Essentials for you and your baby during and after labour.
If you love a good list as much as I do, you'll know that they help you to feel prepared, organised and ready for anything.
Going into hospital for the birth of your baby is no different, and so we've put together the ultimate hospital maternity bag checklist.
These are optional and personal preference so pick and choose what you would use 🙂.
Have we missed anything? Let us know and we'll add it on!
Essential every day toiletries including shower gel, shampoo and conditioner. Don't forget moisturiser and lip balm too.
Towel and flannel face cloth
A comfy pillow (and breastfeeding pillow if you have one)
Lots of underwear including high waist knickers (up to belly button) just in case you have a last minute Cesarean Section.
Hot water bottle/heat pack for pain relief/comfort
Black tank tops with built in bra
Nipple shield if breastfeeding
Snacks to keep you and your partner going such as lollies, chocolates, juice boxes, muesli bars, nuts etc.
A mix of singlets that do up at the crotch and short/long sleeve onesies (size 000 and 0000 incase your baby is bigger than expected, and a going home outfit)
Box of thank you biscuits/chocolates for your midwives
Toiletries and change of clothes for your partner
Ziplock bags and labels are your friend! Divide your items up so that you/partner/midwife can find them easily without digging through the entire bag.
For example, pack your toiletries in one bag, baby clothes in a second, and your underwear in another. Easy!
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