I’m now 35 weeks pregnant and after talking about it for weeks I’ve finally packed my hospital bag! With a little help from Louie! 😂
Last time when I had Louie I followed what it said on various baby websites by taking 2 separate bags: one for baby and one for me. This time I’m just taking the one as there’s not much space in the hospital rooms plus it’s one less bag to lug around from room to room. I moved to several different wards and rooms last time and it was a pain in the bum taking all my stuff with me.
I’m not taking a fancy travel bag: as much as it was tempting to buy a nice new designer bag to take I’d rather save the money plus you don’t know where bodily fluids are going to fly too. The case itself is just a little carry on size hard shell suitcase with wheels so if I need to I can drag it behind me if the hubby has popped away for a moment.
Heres the list of everything I’ve packed: if you spot anything major I’ve forgotten or have any good suggestions pop a little comment at the bottom 🙂 Inside we have:
5 baby grows
5 baby vests
3 baby hats in different sizes
a pack of 24 newborn nappies
travel size nappy cream and baby powder
pack of cotton balls: I didn’t use baby wipes until Louie was 5 months old, until then I used cotton balls and warm water
a pack of scratch mitts
5 muslin cloths
a cardy for going home
going home outfit
blanket for going home
5 pairs of big cheap knickers
lightweight dressing gown
2 pairs of socks
a cotton button up nighty for labour
2 pairs of pjs/lounge wear
going home outfit: I’ve packed a pair of maternity leggings and maternity/breast feeding top
pack of maternity sanitary pads
a pack of nipple pads
2 breast-feeding bras
hair bobbles and head band
tooth brush and toothpaste
shampoo and conditioner
makeup: Just cheap mascara, foundation and blush
travel size perfume
ready made bottle of formula with disposable teets: I plan to breast feed but just incase there’s a problem I’m packing these for backup.
phone charger and phone
a spare T-shirt
Other: hospital notes
And make sure you leave the car seat in the car!
Wow that sounds like a lot but it does all fit in one little suitcase. I’ll be doing a baby and maternity wear shopping haul post soon with details of all the baby grows and maternity wear I’ve packed.
Love Charlie xx