What’s in my hospital bags?

Having been previously unorganised in getting my hospital bags together, last week when I was walking past a charity shop and spotted a bag that would be absolutely perfect, it was suddenly time to make the lists and get everything packed. Last pregnancy I was incredibly organised and probably checked the bags at least three times. This time, I have packed them and not bothered looking in them again! They are packed right? That's the main thing! 

So, I thought I would do a little post to show you what I have included for me and what I have included for baby. 

For me


Maternity pads
Lanolin nipple cream 
Shower gel
Antibacterial hand soap
Lip balm
Face moisturiser
Body moisturiser
Cleansing water
Cotton wool
Nursing pads
Knickers (only two pairs at the moment as I still need to buy another pack!)
Nursing nightwear (mine are button down ones)
Nursing vest (I lived in these with Zach!)
Mumba nursing bra
Maternity swimming cossie (in case I get to use the birthing pool)


For baby


Water wipes (either these didn't exist when I had Zach or I didn't know about them and used the old fashioned water and cotton wool which is a nightmare!)
Long sleeved vests newborn (x2)
Long sleeved vests 0-3 (x2)
Short sleeved vests newborn (x2)
Short sleeved vests 0-3 (x2)
2 sleepsuits newborn (x2)
2 sleepsuits 0-3 (x2)
Socks (x2)
Mitts (x3)
Hats (x2)
Cardigan (x2)
Muslins (x2)
Nappies (1 pack of first size)
Nappy bags (totally need to buy these!)
Swaddle blanket (tester really – Zach hated being swaddled!)
Blanket (x1)
Nappy rash cream
Formula bottles (x2) just in case I struggle to breastfeed


So there we have it. It may be too much, it may not be enough. Last time I was in hospital for 3 days and it was only 5 minutes up the road. We have moved house since then and it's a good 20 minute drive from our house and since the other half doesn't drive, I feel it's better to be prepared just in case I end up with another c-section! 

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  • Reply Roxie Watt

    Definitely Better taking too much than not enough! I didn't count on being in hospital for 4 nights and didn't have enough clothes, pads or nappies. Total fail! Good luck for when it comes lovely xx

    Roxie | 

    September 14, 2016 at 8:15 am
    • Reply Mummascribbles

      I had too much for me and just enough for baby haha!! I would call that a success! They did threaten an overnight stay though so at least I had back up!!!

      September 19, 2016 at 9:50 pm
  • Reply Poppy Reflects

    Love any post on hospital bags! I'm not sure what makes them so intriguing, just the nosiness I think. It looks like you have everything you need, how exciting! It's nearly time x

    September 14, 2016 at 8:15 pm
    • Reply Mummascribbles

      I had far too much for me and just enough for baby! They threatened an overnight stay though so I may have needed it all!!!

      September 19, 2016 at 9:46 pm

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