What’s in my hospital bag?

It feels like forever since I’ve actually sat down and had the energy to write a blog post! Since my 30 week update soooo much has happened and pregnancy decided to get really bloody crap, therefore, blogging took a back seat along with a lot of other things, and resting and allowing my body to do what it needed to do to grow another human became my priority. However, I’m feeling a lot more like myself today so I’ve decided to treat myself to a new laptop and celebrate with a blog post! ❤

I asked on Twitter and Instagram what blog post you would would like to read and on both platforms ‘What’s in my hospital bag’ won! So here goes.

I’m a first time Mum so obvs I’ve never packed a hospital bag for labour before and I also have no idea how long I’ll have to stay in for. I’ve packed mine and baby’s bag based on other peoples suggestions/advice so if you think I’ve missed anything out at all, please do let me know in the comments!

🤰🏼My Bag 🤰🏼

  • A thin dressing gown (the hospitals get really hot!)
  • A large nightie to give birth in
  • Maternity pads & disposable knickers
  • Nipple pads
  • Nipple cream
  • A flannel
  • Deodorant
  • Toothbrush/toothpaste
  • Make-up wipes
  • Hand cream
  • Deodorant
  • Dry shampoo

Still to pack:

  • Hospital notes/birth plan
  • Knickers
  • Nursing bra’s
  • Towel
  • Moisturiser
  • Hair bobbles
  • Wet wipes
  • Lenses & lense solution
  • Phone charger
  • Earphones
  • Books/magazines
  • Snacks
  • Loose & comfortable going home outfit
  • Hand fan

👶🏻Baby’s Bag 👶🏻

  • Two different going home outfits (one newborn, one 0-3 depending on how big he is)
  • Two sleepsuits
  • Two vests
  • One romper
  • Six bibs
  • One comforter
  • Two muslin cloths
  • One swaddle
  • Two pairs of socks
  • Two pairs of scratch mitts
  • Newborn nappies
  • Nappy bags
  • Two newborn orthodontic dummies
  • Waterwipes
  • Cotton pads

Still to pack:

  • Formula starter pack (incase I can’t breastfeed)

As I said, I’ve never had a baby before and I also don’t know how long I will be in hospital for so I’ve tried to take on everyone’s advice and suggestions and pack what I think we will need!

Any advice would be very much appreciated so please feel free to comment and let me know if you think I’ve packed anything I won’t need, or I’m missing anything that I will need!

Thanks for reading,

Love, Beth xxx

8 Comments

  1. Chelsea
    August 9, 2019 / 3:15 pm

    Hi! I just had a baba 3 weeks ago and I got told a few bits and bobs that might help!

    Perineal cold pack (amazon) and spritz for bitz I’ve is a life saver for women after !
    Perineal oil can be used from 34 weeks to reduce tears- bought from expert midwife
    Also badedas bath stuff helps with healing after !

    Also Peppermint tea for C section because anything can happen!

    For partner – entertainment and snacks (all of the snacks)

    For baba – bring different layers of thickness blankets because the postnatal wards are hottttt
    But newborns drop temperature so quickly we ended up wrapping little one in 6 blankets

    Also lots of different sized hats!

    Next babygrows are lifesavers cause they have built in scratch mitts

    Hope this helps!

    Ps. If you don’t take formula starter pack they give you it if you’re struggling anyway
    They help you express for the first couple of days if you can’t breast feed and midwives teach you everything! They won’t let you go home till you feel confident in yourself so get all the advice from them if you’re unsure!

    Enjoy your little one ! Hope everything goes okay!

    • Beth
      Author
      August 9, 2019 / 6:45 pm

      Wow this has helped sooooo much!!!

      I’ve added so much to my list to buy thankyou so so much! How was your labour? Congratulations! ❤️

      Thankyou again! xxxx

      • Chelsea Walton
        August 10, 2019 / 10:06 am

        you’re welcome!! ☺️ Labour was .. interesting. Ended up in emergency C section after a failure to progress but baby is healthy and happy so couldn’t ask for anything more ! 🥰
        Can’t wait to hear about your birth story! You’ll be absolute fine ☺️

        If you have any questions about labour/baby or just need a chat with a mum who is similar age just insta !

        Good luck with everything! ❤️

        • Beth
          Author
          August 11, 2019 / 8:27 am

          Ahhh thankyou soooo much ❤️👶🏻 xxx

  2. Kathryn
    August 9, 2019 / 10:00 pm

    I would pack more baby grows for baby.
    I packed 3 for ky little one and they all got covered in sick (we were in hospital for about 16 hours), especially when she was taken for her observations a few hours old and vomited all over herself and the doctor 🙈
    Also, I found water wipes really stink, especially when cleaning a poo nappy! 🤢
    Good luck with giving birth, best feeling in the world xxx

    • Beth
      Author
      August 10, 2019 / 7:50 am

      Congratulations on your little one! Someone else messaged me saying to pack more babygrows too so I’ll defo do that! 😗 Ahhh really? I’ve bought some other brands versions of them the ‘sensitive for newborn’ kind of wipes, might pack some of them too just incase!!
      Thankyou soooo much that helps loads ❤️ Fingers crossed for a nice labour! xxxx

  3. Beth Anne Hall
    August 10, 2019 / 1:20 pm

    I’ve been told that with it being my first baby that they’ll get me to bath little man while we’re in hospital to check that I know what I’m doing and feel confident doing it for when we’re back at home. So I’ve packed a baby sponge and a towel too, don’t know how true it is, but I’ve packed them just to be on the safe side! I have also bought a “water spray fan” and it’s the best thing ever! I’d definitely recommend looking at them at least! I’m using mine now but it will be in the hospital bag ready for us to go!

    I’m so glad you’ve done this blog! I’ll be checking my bag against your list!! X

    • Beth
      Author
      August 11, 2019 / 8:26 am

      Ahhh really!! I didn’t even think of that that’s such a good idea I’ll definitely pack a sponge and a towel! I’m going to add a water spray fan to my list too haha!

      Thankyou soooo so much ❤️ x

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