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Hospital bag essentials.. 

At 38 weeks, I still have no house to move into (it’s still not ready-boohoo), but I do have my hospital bags packed and ready (that’s right I have two bags, one for me, one for baby).

For myself, I have packed a Tripp weekend Trolley as I figured it will be easier to carry around, and for baby, I have opted for the Paca Pod Hastings Lite changing bag. I chose this bag based on the various reviews I have read and the fact it is small and compact, has different sections so is easy to organise, and the best part is its neutral colour (driftwood) which makes it unisex, which means hubby can also carry it! 

So, once I had the actual bags ready, I searched the net for lists of what to pack, and took a few ideas from all the different things I read, along with advice from friends, and came up with my own list. My list comes in two parts, one for me and one for baby: 

My bag:

  • Hospital maternity notes 
  • Dressing gown
  • Flip flops
  • Night dress (front opening for breastfeeding)
  • Baggy tshirt
  • Two sets of pyjamas (I got cropped trousers as have a thing against hospital floors) 
  • Body lotion (incase I need a back massage during labour)
  • Tens machine 
  • Phone charger
  • Camera 
  • Going home outfit 
  • Hair bobbles 
  • Evian water facial spray, available at Superdrug
  • Nursing bra’s
  • Disposable breast pads 
  • Maternity pads 
  • Knickers (including disposable maternity knickers) 
  • Toiletries (I have packed miniatures of everything I use daily)
  • Towel
  • Hairbrush
  • Toothbrush and paste 
  • Deodorant 
  • Makeup 
  • Socks 
  • Snacks (hubby’s responsibility) 

Baby’s bag:

  • 4 sleep suits 
  • 4 vests 
  • Baby blanket
  • Nappies (approx 15 to start with)
  • Baby wipes 
  • 3 Muslins including an extra large one for breastfeeding 
  • 2 pairs of socks  
  • 2 hats 
  • Going home outfit 
  • Snow suit (not sure if il be needing it as its summer)
  • Scratch mitts
  • 4 bottles of Aptamil first milk (incase I have trouble with breastfeeding) 

So my bags are packed and ready, just waiting for bumpy to make an appearance now! Feeling rather anxious with the not knowing, but also hoping bumpy holds out another 10 days which is when our new home will be ready to move into (fingers crossed). Will keep you posted.. 

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