Bonsie Skin to Skin Babywear teamed up with three incredible companies to share some of our favorite hospital bag products with you. MomKindness, Kindred Bravely, and Earth Mama Organics each do so much to support new moms and we are proud to collaborate with companies whose mission aligns with ours.
The Momkindness Day & Away Tote makes the ideal hospital bag, and then will become your fave "mom tote" for years to come! Designed by moms, for moms, it's got you covered with all the features you need, starting with an x-large capacity! Made from durable but soft 16oz canvas, this fully-lined tote is designed to last. Woven handles are not only stylish, they're soft & comfortable too. Pack, zip and you're on your own your way ... to the hospital or your next adventure.
Kindred Bravely's Universal Labor and Delivery gown:
The shoulder snaps make everything so easy, from being monitored during labor to breastfeeding after delivery. In addition to Velcro down the front, it has Velcro down the back too for easy epidural access. No uncomfy, revealing ties, so you won’t have to worry about anyone seeing your backside as you walk down the hall.
Kindred Bravely's French Terry Bra:
The fan-favorite French Terry Bra features a simple crossover design and super-soft, stretchy fabric - perfect for before and after baby. This padding-free lounge bra pulls aside for nursing and skin-to-skin contact.
Kindred Bravely's Sublime® Hands-Free Pumping & Nursing Bra:
The game-changer for postpartum moms. This best-selling bra is the perfect combination of your favorite nursing and hands-free pumping bras. The patented design features our EasyClip™ so you can wear this comfy, all-in-one bra around the clock for pumping, nursing, or both at the same time!
Bonsie Footies make the perfect first outfit for your baby because they are uniquely designed for simple skin-to-skin contact. If medically possible, skin-to-skin contact is so important and beneficial in the first few hours of life and should be a continued practice for your baby’s first year of life…or longer! This practice is tremendously healing for mom, baby, AND dad! Get skin to skin, baby! Checkout our new Organic Footies in two beautiful colors: Blush and Spruce.
Our Sleep Bag Set comes with a Sleep Bag and a matching hat. These are perfect for early newborn days when your baby just wants to be scrunched up, snuggled on your chest. The same great design promotes convenient skin-to-skin contact anytime, anyplace. (They also make outfit changes and diaper changes much easier!) Skin-to-skin contact is the first step in developing a loving, life-long bond with your baby. What’s your baby’s love language? TOUCH!
Earth Mama's Organic Raspberry Leaf Tea – This delicious tea helps tone the uterus to prepare for birth and the same herbs make her a postpartum uterus’s best friend too.
Earth Mama's Organic Milkmaid Tea - This fragrant, comforting blend of organic herbs is traditionally used to help support healthy breast milk production. (It really works!…ask us how we know. :))
Earth Mama's Herbal Perineal Spray - A cooling, touch-free hospital bag must-have for those first post-childbirth bathroom trips.
Earth Mama's Organic Perineal Balm –This balm is a lasting, cooling comfort hero of “down there care."
Earth Mama's Organic Nipple Butter – Bring your nipples back to their happy place with this soothing and moisturizing Nipple Butter.
When to pack your bag:
Between 32 and 35 weeks is a great time to get your hospital bag packed. For more ideas on what to pack in your hospital bag, check out this helpful article from Kindred Bravely.
At Bonsie we believe that the more educated and prepared new parents are for labor and the postpartum period, the more moms can focus on getting to know their newborn and healing. This is why we are over-the-moon excited about how Earth Mama Organics is supporting and encouraging a Birth Plan and a Postpartum Lying-In Plan. Here is more info from Earth Mama Organics about these two plans:
The Free Birth Plan asks the birth preparedness questions you might be too tired, excited or overwhelmed to ask. It was created to help guide your thinking as you assemble your birth team, whether you prefer a natural, non-medicated birth or a medically assisted (epidural) delivery.
Additionally, lying-In was traditionally a period of time for a postpartum mama to heal and bond with her newborn — a practice that’s sadly become an antiquated notion, giving way to modern goals like “bouncing back” and “pre-pregnancy weight.” Traditional rites, ancient midwives and less hurried cultures all have healing, nurturing rituals, and these practices were created for a good reason. Earth Mama (and Bonsie!) is all about listening to that wisdom — so we’ve decided to bring it back.
Best of luck to you, Mama, as you prepare for the arrival of your little one. Bonsie is always in your corner, rooting for you and the magical bond you will form with your baby.