Finally, at 37 weeks pregnant I packed our hospital bags. Over the last few weeks its been niggling in the back of my mind that I needed to get these packed, and the reminder by my midwife at our 36 week check coupled with the start of maternity leave at 37 weeks meant that I finally had the time to actually get this done. Hugh sigh of relief and massive tick off the to do list!
The first time round with the little lady we ended up having to stay in hospital for observations for three days so needed quite a lot of things. Much more than we had in our hospital bag. But I’m hoping that this time round we will have a more straight forward experience and therefore wont need as much. I’ve tried to pack as lightly as I can, but make sure we have all the essentials covered and the things that I remember were helpful to have the first time around.
I have a bag packed for myself, for baby and for the little lady in the event that she will need to go and stay with a family member, especially if we end up being at hospital during the evening and/or overnight.
Nursing Nightdress | Maternity Robe | Swimwear | Hair Bands | Bed Mats | Socks | Vaseline Lip Balm | Evian Water Spray | Earphones | Snacks
Maternity Towels| Shower Gel | Toothbrush & Toothpaste | Deodorant | Hairbrush | Bravado Nursing Bra | Plain black knickers | Bath Towel | Lansinoh Cream & Medela Purelan | Disposable Nursing Pads | Hand Hygiene Gel | Disinfectant Wipes | Eye Mask | iPhone and Charger | Contact List
New Baby Nappies | Cotton wool | Water Wipes | Sudocrem Care and Protect | Muslins | London Vests | Whale Sleepsuits | Hat | Socks | Mittens | Baby Scissors | Baby Blanket | Circus Baby Going home outfit | Sibling Gift
Maternity Jeans | Leggings | T-shirts | Shirt Dress | Maxi Dress | Make Up
Hospital Visit Outfit | Sibling Gift | Pyjamas | Milk Cup | Toothbrush and Toothpaste | Hair Brush & Hairbands | Favourite Books | Toys
So that’s everything. It’s such a relief to finally have these bags all packed and ready to go. I’m actually feeling like I’m ready now to have this baby! I think I have managed to remember everything, but I’d love to hear if you think there’s anything missing. I havent mentioned my hospital notes, but they are definitely packed in my hospital bag already. They are probably the one essential you really do need!