The Ultimate Hospital Birthing Bag Checklist..

If you are anything like me, you probably had your hospital bags packed from around 30 weeks.  I say bags, as there has to be one for you, one for the baby and one for daddy.  I remember washing, ironing and packing all of the tiny outfits I had meticulously picked out, ready to choose which my little ones would first wear.  Just the thought of our new arrival wearing them, imagining how they might look had me dancing around the living room ecstatically.

As much as the cute onesies and tiny little hats are needed, so are the feminine essentials for before, during and after giving birth.  Dependent on your circumstances you may need to stay in from 1-5 days, so it is always best to be well prepared.

So, here we go:

The Baby Bag:

  • Pack of newborn-sized nappies.
  • Cotton wood pads.
  • Socks, hat & vest
  • Blanket.
  • Muslin Square
  • 5 sleepsuites/onesies.
  • 5 vests (during wintertime).
  • Scratch mits.
  • Safe Car Seat.

Your Bag:

  • Birth plan
  • Oversized t-shirt or Nightdress (to be used during labour)
  • Nursing bra
  • Breast pads
  • Shower Gel/deodorant/toothbrush.
  • Bath Towel
  • Oversized knickers
  • Maternity pads.
  • Slippers & dressing gown.
  • Bed socks.
  • Comfortable clothing for travel.
  • Hairbrush/hairband.
  • Lip balm (and any other make-up).
  • Bottled water & high energy snacks.

Your Partner

  • Phone charger.
  • Bottled water & snacks.

It is most likely that your partner will not be able to stay overnight, so, should you forget anything or need anything else, there will always be opportunity to retrieve these.

I hope this list is helpful to you all.  Below is a picture of my little angel Ethan, after he had come home with us for the first time.  I love this picture dearly, mainly because he would never sleep in his moses basket, bassinette or swinging crib.  This captured, quite literally a few quiet moments before he made his objections known!  This is partly my fault, as I simply loved cuddling him!

Much Love

Lisa xx

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13 Comments

  1. March 9, 2017 / 8:41 am

    My sister just gave birth, so I’m very interested with these things. Lovely post 🙂

  2. March 9, 2017 / 9:19 am

    very lovely post.I always enjoy reading your blog

    • wonderlingblog
      March 9, 2017 / 11:50 am

      Thanks Charles really appreciate the comments!

  3. March 9, 2017 / 9:49 am

    Thanks so much for sharing such a beautiful blog post

  4. maryjane
    March 17, 2017 / 11:32 pm

    Thanks for this great list! I am just getting my bag together, so this was perfect 🙂

    • wonderlingblog
      March 17, 2017 / 11:43 pm

      Really pleased to hear you enjoyed it. Please subscribe to my page for more parenting updates! X

  5. March 19, 2017 / 3:32 am

    This is a great list. I’m pinning it for future reference! Your little Ethan is adorable 🙂

    • wonderlingblog
      March 19, 2017 / 9:58 am

      Thank you that is kind of you x

  6. Sandy a la Mode
    March 21, 2017 / 8:39 pm

    Love your checklist, I so agree with everything! Congrats on your beautiful little boy!

    • wonderlingblog
      March 21, 2017 / 8:40 pm

      Thank you Sandy!

    • wonderlingblog
      March 28, 2017 / 2:10 pm

      Thank you Carly!

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