Well with only three weeks to go I finally got around to actually packing my hospital bag. I have been buying everything for it over the last few weeks, using Edspire’s great list, but so far it has been sat in a Tesco’s carrier bag awaiting proper organisation.
I then gathered together the items for baby boys bag, and once more realised I yet again did not have a place to carry them! Queue a trip to Asda where I purchased a navy spotty bag for the bargain price of £9, which goes lovely with the holdall, get me being all matching! Everything for the baby fits in there beautifully too, and I will be able to use it afterwards as a nice beach bag. Perfect!
So here is my list of essential hospital bag items, just in case you are like me and need to get organised!
Old T shirt or nightshirt for labour
Nice PJ’s for after the birth
Dressing gown to cover your modesty
Toiletries – I bought travel sized ones so I could easily fit them in.
A bit of make up, so I look somewhat human for those after-birth photos.
Face wipes to keep fresh
Hair bobbles, clips and brush
Book or magazine
Chargers for all electrical equipment
Hat and scratch mittens
I have also got together mine and little mans going home outfit and hung it in the nursery wardrobe so Mr H can easily pick it up when he comes to collect us.
Hopefully I have all I need, but if not I can always send Mr H out. For H’s arrival we had three hospital bags, one of which being a suitcase, and I didn’t use half of it. This time I’m determined not to go overboard!