I have had both hospital bags for baby and I packed for a month or two now. I started preparing pretty early and wish I hadn't as I keep forgetting what I have packed and keep having to look through it all.
I decided to pack two separate bags for the both of us as. Although it will be harder carting two bags into the hospital, it will be easier to keep things organised and easier for Nick to root through when I am barking orders at him whilst in labour.
Below is what I have packed in my bag. I have a feeling I have missed some vital things so if you notice anything that should be added then please let me know!
Dressing gown: I wouldn't of thought of bringing a dressing gown but I have read it makes skin to skin contact and nursing a lot easier. I'm not sure if I will use it or not but it is better to pack it just in case.
PJ's: Another clothing option. I bought a super comfy pair of jersey PJ's to lounge around it.
Nighty: I never wear night shirts so bought a cheap one from Primark. I can see how more convenient a nighty will be rather than PJ's but it will be a hassle for skin to skin. I would prefer to have every option at my disposal though.
Fluffy Socks: I have a thing for fluffy socks, so they are packed!
Slippers: Slip on slippers I have heard are invaluable when in hospital.
Big Knickers and Maternity Bra's: My knickers are huge for comfort after labour and big enough to fit in maternity pads. Maternity bra's, self explanatory.
Comfy Clothing: I still need to decide what to take to wear when leaving the hospital. I am contemplating wearing the clothes I arrived in just so it is less to pack.
Toothbrush and toothpaste.
Travel sized shampoo, body gel, body lotion, deodorant, vaseline, body spray.
Face wipes, deodorant wipes.
Maternity pads and nipple pads.
Perfume and make up (Probably won't use but there if I want it)
Big bar of chocolate, sweets, isotonic energy drink, chewing gum.
I keep getting advised to pack lots of sugary treats in my hospital bag and any excuse to pack some goodies sounds good to me!
My Pregnacare Vitamins which can bought online at Pharmacy At Hand.
I also received a Laboraide in a Project B box and although I do feel a bit sceptical about using it I have packed it anyway to try out.
Iphone and charger.
Hair brush, hair clips and bobbles.
Notepad and pen.
Again if there is anything that you think it missing then please let me know. I would rather have everything I could possibly need than miss one little thing. I probably won't use so much of what I have packed but for peace of mind I would rather have it there just in case.