5 January 2015

Maternity Hospital bag - What Am I Packing?

Since I've only really got 4 days left of this pregnancy I thought it's time I made sure I definitely know which items to include in my maternity hospital bag. My bag might be a little different from others as I'm having a planned c-section this time round but here's what I'm planning to have packed anyway.

My Hospital Bag;
  • Dressing Gown
  • Slippers
  • Night Dress x2 (Birthing Shirt Company)
  • Fluffy Socks
  • Nursing Bras x2 (Bravissimo)
  • Breast Pads x1 pack (Lansinoh Disposable ones)
  • Maternity Pads/ Heavy Duty Sanitary Towels x2 packs
  • Big old comfy knickers! x5 pairs (or some cheap ones from Primark)
  • Toiletries (hair products, make up, face wipes, toothbrush, toothpaste, body wash etc)
  • Nipple Cream (Lansinoh)
  • Tissues x2 travel packs
  • Going home outfit (leggings, comfy dress and boots of some description)
  • Towel (just in case the hospital don't provide)
  • Hospital/Maternity Notes
My hospital bag and contents

The Baby's Bag:
  • Baby Sleepsuits x4 (from Next)
  • Baby Vests x3 (from Next)
  • Socks x1 (from GAP)
  • Scratch Mitts x1 (were in the Bounty pack I got from Asda)
  • Hats x3 (from Next
  • Snowsuit (from Matalan - was Logan's first snowsuit)
  • Going home outfit (no idea what this will be yet)
  • Nappies x1 pack (Sainsbury's own brand small pack)
  • Waterwipes x1 pack
  • Nappy Sacks x1 pack (Asda own brand)
  • Bibs x2 (used to belong to Logan)
My baby's hospital bag and contents

As you can see from the photos the baby's hospital bag is practically all packed and ready to go where as I still need to put things in my bag like; make-up, going home outfit, tissues, towel etc but I can grab that on the morning of my c-section before I head in to hospital. At least I've got a list written I can refer to which will make things easier for me.

I'm really not sure what else I'll need. I think with my first pregnancy I went a bit mad and packed everything but the kitchen sink but this time round I'm trying to be a bit more relaxed. I'll hopefully only be in hospital for a couple of days after my c-section and then can get home to my own comforts and my family. If there's anything I desperately need though I can always send the other half or my mum to the house or shops for me so I won't be stuck.

I personally don't think I'll need anything else, well apart from things like my mobile/kindle/magazines etc but not sure whether to take a blanket or something along for the baby just in case. I know the hospital provide cellular blankets but it's nice to have your own sometimes.

Is there anything else I've forgotten which you think is a must have/ handy to have item?

2 comments on "Maternity Hospital bag - What Am I Packing?"

Pippa Ainsworth on 6 January 2015 at 19:12 said...

I've always taken a lovely blanket in with me, it's nice for the photos I think and you might need it on the car seat on going home day?

The Breastest News on 6 January 2015 at 19:19 said...

You're probably right. I think I have some nice SewLomax blankets/large muslins some where I'll dig out to take with me. Always handy.

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