It can be daunting to think of what you and your baby will need for your stay in hospital. With my first and second child I spent hours on Google doing abit of research to see what other parents packed.
This time round I didn't need the help of Google hooray! I thought it would be a good idea to write a post on what I've packed to helped other mums.
I'm having my baby at my local birthing centre, which is not a hospital with all the emergency care, so if anything goes wrong I will be rushed to my nearest hospital which is North Tees.
My midwife informed me that I'll be staying in no longer than 6 hours, after I have given birth.
With that in mind I therefore decided not to pack much for me and baby, but here is what I have packed.
Macy's Bag (For Me)
- 4 Pairs of knickers
- 8 Breast Pads
- 10 Maternity pads
- Toiletries (Shampoo, Body wash, spray, toothbrush, toothpaste & hairbrush)
- Face cloth (so my partner can wet it with cold water to cool me down during labour)
Las Vegas Bag (For Baby)
- 2 Vests
- Going home Outfit
- Scratch Mits
- Baby Toiletries
- 5 Nappies
- Pack of wipes
- Pack of cotton wool
- Box of starter ready milk bottles
So there you have it, it looks like alot when it's wrote down like this in a list but really it isn't much.
I didn't pack a coming home outfit for me as I'll just wear my PJ's coming home (lazy me) haha!