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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January 17th, 2018 - Features in: Pregnancy, What to pack