Pregnancy

The ‘hospital’ bags

With just two and half weeks left until my due date and only a couple of days before I go and stay with my mother for the remainder of the pregnancy (she lives closer to the birth centre and hospital) my bags are packed and ready to go. The hospital bag has been packed for weeks, I’ve just slowly been adding the last little things to it as time draws closer. So what’s in mine? 

  • Loose, comfortable clothes, enough to last two days with a spare change if needed
  • A ‘coming home’ outfit
  • Pyjamas and a dressing gown
  • A pack of new, comfy underwear
  • Maternity pads
  • Breast pads
  • Toothbrush and toothpaste
  • Shampoo and conditioner
  • Body wash 
  • Deodorant 
  • Minimal makeup
  • Nipple cream
  • Changes of clothes for my husband

Maternity bras are the next thing to go in there and I’ll pack my phone charger and other little bits and bobs on the day. 

And what’s in baby’s bag?

  • 2 prem outfits 
  • 3 NB outfits
  • 3 0-3m outfits
  • Singlets for NB/0-3
  • 1 jumper each for NB/0-3
  • Socks
  • Mittens
  • Hats
  • Snuggly
  • Pacifier
  • 2 swaddle blankets
  • 2 warm blankets

We’ll see what we found useful and what we didn’t, as well as what we would pack next time around and I’ll be sure to write an update afterwards. What about you? What was/is in yours? If you have any suggestions feel free to leave them below. 

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