What I packed for my hospital bag and why
When the first initial thought of packing a hospital bag was said to me. I thought no big deal. Ill only need a few bits.
How wrong was I.
Until attending our antenatal class, there were a few things I didn’t consider happening, therefore not thinking I would need some things. There will be things you need not only for you and baby, but also your birthing partner.
Nappies: We have taken two different sizes just to cover us as we don’t know how big or little she may be. Hospitals here in Kent do not supply any nappies.
Cotton Wool Balls: Its recommend only to use warm water and cotton wool when changing the baby’s bottom.
Baby Grows: We have taken a fair selection, some legless and some long legged and again different sizes.
Muslins: I had no idea what these even were, they are used to hang over your shoulder for when the baby is sick. You can also get larger ones that you can use to wrap the baby up in.
Her First Outfit
Coat For Leaving
Nightdress For Before/During: Im planning on having a water birth, however if that doesn’t go to plan I have a nightdress with me
Nightdress For After: A lot of people recommend taking a nicer one to change into, for photos and people visiting.
Contact Lenses: I wear contact lenses everyday but am also taking a spare pair.
Big Knickers: Be prepared for C-Section, big knickers that cover your belly will be best and more comfortable. The bigger the better.
Maternity Pads: I completely didn’t take into consideration how much Im going to bleed after. You’ve not had a period for nine months so take a pack.
Make Up Bag
Plan a music playlist
Spare Camera battery/Memory Card
FOR HIM/BIRTHING PARTNER