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All prepared? A useful list for your hospital bag

Hospital bag

This list might be useful for some of you, just suggestions for when you’re packing your ‘hospital bag’.

What to pack for labour & birth

Your labour bag

  • Maternity Notes
  • Lightweight nightdress
  • Flip-flops
  • Lightweight dressing gown
  • Cosy, comfy socks
  • Toilet bag
  • Tissues
  • Mobile phone/Camera
  • Small amount of cash
  • Playlist/music player
  • Lighting (battery operated candles or other)
  • Relaxing fragrance – aromatherapy oils
  • A favourite pillow and/or blanket
  • Cool bag with snacks and drinks
  • Bendy straws/sippy bottle
  • Glucose tablets or honey sticks
  • a spare t-shirt for birth partner, shorts if using birthing pool

Your postnatal bag

  • 2 x lightweight night dresses/Pj’s vest tops – front opening
  • 2 x nursing bras and a packet of breast pads
  • Big pants x 6
  • Large sanitary pads
  • Hand wipes/antibacterial hand cleanser
  • Tissues
  • Comfortable clothes for going home

Baby’s bag

  • Newborn vests and babygrows x 4
  • Scratch mitts x 4
  • Muslin squares x 6
  • Baby car seat
  • Hat, cardigan, blanket for baby going home

Check with your local hospital if they supply nappies, cotton wool, towels, blankets etc or if you need to add them to your list above.

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