With about 6 weeks left to go it’s definitely time to start thinking about what’s going in my hospital bag. My labour bag is sorted, thanks to Devon Road Babies so that’s one job done!

 

My Dear Husband was sent to the loft to retrieve my maternity bag today but unfortunately due to several factors his mission has failed. I know he needs careful instructions due to his colour blindness, failure to follow simple instructions and a complete inability to look past the end of his nose so why was I so surprised to see my hand luggage size suitcase turned up. Oh well, it’s him scaling the ladder again! ¬†It will appear eventually ūüôā

 

So when I finally get my bag, here’s my list of must have items for hospital. ¬†I’ve had a bit of practise at this now, so I hopefully it’s pretty comprehensive!

 

Essentials for Baby:

Baby grows

Vests

Nappies

Cotton Wool/Pads

Nappy Bags

Jacket

Blanket

Toiletries

Muslin Clothes

 

Essentials for Mum:

Nighties/PJ’s Preferably Button Opening for Breast Feeding

Nursing Bra’s & Breast Pads

Socks

Slippers

Dressing Gown

Maternity Pads & Briefs

Tablet/Phone/Magazines/Notepad & Pen

Chargers

Toothbrush & Toothpaste

Toiletries for Some Pampering

Hairbrush etc

Going Home Clothes & Shoes

 

Essential Extras:

Maternity Notes/Birth Plan

Camera

Light Healthy Snacks

Bottled water

Money

 

I’m also going to pack a small shoulder bag that I can keep with me in the early stages of labour at home. ¬†I like to walk during labour and find the gravity and motion really helps to get things moving along. ¬†This is what I’m going to put in my little handy bag especially if I end up going out for a bit of fresh air:

Tissues

Mints

Lip Balm

Paracetamol

Clary Sage Essential Oil (Natural Pain Relief)

Lavender Essential Oil

Hair Bands

Face Wipes

 

Right, all I’ve got to do now is get on and pack it all and make a few lists! ¬†If you have any items you simply must have in your maternity bag, I’d love to hear them.

 

 

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