7 Hints and Tips On Packing your Hospital bags

Welcome back to another 7 Hints and Tips post. This week I am giving some tips on what to pack in you and your baby’s hospital bags. It has felt like I have had mine packed for ages in hope of her arriving just before her due date. Here I am at 40+4 still waiting with my bags packed at the bottom of the stairs.
Mine has been packed since 34 weeks!
Packing your hospital bags

This is my gorgeous Cath Kidston bag that my sister bought for me. I’m using it for all the baby’s things.
            pregnancy, mum to be
This is what I have packed in my hospital bags – I’m sure most people’s will vary. Pack what you feel you might need.

Baby’s Bag:

  •  Nappies and newborn sensitive wipes/cotton wool
  • Clothes – 4 Sleep suits (due to being overdue I have added two different sizes as I’m not sure what size she will come out!) 2 vests, all in one outside wear, scratch mittens, hat, socks, warm blanket for car seat and 2 muslin cloths.
  • Baby bear cuddly toy
  • Muslin cloths

My Bag:

  • Clothes – 2 nightdresses, one for labour and one if I have to stay overnight. Long cardigan ( I don’t like dressing gowns!), slippers and comfy going home clothes.
  • Maternity pads and lots of spare knickers! I have some disposable ones as well, nursing bra and breast pads.
  • Toiletries and a towel – not forgetting a lip balm for dry lips, hairbrush and hair bands.
  • Phone, charger, books/magazines, snacks and energy drinks (recommended by my midwife)
  • My Kindle – very important to stop me getting board. I love to read and can lose myself for hours in a book.
  • Breast pads, nipple cream, maternity bras.
*The most important thing not to forget are your hospital notes as this gives your pregnancy  history. 
I really hope I haven’t forgotten anything!
Is there anything you would add to my list that I might have overlooked?
I appreciate and read all your comments.
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A Cornish Mum


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  1. 31st January 2016 / 8:24 pm

    I so hope she gets a move on for you but at least you're ready and organised 🙂 gorgeous bag! Thanks for linking up to #Picknmix
    Stevie x

  2. 31st January 2016 / 8:23 pm

    I so hope she gets a move on for you but at least you're ready and organised 🙂 gorgeous bag! Thanks for linking up to #Picknmix
    Stevie x

  3. 29th January 2016 / 6:45 pm

    This seems like a very sensible list. I'm coming up for 22 weeks and have been wondering what on earth I'm supposed to pack in these bags! I had visions of poor hubby dragging a massive suitcase! (We both have a bit of a habit of saying 'just in case'.) I love your bag – I think this might be a good excuse for a new Kath Kidston bag! x #thelist

  4. 29th January 2016 / 11:20 am

    When I packed my hospital bag I included straws for drinking water while in the throws of labour. I also bought some Tena ladies discreet pants and I can't recommend getting some enough – it just meant I had no worries about blood loss and they were more comfortable than maternity pads. I only wore them the day after giving birth when the blood loss is at the most 🙂 #PicknMix

    Helen x


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