesaver!

Seven Minerals Aloe Vera Spray

Buy Now – £16.95 at Amazon


Natracare Maternity Pads

I can’t vouch for these yet as I haven’t tried them. However they promise secure protection for postpartum lochia.

Natracare Maternity Pads

They have a certified organic cotton cover and no plastic or perfumes.

Natracare Maternity Pads

Buy Now – £2.59 at Mama Organica


Weleda Nipple Balm

I used this soothing nipple balm when I was breastfeeding Jonah.

Weleda Nipple Balm

Naturally, it’s my first choice to help relieve the discomfort of breastfeeding in the early days.

Weleda Nipple Balm

Buy Now – £7.95 at LoveLula


Organyc Nursing Pads

Nursing pads are an essential in the early days of breastfeeding.

Organyc Nursing Pads

I’m thinking of buying some reusable breast pads, but these organic soft cotton pads from Organyc will be great in the meantime.

Organyc Nursing Pads

Buy Now – £4.79 at LoveLula


Neal’s Yard Remedies Organic Facial Wipes

I haven’t used facial wipes in a long time as I prefer to cleanse with water. I don’t plan to wear makeup in hospital, so I’m opting for this lazy cleanser option!

Neal's Yard Remedies Organic Facial Wipes

Neal’s Yard Remedies Facial Wipes promise to gently cleanse with soothing aloe vera and lavender.

Neal’s Yard Remedies Organic Facial Wipes

Buy Now – £5.50 at LoveLula


Odylique Timeless Rose Moisturiser

I love this gorgeous moisturiser, and the travel size is perfect for my natural hospital bag.

Odylique Timeless Rose Moisturiser

It’s not too heavy, so will be perfect for moisturising in the hospital maternity ward where it tends to be overly warm.

Odylique Timeless Rose Moisturiser

Buy Now – £7.95 at Pure Skin Lab


Weleda Sea Buckthorn Creamy Body Wash

A long time favourite body wash, this is the perfect choice for my natural hospital bag.

Weleda Sea Buckthorn Creamy Body Wash

The body wash is refreshing and cleansing, but it’s gentle enough to wash delicate areas.

Weleda Sea Buckthorn Creamy Body Wash

Buy Now – £1.80 at Ecco Verde


Elsa’s Natural Deodorant Creme

Nothing works for me like Elsa’s, and I really can’t stand to be stinky in hospital. At the same time, a spray with alcohol or a strong smelling deodorant I really don’t want, since I’ll be breastfeeding.

Elsa's Natural Deodorant Creme

I haven’t tried this yet, but I can’t wait! All Elsa’s deodorants are fab, and this tin is a nice size to fit in my natural hospital bag.

Elsa’s Natural Creme Deodorant

Buy Now – £9.60 at Elsa’s Organics


Tabitha James Kraan Shampoo and Conditioner Minis

These are my go-to travel minis at the moment.

Tabitha James Kraan Shampoo and Conditioner Minis

Naturally, they’re coming with me to the hospital.

Tabitha James Kraan Shampoo and Conditioner Minis

Buy Now – £9.50 at LoveLula


Pearlbar Bamboo & Charcoal Toothbrush

I can’t vouch for this toothbrush yet, as I am saving it for hospital.

Pearlbar Bamboo & Charcoal Toothbrush

I usually use an electric toothbrush, but I want to have the option of a natural toothbrush as well. Interestingly, detoxifying charcoal is infused in the bristles.

Pearlbar Bamboo & Charcoal Toothbrush

Buy Now – £7.49 at LoveLula


Weleda Salt Toothpaste

I’ve been intrigued by this toothpaste for some time.

Weleda Salt Toothpaste

I received a sample which is the perfect size for my bag, so I can’t wait to use it!

Weleda Salt Toothpaste

Buy Now – £4.75 at Amazon


Keep Leaf Hearts Organic Cotton Toiletry Bag

I spent some time looking for a good size organic cotton toiletry bag to take with me.

Keep Leaf Hearts Organic Cotton Toiletry Bag

I’ll be using it again and again. It will also make a good bag for my baby if I decide to donate it!

Keep Leaf Hearts Organic Cotton Toiletry Bag

Buy Now – £16 at Green Tulip


For baby

Pampers Pure Protection Nappies

We’ve been on and off cloth nappy wearers with Jonah. When a baby is newborn, you can’t beat disposables for convenience until you get into a routine.

Pampers Pure Protection Nappies

I’m pretty excited that Pampers have created this nappy that contains no perfume, lotion, or allergens. Definitely a step in the right direction.

Pampers Pure Protection Nappies

Buy Now – £8 at Tesco


Organyc Cotton Wool

Just the simplest way to clean a young baby in the early days. We won’t use wipes until later on.

Organyc Cotton Wool

These organic cotton wool balls are as gentle as it gets.

Organyc Cotton Wool

Buy Now – £2.89 at LoveLula


Final thoughts on natural hospital bag and postpartum essentials

Have you enjoyed my natural hospital bag and postpartum essentials? I hope my list has given you some ideas for a capsule natural hospital bag to aid labour recovery naturally, and for your overnight stay.

What are you taking in your natural hospital bag? Let me know in the comments – I’d love to hear from you!

Disclosure: this post contains references to PR gifted products and products I’ve chosen with my credits as a LoveLula Accredited Blogger. My views are honest and my own.

What natural health and beauty items should you take to hospital to help you recover from labour naturally? Looking for ideas for a capsule natural hospital bag for your overnight stay? Read my list to find out more!

14 Replies to “Natural hospital bag and postpartum essentials”

  1. Loved this! So many of my personal faves in there like natracare en Tabitha and you know i am a big weleda fan too! But i didnt know they had nippel Cream! Thats amazing! Loved this series so much mama! Good luck 🙏🏻 Youve got this ❤️

    1. Thanks so much, Kari! I’m so glad you enjoyed it! 🙂 I love your blog and Instagram they’re so inspiring! Xo

  2. Is it bad that I want that calendula and marshmallow balm just because I like the ingredients? I mean, there’s no baby coming from me anytime soon.

    1. Haha, not at all! It’s a fantastic balm for all kinds of different uses! Well worth checking out.

  3. All these products look wonderful! One of my besties is having a baby in Nov so I will get her these items as a gift! 🙂

    1. Oh how lovely! I’m sure she’ll enjoy them!

  4. Oh how I wish I saw this before I gave birth 4 months ago! This is absolutely the best organic hospital bag list I’ve come across. Will definitely bookmark this for my friends giving birth soon. I am all about the pads and calendula!!

    1. Oh congratulations! I hope you’re all doing well! Thanks so much, I’m so pleased you enjoyed my post!

  5. This is so important and super helpful! Thanks for sharing

  6. There are a lot of products on this list that I would have really liked to have had. I will share this with expectant friends.

    1. It’s nice to have that support, isn’t it? Thank you so much, I hope they find it helpful!

  7. Natalie Hansford says: Reply

    Great list! My little one arrived 6 days ago so will certainly look at some of these products. Do you have any recommendations on nappy cream? X

    1. Thanks Natalie! Congratulations, that’s brilliant news! For newborns I recommend Weleda White Mallow Nappy Cream which is very pure and unscented. See my review of Weleda nappy creams here: https://www.naturalbeautywithbaby.com/2017/05/11/weleda-calendula-vs-white-mallow-nappy-change-cream/. xx

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