This post contains some gifted items¦ The hospital bag is always a topic of conversation between expectant mums. There are some obvious things you should pack, but there might be other things that are less apparent. At the same time, you don’t want to overpack and have too much stuff (I made this mistake when I gave birth to my daughter!) People are also unsure when to pack their bags. Personally, I started packing my bag at around 30 weeks. Due to moving house, it took me a little longer, but I’ve just completed it at 36 weeks. Even though I am now hoping to have a home birth, it feels good to have everything in one place and will be ready to just pick up and take should my baby and I need to be transferred to hospital. Let’s take a look at what I’ve packed and the size of my bags too (another common topic of discussion!)
I’ve just about managed to squeeze all of this into a small suitcase!
These are all in the changing bag. So all of our things are in two bags – much more manageable than the 6 or so bags I took into hospital last time (oops!)
My daughter will be staying with my parents, whether I have a home or hospital birth. I need to maintain a calm environment. Oddly enough, that can’t happen if she’s asking us for snacks or to pass her water bottle that’s 30cm from her every couple of minutes! These are the basics she would need for up to two days (my parents have soap and towels for her to have a bath and will feed her, so no need to pack those). My thoughts are that she can choose and grab some toys and books to take with her at the last moment.
I’ve popped all of this into my weekend bag, leaving enough room for her to pop her toys and books into.
I haven’t packed my husband a bag this time, so that’s one less to take into hospital! Unfortunately, there’s no point as he wouldn’t be able to stay in hospital with me anyway due to Covid-19 restrictions.
Disclosure: Items marked * were gifted. As always, all views and opinions are honest and my own.
Welcome to my blog! I'm Laura, a 29 year old mum of two. I live in Kent with my high school sweetheart husband Dave, our daughter Autumn and newborn son Reuben.
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