What to Pack in Your Hospital Bag?
It’s the bag we pack months ahead of time but what should we REALLY be packing in that hospital bag of ours? What are the things we really need and which items can we live without? We think we have the perfect guide to packing your bag ready for a new arrival and asking lots of new Mummy bears what they found most useful and which items they could have gladly left at home, we think it’s one you really must read before due day!
Essentials for You:
Hair bobble & Brush – A MUST for keeping flowing locks out of your eyes
Dextrose tablets – keep your energy levels up
2 x Nighties – You will want to change into something fresh when the bubba arrives
Bridget Jones pants – Well, a new mummy needs to be comfy
Face wipes – Keep your skin hydrated and clean
Lippy & cheek stain – Think of the pictures
Dressing gown – To greet the visitors
Nipple cream – First feeds can be painful so go prepared
A going home outfit – Think flowy and comfy for your first Mamma style
Breast pads – Seriously, these are ESSENTIAL
Sanitary pads – Some Mum’s even recommend the full blow sanitary knickers just for ease
Essentials for Baby:
4 x baby grows – Those changes are frequent
A pack of new-born nappies – Yes a pack, you never know
Bottom cream – super new skin needs looking after
Wipes – A first pack of your new must have life essential
Everything you might need if not breast feeding
Hat – time to get the knitting needles out
A going home outfit – Just like Mummy baby needs to look his or her best
Things to leave behind:
The straightening irons – Apparently most of us take them but few of use actually use them
Pages and pages of birth plan – Most Mums say they are skimmed over so keep them short and bullet point the most important elements
Your pre-baby jeans – Seriously take a load off and worry about springing back in 6 months time; now is for you and the baby
Something For Him:
Camera – We all love an Instagram husband but now is going to be his shining photography moment. He needs the best tools possible and a phone camera often isn’t going to cut the mustard with those shaky Dad hands!
A snack – He might eat yours otherwise!
A Touch of the Frivolous:
A mini bottle of Prosecco – It’s been 9 months and you deserve a toast we think!
Have you any other items that you’d add to our list?