What To Pack In Your Hospital Bag.

What To Pack In Your Hospital Bag.

What To Pack In Your Hospital Bag.

Even though this is my third baby it's only the second time I'll be packing a bag for me and baby. 

 My first was born at 32 weeks so when I went into labour I just took my trusty already packed (thanks Mum) hospital bag. It was always packed as I spent a lot of time in hospital being rehydrated. 

 The second time I did have time to think about what to pack. I did pack slightly earlier just in case especially with my history. I was induced so I packed enough for 3 days for me and 4 outfit changes for Panda. 

I packed one bag for me and I used my changing bag for Panda. In Panda's bag I put each out in individual bags which saved time looking through the bag for what I needed. I'm going to use the same method again as it was much easier to find what I needed. 

 I'm going to start off with what I'm provisionally planning to pack for me. As overall I think we need more than the baby does. I say provisionally because I may add to it as we get closer to the time. 

Your partner may choose to pack themselves a bag. 

 You may choose to include things I haven't such as make up or lip balm. There is no right or wrong way this list can be used as a template for you to add to or remove what you like.

My bag:

  • Phone charger 
  • Book/magazines 
  • Tablet 
  • Headphones 
  •  Birth plan 
  •  Water bottle
  •  Shampoo 
  • Conditioner 
  • Shower gel 
  • Flannel x3 (with Panda my feet were hot and I had to use wet tissue, this time being prepared)
  • Hair brush 
  • Hair ties 
  • Deodorant 
  •  Maternity pads 
  • Underwear x6
  •  Hand gel 
  •  Towel 
  •  Nursing bra
  • Breast pads
  • Nipple cream 
  • Button up night shirts x3
  • Dressing gown 
  • Something loose and comfy to go home in.
  • Slippers 
  •  Snacks and drinks 
  • Change for the vending machine.

 

For Baby: 

  • Nappies x10 
  • Wipes 
  • Cotton wool 
  •  4x vests 
  • 4x sleepsuits 
  •  Hat 
  • Mittens 
  • Blanket x2 
  • All in one (car seat suitable) 
  •  Muslins x5
  • Bibs x5
  •  Car seat.

 I hope you find this useful. Happy packing.

 

 

 

 

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