There are so many lists on the internet telling you what to pack for the hospital when you go into labour. I had a search for some of these to use as ideas for my own hospital bags and now I’m going to share with you the contents of my hospital bags. I’ve been gradually packing up my bags and getting bits to go in them since I was around 30 weeks with the aim to have them fully finished for when I am 35 weeks.
In My Hospital Bag:
Maternity vest tops – Matalan
Black maternity leggings – Newlook
Travel toothbrush – Home Bargains
Toothpaste – Home Bargains
Maternity sanitary pads – Mothercare
Breast pads – Mothercare
Snacks i.e. Banana, chocolate bars
In The Baby Bag:
Nautical blanket – Marks & Spencer
Peter Rabbit babygro – Mothercare
Peter Rabbit hat & mittens set – Mothercare
2x spare Babygro’s
2x warm cardigans/jumpers
5x plain vests – Mothercare
Sensitive baby wipes – Pampers
Nappies – Pampers
Comforter – Jojo Maman Bébé
Almost everything I read said pack slippers and a dressing gown – just in case of an over night stay, but to be honest it was so hot in hospital all I wanted was shorts, a vest and my flip flops!
Its a really exciting thing packing your hospital bag. it makes you feel like everything is so much closer and a lot more real. Just remember it can take time getting all of the bits together so although you don’t necessarily need to have your bag ready until 35/36 weeks, you could start from anytime. I stared my bags at around 30 weeks and currently being 36 weeks pregnant and I have only just finished!
Have you packed anything different in your hospital bags?
Thanks for reading!