Posted on March 22, 2015 by Charlotte Keating
Approach your due date with confidence by using this maternity hospital bag checklist to pack everything you need & ensure your birthing partner has a packed a bag of essentials for themselves.
Your birth plan and maternity notes
Your mobile phone & important phone numbers on paper
Change for parking
An old/dark nightie/ t-shirt/ top
Lightweight dressing gown or Pretty Wrap Pointelle Wrap Cardi
Hairband, hair ties & grips
High energy snacks & drinks
Bendy straws (to sip drips with when you're not sat upright)
Camera/ Video camera/ Mobile phone camera
TENS pain relief machine
Old comfy knickers or disposable pants
Pack of maternity sanitary pads
Disposable breast pads
Dark leggings or yoga pants (worn with a nursing vest will give you the best defence against post natal bleeding, dare we say it)
Breastfeeding PJ Set. The mix and match 3 piece set offers layers which you can adjust in response to the ward temperature to keep you comfortable during an extended stay in hospital.
Toiletries including travel size shampoo, conditioner, shower gel, deodorant, toothbrush, toothpaste, face wipes, lip balm, moisturiser, mascara & some basic make-up for photos, flannel, hairbrush.
Comfortable going home clothes like our Chic Breastfeeding Dress which flatters rather than clings and provides easy descreet nursing access.
Cotton wool balls/pads & small pot for warm water
Disposable changing mats
4 Baby bodysuits
Baby socks or booties
Jacket or snowsuit in winter
Baby car seat
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