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My Baby’s Hospital Bag Is Packed!

Last week I packed the baby’s hospital bag. I really love my Stokke nursing bag it is so spacious and I love the design and quilted material. It literally fits in everything I need. As I am having a c-section I have packed enough clothes for a couple of days. I left after one night when I had a c-section with Oscar and plan to do the same again this time.

The Stokke nursing bag comes in pink or blue and includes a nappy purse and changing mat. It has lot’s of little pockets inside and one large one on the front. It is perfect to fit all your baby essentials in.

In my bag I have packed three vests and three baby grows that I brought from Next I love the neutral star prints at the moment. I also have three hats, two from Next and one from Baby Gap.

As the baby is coming in December and the weather will be cold I brought a gorgeous star pram suit from Mama’s and Papa’s in the sale for only £10 reduced from £40. I also brought a star print knitted blanket from Mama’s and Papa’s too. I love their blankets and they are really great quality. To bring the baby home in I already have a knitted cardigan from Next and a Nod Pod blanket. The Nod Pod is a blanket that keeps your baby really snug and warm.
I have packed one packet of Pampers Newborn size 1 nappies, Johnson’s first touch baby wipes to save having to use cotton wool and water in the hospital and a packet of Aptamil first milk in pre sterilised bottles just in case I have problems breast feeding. I plan to breastfeed the baby but had problems feeding Oscar when he was born. I was kindly sent the Milton portable soother steriliser to review and they are great to keep your dummies germ me on the go. The dummies I have brought for the baby are personalised with Baby Maycock written on them. I had these with Oscar that said Mini Maycock. I brought these from mydummy.co.uk where you can choose from lot’s of colours, designs and types of dummies. Three only cost £9.00.

I have muslins, a cellular blanket, a Gro swaddle and some cute booties from Mothercare in my bag too, as well as a small tube of Sudocrem.

So baby’s bag is ready to go, I just need to finish mine! #4 weeks to go!

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My Hospital Bag Checklist

Having already had Oscar I feel much more prepared and less daunted about going into hospital and having a baby this time around. To be honest I was never actually nervous about giving birth with Oscar, I was more nervous about making sure we had everything we needed. I am defiantly one for writing lists, whether its packing for a holiday, organising our house and this time one for my hospital bag. Here is a list of the bits I think you would actually need:

Your bag

  • Your hospital notes!
  • TENS machine. (www.mama-tens.info/)
  • A towel – For when you have a shower after having baby, I would recommend a cheap, dark coloured one that your not to bothered about throwing away if it gets a bit ruined.
  • Dressing gown- Maternity wards are not the warmest of places!!
  • Slippers.
  • A few pairs of pyjamas and slipper socks in case you have to stay in a few nights. Again I would buy cheap ones that you can throw if they get a ruined.
  • Maternity pads.
  • Breast pads.
  • Maternity bras and big knickers that will fit a maternity pad in securely.
  • Dry shampoo- If you do end up staying in a night or two the last thing you want to do is wash then dry your hair.
  • Hair ties.
  • Face wipes, sensitive un-perfumed soap, toothpaste, toothbrush, deodorant, shampoo, conditioner, hair brush, make-up.
  • Snacks- For energy.
  • Comfortable clothing for during the day or to wear home.
  • Camera.
  • Phone charger.

Baby’s bag
  • Nappies.
  • Cotton wool balls and a small container to put water in to clean baby and/or baby wipes.
  • Dummies.
  • Baby vests.
  • Baby grows.
  • Coming home outfit.
  • Scratch mittens and baby hats.
  • A cardigan or something warm to take baby home in.
  • Blanket.
  • Cellular blanket.
  • Car Seat.
  • Muslins.