Packing My Hospital Bag.

** Products marked with * feature gifted items.

Okay so yesterday I had a mild panic. What with Luke being ill, horrendous pelvic pain and Jack starting nursery I completely forgot to start packing my hospital bag. I had a free day this week, so I thought I’d show you my essentials that are in my checklist. It’s fairly minimal and I have mainly included the essentials, but also some items that I wish I had packed first time round, and recommendations from other mums. I really hope it gives all you mummies to be some inspiration, as it can be hard to know where to start and there is a lot of information out there on what you won’t/will need to take with you. Please feel free to comment below if you have any feedback.

I decided this time to go with one big holdall. I had terrible problems last time trying to keep on top of two/three bags, and in the end everything got chucked in together anyway! So this bag consists of Labour & Mummy all in one. I opted for the amazing *Storksak eco cabin carry on. Not only does it come with so much space, it also has a detachable organising system which is amazing for getting in top of everything! I also love that it is on wheels, so no lugging a big heavy bag through the labour ward! It’s also made from recycled plastic bottles, how amazing is that!

What I pack….

  • Birth Plan and Maternity Notes
  • Comfy hard bottom slippers – The ones I’ve packed are from Sheepers and they are amazingly comfortable!
  • Nighties & nursing pyjamas – I recommend H&M or Seraphine, their bamboo range is lovely and suitable for pre and post natal.
  • Socks – In case your feet get cold like me!
  • Maternity Pads & Reusable Breast Pads
  • *Hair Ties – Mine are handmade from @lifewithmerakii They are gorgeous.
  • Hand Sanitiser – Obviously in the current climate hospitals will provide it but it’s also nice to have your own.
  • Water bottle. – Primark have a great range.
  • Elizabeth Arden Eight Hour Cream – It really is perfect for everything!
  • General toiletries shampoo conditioner toothpaste etc.
  • *Tommee Tippee Nipple Cream – I had to stay in for four days last time and this was a saviour for me as Jack was tongue tied. This one is all natural and made with just three ingredients.
  • Thin Light dressing gown – I bought a beautiful soft grey one from M&S but Primark also have an amazing affordable range. Even in the Winter I recommend a thin dressing gown as the hospital is always so hot!
  • Maternity Bras. I’ve always favoured the pretty ones, they make me feel special. This beautiful one is from Pour Moi (you can get 20% off the entire range with my code JESSICA20)
  • Lots of big comfy underwear. These amazing pants are from Wuka not only are they amazingly comfortable but they are leakproof and are game changing for your period!
  • A going home outfit. I’ve opted for this beautiful nursing dress from *Tilbea London. They are an award winning nursing and maternity brand, and have some gorgeous designs.
  • A comfortable breast feeding vest – This one is also from Tilbea London.
  • Paracetamol & Ibuprofen – again the hospital will have these but it’s always a good idea to bring your own.

For Baby…..

  • Newborn Vests x 3 Baby Mori are my go to.
  • Newborn Sleepsuits x 3
  • Muslins – Lots of muslins! I adore *The Petit Soldier Range
  • Hats/ Scratch Mittens
  • Nappies Size 0/1 Mamia By Aldi are amazing
  • Nappy Sacks
  • Water Wipes & Cotton Wall
  • Baby blanket – I love the *Pure Earth Collection range.
  • Baby comforter – This beautiful one is from *The Pure Earth Collection. Their products are natural, non-toxic and biodegradable. I love that sustainability is their Ethos, and their range of sleep bags are also a must baby product!
  • Car Seat – For home time! We use a Maxi Cosi Pebble.

For maternity clothing for mummy, I’d highly recommend H&M and ASOS. Their range is amazing and contains sleepwear, loungewear and nursing clothing!

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