Now, when I was preparing to pack my hospital bag I had no idea what to take, I searched on so many different sites and watched so many YouTube video and it seemed everyone packed different things but not only that so many different quantities of things. When my bag was all packed I felt great, although I felt like I had too much (even the midwife on the day I gave birth commented on how much I had) turns out I used every single thing I packed for myself, Oscar and Ciaran.
So I thought I would do a couple of posts explaining what I packed for all of us. I’ll split them up and post them on different days so it’s not too confusing, not too lengthy and easy to navigate!
Starting with- Mummy’s Hospital Bag
I got a bag from Primark for the hospital, this Navy blue bag with white spots, it was £14 I believe and the wheels were honestly a god send. I can’t link you to the exact bag but I’m sure they’re still available in Primark if not there will definitely be some similar ones.
Now down to the important stuff:
- Clothes- Loose clothes, I wore this black maxi dress home from the hospital (that’s not me after giving birth don’t worry)
- Massive Underwear- Not joking I bought huge underwear to take to the hospital I have literally no idea why as well, I think so many people had said ‘big pants’ that I went literal, huge up to my belly button pants that were no more useful or comfortable than these super soft no VPL ones from Asda. (Which I switched to when I was home) Click Here for No VPL Pants
- Fluffy Socks, of course, one of my greatest pleasures in life
- Easy slip on slippers, I bought some white and grey slippers from Primark (I imagine all my belongings would get ruined in the disaster that is child birth so I bought most of my hospital bag from Primark)
- Thin dressing gown, for coverage more than warmth, I bought 2 x black stretch gowns from Primark
- PJ’s, I didn’t think I’d want to wear trousers whilst in hospital so I got some small lace PJ shorts and a long button up over sized night shirt to wear which was a blessing, I was planning to breast feed so went for the button up option. Again, this was purchased from Primark I got a black and white one and a white and pink one. I wear them now and I’m so surprised how much longer they are on me now I don’t have a big kangaroo pouch on the front carrying my child!
- Sports Bra- I found these sports bras in ASDA which were absolutely great for my ever growing sore boobies during the last couple of months of my pregnancy, I went up 4 cup sizes during pregnancy and there wasn’t much room between boobs and the top of my bump so finding a comfortable bra was difficult, these provided much support and comfort and were also great when my breasts were VERY engorged after birth and my breast pads fit in there perfectly. Click Here For Sports Bra
- Maternity Pads- just saying, TAKE. LOADS.
- Breast Pads
- Hand Battery Operated Fan
- ‘V Pillow’ I got this breast feeding pillow from John Lewis but I used it for behind my back during pregnancy and in hospital then used it to hold Oscar in after he was born, it has many uses and I wish I was still allowed to use it now but it takes up a bit too much room in our bed that’s a bit over crowded now! Click Here for Pillow
- Phone Charger
- Wash Bag-
- Food Bag-
- Energy Drinks (Isotonic)
- Breakfast Biscuits
- Make-Up Bag
I was due to be induced so we prepared ourself for a long wait before things got started! I think this is all I had in my bag because it’s everything that was on my list that I dug out!
What were your must-haves in your hospital bag?