Packing your hospital bag!

You know the time is ticking by when its time to pack your bag for hospital ready to have your baby! This is a very exciting time but if your anything like me your kind of thinking I'm not sure I can do this! Believe me you can, women have been having babies for a very long time. Pack that bag and look forward to the little person you will be bringing home soon


You will need:


Rucksack or small suitcase (small on-board bag would be just fine)

· Birth plan & hospital notes

· Something loose & comfortable for birth that does not resist movement or make you hot

· 2 changes of comfortable clothes

· 2 comfortable supportive bras, nursing bras if you are planning on breastfeeding – your boobs will be larger than normal so take this into account

· Breast pads

· Super absorbent sanitary/maternity pads

· 5/6 pairs of knickers

· Wash-bag – toothbrush, hairbrush, shower gel, lip balm, deodorant, hair ties & any other toiletries you can’t be without

· Towel

· Things to help pass the time and relax you, a book, magazine or puzzle book, music,

· Front opening loose nighties or tops

· Dressing gown & slippers

· Loose comfortable outfit to ware home

· Camera, phone & charger

· Snacks & drinks

· TENS machine

· Any medicines you are taking

For baby

· Baby sleep suits & vests

· Outfit for going home

· Hat

· Plenty of nappies

· Shawl or blanket

· Muslins squares

· Pram suit (if cold)

· Car seat for trip home

· Cotton wool balls




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