Hannah Soboroff Shargal is the founder of EEMA Studio, an interior design and “nesting studio” based here in Los Angeles.
EEMA helps new parents and families to harness the power of good design to create a space of calm, both mentally and physically. As the mother of three, Hannah understands the importance of creating an environment that’s peaceful enough for a child, yet functional enough for a growing family. Her services include interior design, registry building, pre-packed hospital bag, wardrobe styling (mama + baby), and more.
We asked Hannah what goes in her ultimate hospital bag and she popped back to us with this shortlist of smart essentials you’ll be glad to have, day of. They also make a great gift set for an expectant mother in your life!
5 Essentials For Your Hospital Bag
Skincare | Moisturizing your face and body with quality skincare after that first shower in the hospital feels amazing (almost spa-like), and even a bit indulgent. Osea makes a great travel set, that’s the perfect addition to any hospital bag.
Eye Mask | The hospital lights are always on, so an eye mask is a must-have in order to get in some quality sleep (when you can!).
Robe | Not only is a robe cozy and comfortable, but it allows for easy access for nursing, and all the body exams that happen after childbirth. Editor’s Pick: ettitude’s sustainable bamboo lyocell robe.
Footwear | Cozy socks and slippers are heavenly on swollen feet, but don’t forget your flip flops for the bathroom and shower. Editor’s Pick: Freda Salvador James shearling slipper
Pillowcase | Pack a soft pillowcase from home to throw over your hospital pillow (and thank me later!). It’s amazing how something so small can make such a huge difference. This is a great item for your husband/partner to pack as well.
A few things to make sure you have ready at home include:
+ Proper nursing gear: a supportive nursing pillow, bodily nursing bras, and nipple cream.
+ Nourishing meals to support lactation and recovery
+ Support! It takes a village! Don’t be afraid to ask for and accept help from our family and friends.
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