What's in my hospital bag!
Ok guys, 37+ weeks and I have finally packed our hospital bags! Many of you wanted me to share what’s in mine and baby’s so here I’ve shared the details for mummy’s and to see what’s in bubby’s you can find it here.
I found the perfect bag! It’s got the space of the magical Mary Poppins bag and is stylish and chic. Exactly what I need because as we all know, no one packs light for a hospital bag haha. VANCHI Nappy Bags pride themselves on creating the most luxurious range of Genuine, and Vegan Leather Nappy Bags and accessories, in a range of sizes, styles and colours to suit every style savvy parent.
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Not only is this bag perfect for after my Hospital stay as a baby bag, but it can also be used as an overnight bag for anyone! Plus, the price point is very affordable.
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Being a second time mum I feel like I’ve definitely packed more efficiently this time so you're in luck! Everything in here is a MUST HAVE for any new mother.
- I purchased travel sized bottles (from Kmart) and filled them with my cleanser, moisturiser & body wash
- A small bottle of cocoa butter body lotion to keep hydrated after bub is born and I’ve managed to shower. There’s nothing worse than that dry skin feeling from hospital air con (especially since I plan on a water birth and last time I forgot my body lotion ahhhh).
- I grabbed a travel sized tube of toothpaste
- Tooth Brush
- Hair Brush
- Lip Balm
- Hair Ties
- I’ll pop my foundation & mascara and hair dryer in when we’re about to leave home
A pretty robe, because why not feel nice after birth! Plus a robe is great if you get a little cold in your room!
Two pairs of comfortable pyjamas
Three nursing bra’s
Six pairs of GIANT granny knickers (you’re going to be wearing maternity pads the size of a king mattress, not to mention in pain so you will want to be comfortable in terms of knickers down there).
Diffuser & Oils for labour
- My oils are from The Calming Mama
Pack of 15 Maternity Pads
Breast pads (I have reusable breast pads this time around).
Ice Packs for my boobs and my hoo-ha from Ice Ice booby
Ural (Ural helps to neutralize the acid in the urinary tract, this helped me tremendously when it came to going to the toilet after birth and the awful burning and stinging from the acid in your urine. It made thing’s A LOT more comfortable during recovery down there. You can purchase it from any chemist and the hospital should have some too).
NursElet - A mamas most supportive tool in making brain fog and breastfeeding easier! It reminds you which side is next to feed and hold your top up off of baby’s face , ensuring you don’t have to spend huge dollars on a new breastfeeding wardrobe. I grabbed one from Zoe Sage
A water bottle
- Trail Mix & Museli Bars
Mini portable speakers so I can play my birthing tracks (you can follow my Spotify playlist here)
My photo ID, Medicare Card, Hospital forms and birth plan ( if you have one, i don’t).
A comfortable outfit for leaving hospital
My own pillow! I wish I’d done this last time.
Something to birth in that you can throw away later, personally I birthed in only a bra and will do this again but if you’re not like me then this is always a good idea as you don’t want to buy something nice only to have to toss it!
My breastfeeding pillow
My own towel