Having a Packed Toiletry Bag always in your Doula Bag

A toiletry bag review may initially seem like an unusual review for my blog.  However I know the benefit of always having a stocked toiletry bag in my doula bag.

Here are my must haves:

  • Female “Supplies” – There is something about the hormones at a birth, there have been quite a few births where my cycle started sooner than expected.
  • Toothbrush – I love Colgate Wisp for this.  The toothpaste and toothbrush are together.
  • Dental Floss – If you have ever had something stuck in your teeth, you know why you need this.
  • Deodorant – If a birth goes long and I want to feel fresh, a little deodorant and clean teeth can do wonders.
  • Mints/Gum – Fresh breath is important!
  • Lip Balm – Dry lips annoy me and I want to be peaceful at a birth!  I also like to have a few extra new sealed ones, in case mom didn’t bring some and wants it, I can magically provide.  🙂
  • Lotion – Dry skin is not fun.  Also have shared with Moms on occasion.
  • Hair ties – Hair in the face is also annoying.  I love having these on hand in case I forgot to grab one on the way out.  Also have shared with Moms at births.
  • Essential Oils – I love to carry a few in my bag at all times.  Peppermint and Lavender are must haves.

I was excited to have a chance to receive this toiletry bag to do a review.

My review is more for personal use than doula use, as I already have a toiletry bag I have in my doula bag.  However, as my boys grow they need their own toiletry bag when we travel and using a gallon zip-lock baggie just isn’t cutting it anymore. 😉

I liked this bag so much I may have to use it for myself and give them the one I was using.

IMG_7405I like that it can hang and the items inside are easily accessible.  There were a lot of pockets to put things in.  The pockets varied in size so I had no trouble fitting in my normal toiletry items.  Even my Sonicare toothbrush case fit, which is hard to get into my other bag. (Hence the reason I may keep this one and give my old bag to my son.)


I wouldn’t say it is compact when it is full and zipped up.  But I do carry a lot, so I don’t think it could be compact with all I like to bring.  I usually bring 2 toiletry bags and all my stuff fit in this one bag, so it definitely can fit a lot!  (If I packed my doula toiletries in it, it would have been much more compact.)


It comes with a soap case and toothbrush head protector.  I was thinking the soap case was kind of silly, who brings a bar of soap on a trip?  I just use the ones the hotel provides.  But I realized my q-tips fit perfectly in the box, so I put some little items in the soap box and was excited how they all fit.  So it turned out to be a great addition.

All in all I can easily recommend this Men’s Hanging Toiletry Bag.  It would be great for a doula at a birth,  as well as wonderful for anyone going on a trip.


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