What to pack in your maternity bag

Practical, comfortable, chic new mum essentials

The magical moment when you meet your newborn baby is almost here! After nearly nine months, the excitement and anticipation of welcoming your bub is reaching peak levels and life as you know it is about to change in the most incredible way. 

So you can enjoy every single precious moment with your newborn when they arrive, there are a few new mum clothing essentials to pack in your maternity bag so you can focus on bub in comfort and glowy new-mum style. Read on for comfortable, practical, chic options to pack in your maternity bag.

Maternity bag essentials

If you’re packing your maternity bag from scratch, What to Expect has a comprehensive list of everything you’ll need for your hospital stay from personal care items to entertainment and snacks and a full list for what to pack for baby, which you can find here.

In the clothing items section for your maternity bag, What to Expect suggests you’ll need, among other items, maternity/nursing bras, nightgown or pjs, a robe and either socks or slippers. This is where we come in. We have your maternity bag clothing essentials covered with beautiful, comfortable and practical options you’ll love wearing while enjoying your first few days with your bundle of joy in hospital and when you bring baby home.


Nursing/maternity bra
Our Mirabella Maternity Bra checks the comfort and style boxes with practical, supportive wide stripes, drop down cups for breastfeeding and chic lace detailing on the cups. Made from super soft sustainable modal this bra is designed to assist you in feeling comfortable and a little bit glam while breastfeeding your newborn bub. Add to your maternity bag!


Maternity nightie
Our gorgeous Mirabella range made from beautiful soft modal also comes in a maternity nightgown. Specially designed here in Australia for the new nursing mum, this dreamily soft nightie comes in two chic shades – blush and charcoal – and just like our Mirabella Maternity Bra is made to be practical and pretty. Features include wide supporting adjustable straps, drop down cups for nursing and embroidered detail on the bust.


Post-natal pyjamas
If pjs are your jam, our Mirabella range also has a matching cami set with all the same fab features that make this range so perfect for packing in your maternity bag. Think: made from super soft modal, practical drop down cups for nursing, and style-forward design you’ll feel fashionable wearing.

If you prefer a slightly longer sleeve on your pjs, look to our elegant Riviera Linen PJ Set. While not specifically maternity, the loose fit and easy breezy linen make this pj set a comfortable and style-forward option for your hospital kit. Plus, the buttons on the top provide easy access to nurse without having to remove the pj top completely.

Our China Doll Capri Pyjama Set is another great choice for your maternity bag. The relaxed oversized fit and eye-catching print give this supremely soft and comfy set an elevated loungewear look.


Maternity robe
A lightweight, feminine robe is a must-have for your maternity bag and our Rebecca Robe is just the ticket. Made from 100% French stonewash linen, this light, loose fitting, kimono-inspired robe is ideal to throw on during your maternity ward stay. And you have four stunning shades to choose from: navy, blushwhite, or eggshell blue.


Slippers for hospital
Step into your new role as a mama with a pair of pretty slippers. You’ll need a soft, stylish pair to pad around your hospital room with your darling new bub in your arms, like our Florence Luxury Velvet Slippers – which we can personalise to make them that little bit extra special for this very special time of your life.

“A new baby is like the beginning of all things – wonder, hope, a dream of possibilities.”

— Eda LeShan