I’ve reached that time in pregnancy – the packing the hospital bag for labour and birth time! I’m actually a bit late to the game with everything that’s gone on with moving etc. It’s recommended that you look at packing a bag for labour and birth from around 36 weeks of pregnancy. Just in case anything unexpected happens. The last thing you want to be doing is running around mid contraction, trying to pack a bag.
I’m taking two bags with me. One for baby, and one for me. i just felt it would be easier to keep our bits separate because your brain is a bit all over the place after giving birth and it’s good to make things as easy as possible.
I picked up this great little holdall from Primark for £12 – bargain. It’s a good size and looks pretty as well. I’ve got a thing for good looking luggage. Don’t ask.
This is baby’s bag and it’s my Pacapod Mirano changing bag. It is such a great size – literally perfect for all baby’s bits for hospital. There is one large section and then a zipped section at the back with the absolutely genius Pacapod ‘pods’ – see photos below. If you’re after something a little smaller, then there is also the Pacapod Richmond which looks great as well. I would literally buy nearly all of Pacapod’s range if I could!
So, first up we’ll look at what’s in my hospital bag for labour and birth.
Onto the second part of bits and bobs for my hospital bag.
We’ve got a big sister basket for the baby to give Little I when we get home and we have a little knitted teddy for Little I to bring baby in hospital. Just to try and smooth out the sibling meeting process a little!
I’m also bringing along my birthing ball, just in case I don’t get one at the hospital. My mum is refusing to take it in until she knows they don’t have one for me first though!!
It’s also important to note that if you are taking your baby home by car, you need to have a fully functioning, safe car seat for baby to travel back in. This is our one and it’s a Maxi Cosi Pebble Plus.
Basically I like to be over prepared. I know I’ve probably over packed. I over packed last time but it made me feel more at ease to know I had every scenario covered. It’s still only two bags. That’s not too excessive in my book!
And here’s the vlog:
What was the most important thing you packed in your hospital bag?