Pregnancy Hospital Bag and Checklist
Everyone is different when it comes to preparation for your baby's arrival. We wanted to pack my hospital bag at 30 weeks, but time got the better of us. Now it's finally packed at 35 weeks.
We spent weeks reading baby sites, blogs and watching vlogs on YouTube to help us pack the perfect bag for baby and I. We use the term perfect lightly. I'm sure there will be items I don't use and will think they are redundant once baby is here. But that's for another post.
I have packed one large suitcase for baby and I, I also have a Changing bag and bag for K.
We will write an additional post about K's bag for those interested in packing a bag for their partner.
Widgey Pillow - Great for Nursing
Two Flapjacks - To keep energy up and possible snack once baby born
Pack of Sesame Crackers - To keep K's energy up
Glasses - I want to be able to see baby
Two packs of Maxi pads - It was suggested that these would help with bleeding after birth
Throw away knickers - For during labour or after
Zip lock bags - To keep any soiled washing away from clean clothes
Sudoku and Pen - I imagine I will not get a chance to use these, but just in case
Two packs of anti bac wipes and one of baby wipes - To keep me fresh during labour
Two packs of Andrew toilet wipes - Have seen these recommended for use after labour for *sore bits*
Toothpaste and toothbrush
Kindle, iPad and chargers
Lip balm - Have heard lips can get dry during labour
Shower gel and shampoo
Two pairs of pyjama bottoms - Got larger size than normal so they weren't restricting on tummy
Bikini top - Am hoping for a water birth
3 pairs of socks
Comfy dressing Gown
Change of clothes for trip home
4 Pairs of leggings
4 Baby grows
4 Sleep suits
4 Pairs of socks
3 Pairs of scratch mitts
1 Pair of Booties
*Our hospital is near a main town centre with a Mothercare, so if we need anything else K can get it.
Bag of Cotton wool Balls - For nappy changes
Pack of nappies - Size one
Small comforter - K likes this so it's been packed
Trial nappies - Received free in magazines so thought we'd use them up
There are some extra items we haven't purchased yet that will be going in but we think we've covered the essentials.
When did you pack your bag? What essentials have we missed? What didn't you use?