What to Include in Your Hospital Bag: Remember the Essentials

What to Include in Your Hospital Bag: Remember the Essentials

As you approach the magical moment of welcoming a new life into the world, packing your hospital bag becomes an essential step in the journey towards motherhood. Our guide is designed to ensure you and your little star are surrounded by warmth and care from the very beginning.

So, let's embark on this beautiful adventure together, packing your hospital bag with all the essentials to make your stay as comfortable and joyful as possible.

Cosy Clothing Essentials for Mum and Baby

For Mum:
  • Comfy leggings/joggers 
  • Soft t-shirt 
  • Pyjamas (we’d recommend front-opening ones if you’re planning on breastfeeding) 
  • Plenty of underwear 
  • Flipflops 
  • A dressing gown/robe 
  • At least two changes of comfortable, spare outfits 
  • An outfit to go home in 
Top Tip: Opt for darker coloured, oversized, comfortable clothes for mum.

For Baby:

  • Baby grows 
  • Short sleeve bodysuits 
  • Long sleeve bodysuits 
  • Vests 
  • Sleepsuits 
  • Hats 
  • Scratch mittens 
  • Teeny socks 
  • Something warm such as a snowsuit (weather dependent) 
  • A going home outfit 

Top Tip: Pack a couple of different sizes of each item for baby.

Toiletries Top Picks: Gentle Skincare for Delicate Skin

Essential toiletries, keeping both mum and baby feeling fresh.

For Mum:

  • Toothbrush 
  • Toothpaste 
  • Hairbrush 
  • Hair bobbles 
  • Lip balm 
  • Deodorant 
  • Gentle body wash 
  • Shampoo/conditioner 
  • Face wash 
  • Moisturiser & face cream 
  • Maternity pads 
  • Breast pads 
  • Towel 

For Baby:

  • Nappies 
  • Muslins 
  • Nappy cream 
  • Baby blanket 
Top Tip: Travel sized toiletries will save space and make your bag lighter.

Key Comfort Items for the Hospital

Personal items that make the hospital feel closer to home, offering comfort and warmth. 

  • Fluffy blanket
  • Nursing pillow
  • Cuddly toy for baby
  • A book
  • Hand held fan

Practical Bits and Bobs 

  • Birth plan
  • Phone charger and plug
  • Snacks for you and your birthing partner
  • Plenty of water & isotonic drinks to keep your energy levels up
  • Change of clothing + mini wash bag for your birthing partner
  • Remember your colostrum if you’ve got some ready!
Top Tip: Organisation is key! Group items into packing cubes, wash bags or even labelled zip lock bags for ease, and show your birthing partner where things are.

FAQs: Getting Ready for the Big Day

When to pack? Aim for at least 4 weeks before your due date to have everything ready and waiting.

What bag to choose? A roomy duffel bag/small suitcase with compartments helps keep things organised and within easy reach.

Baby's first outfit? Choose something soft and comfy for those first precious moments and photos.

Ready, Set, Pack!

With your bag packed with essentials and Childs Farm's loving touches, you're all set for one of life's most beautiful adventures. Embrace every moment, from the first contractions to the first cuddles, with the peace of mind that comes from being prepared.

Here's to new beginnings filled with love, care, and the gentlest touches for your baby's skin. Welcome to the world, little one – we can't wait to meet you! 🌈💖
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