Whats To Pack In My Hospital Bag

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.

FOR BABY

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
Socks
Scratch Mitts
Blanket
Hats

Coat For Leaving 

FOR YOU

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.
Dressing Gown
Slippers
Toothbrush
Toothpaste
Contact Lenses: I wear contact lenses everyday but am also taking a spare pair.
Glasses
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.
Breast Pads
Nursing Bra
Nipple Cream
Hospital Notes
Lip Balm
Hair Bands
Toiletry Bag
Make Up Bag
Dry Shampoo
Hair Dryer
Straighteners
Body Lotion
Deodorant
Shower Gel
Shampoo/Conditioner

EXTRA

Plan a music playlist
Spare Camera battery/Memory Card
Phone Charger
Camera

FOR HIM/BIRTHING PARTNER

Pillow
Food/Snacks
Toothbrush

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