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Archive for January, 2018

Your hospital bag: What to pack

what to baby in hospital bag

Even if you are planning to have a home birth, it is still worth packing a hospital bag, just in case you need to go in. Packing it early, means you avoid any last minute panics.

Here is a list of items to pack:

For You:

  • Dressing gown
  • Slippers (ones that are easy to get on)
  • Socks
  • Old night dress for labour
  • Spare night dress
  • Lip balm
  • Snacks and drinks (glucose tablets)
  • Books, magazines and iPad
  • Hair ties
  • Pillows – a V shaped pillow is very useful
  • Music
  • Water spray
  • Handheld fan
  • Bendy straws
  • Tech chargers (phone)
  • Going home outfit
  • Nursing bras
  • Breast pads
  • Toiletries
  • Towels
  • Old underwear
  • Eye mask
  • Ear plugs
  • Empty bag (you will bring home gifts etc)

For your baby:

  • 5 x baby grows
  • 5 x vests
  • Baby blanket
  • Nappies (12 per day)
  • Muslin squares
  • 3 x hats
  • Baby car seat
  • Jacket or snowsuit
  • Gloves

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What to pack in your baby changing bag

Above: You can never be over prepared when going out and about with babies or young children.

What you need in your baby changing bag depends on a number of factors: How old is your child? where are you going? What is the climate? Are you breast feeding?

In this video, Becky, our bag designer, give tips on what to pack in your changing bag.


For your baby

  • Changing mat
  • Nappies
  • Baby Wipes
  • Nappy bags
  • Bibs
  • Nappy cream
  • Muslin squares
  • Food/snacks
  • Water
  • Teether
  • Travel toy
  • Spare change of clothes..or two
  • Blanket/swaddle
  • Pacifier
  • Hat
  • Calpol Sachet
  • Coat/Cardigan
  • Socks
  • Bottles
  • Formula
  • Play mat/picnic rug

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And some ideas for you:

For you

  • Phone
  • Money
  • Keys
  • Hand sanitiser
  • Tissues
  • Book, iPad or magazine
  • Nursing cover for breast feeding
  • Breast pads/nipple cream
  • Spare top
  • Bottle of water

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Can you add anything else to our list? Useful life-hacks that you couldn’t have done without? Please email rebecca@zellie.co.uk and we will add it to the list.