My ‘What’s in my hospital bag?’ video was highly requested from so many of you, and I blinkin’ LOVED filming it! Being someone who likes to be prepared for every eventuality, it’s a thorough list… and I may or may not have packed a suitcase, as well as my beautiful Storksak leather change bag! I really hope all you mama-to-be’s out there find it helpful – grab your cuppa, get comfortable and hit play! PS for any of you mama’s who’d like a list to refer to after watching, I’ve popped my list below with direct links to some of the products mentioned…

FOR MUM:

During Early/ Active Labour:

  • Nightwear: shorts/t-shit and 2x night dresses
  • Dressing gown
  • Slippers/ flip flops
  • Handheld misting fan
  • 2x flannels
  • Eyemask
  • LoveBoo lavender room spray
  • Earplugs
  • Hair bobbles
  • Lip balm
  • Paracetamol
  • Tens machine
  • Microwavable heat pillow
  • Kiehls body moisturiser
  • Glucose tablets
  • SiS energy gels
  • Boiled sweets
  • Snack bars – Grenade and Primal Pantry
  • Water
  • 8x Lucozade Sport (2-4 frozen)
  • Bendy straws
  • Headphones
  • Wireless speaker
  • Charger pack
  • Phone charger

Toiletries (minitures):

  • Kiehls facial moisuriser
  • Shampoo & conditioner
  • Dry shampoo
  • Liz Earl cleanser & face cloth
  • Cotton pads
  • Body butter
  • Mouthwash
  • Toothbrush
  • Toothpaste
  • Deodorant
  • Contact lenses

Post birth:

 

FOR BABY:

  • 4x short sleeved bodysuits
  • 4x long sleeved sleepsuits
  • Cardigan
  • Woollen knitted hat
  • 2x cotton hats
  • 2x mitts
  • 2x socks
  • 1x pack nappies
  • Disposable nappy bags
  • Large cotton pads
  • Melobaby nappy wallet – prepped for 1st change
  • Water Wipes
  • Weleda nappy change cream
  • Hipp Organic Infant Milk Starter Pack
  • 2x muslin clothes
  • MAM dummies

 

FOR GOING HOME:

  • Rubber donut ring (to sit on in the car)
  • Knitted blanket for baby
  • Car seat (Maxi-Cosi Pebble Plus) and ISO fix base
  • Comfy outfit for going home

 

EXTRAS:

  • Maternity notes with birthing plan
  • Camera
  • Pillow
  • Make up
  • Hair brush
  • For Dad: spare clothes, book, phone, snacks, and lots of love & support!

Positive birthing vibes mama’s!