After packing my own bag for the hospital, it was clear that I needed a separate bag for my baby because I literally had to sit on my own to make it close. I packed for 4 days! Having a winter baby means packing a huge fluffy dressing gown and limited space for much else.
With this being my 2nd baby and it meaning having 2 under 2 I bought a new, bigger changing bag from Pink Lining that I’m going to use for the hospital. Plenty of room! (See my blog – Review of Pink Lining Henrietta Tote Changing Bag- coming soon).
So…on to what I’ve packed for the new little bundle. We haven’t found out what the gender of the baby is so I’ve packed a lot of white.
I am taking:
- 6 Sleepsuits
- 6 long sleeved vests
- 2 muslin cloths
- 2 hats
- 2 blankets
- 1 pack of newborn nappies
- 1 pack of water wipes
- Nappy sacks
- 3 Burp Cloths
- Mini Metanium Nappy Cream
- Mini Hipp Organic Baby Bath
- Mini Aveeno Moisturiser
- Face Cloth
When I was pregnant with Sadie I watched a ton of videos on YouTube about what I would need for the baby’s bag and one lady had an awesome idea. She made little packets for each outfit making it easier to have everything to hand. It seemed a little over the top but I tried it anyway and it was actually so helpful to have everything ready that way! Especially when I had a caesarean and didn’t want to be spending more time than I needed to be rummaging through bags trying to find things. It also really helped my husband when I was contracting and in too much pain to give instructions and he could just grab a pack for theatre.
I used sealable freezer bags and in each pack I had:
- 1 sleep suit
- 1 long sleeved vest
- 1 nappy
I do have a certain pack that has a hat in as well because the hospital request one for theatre. Otherwise, I’m just going to grab a hat as and when we need one.
I’ve packed some nappy cream even though I don’t think that I’ll be using it. I did give Sadie a bath while we were still in the hospital but hadn’t thought to bring any of the baby bath we wanted to use with us. We got this Travel Baby Bath in one of the Mum-to-be packs from Emma’s Diary so it was perfect for the hospital. I’ve also packed a flannel ready for the bath; we found a great trick where covering the naked baby with a flannel while they’re in the water meant they felt more secure and they didn’t cry. It worked with Sadie so we’ll see if it works with number 2.
I’ve packed 2 blankets just to have one as a spare in case of any poo-nami nappies that may occur. We’ve also packed a Morrck blanket ready for the car seat. (See my blog ‘My Top Baby Must Haves’). Perfect for these cold days and means baby stays safe in the seat.
That’s everything! If you think that I have forgotten something or that something is unnecessary, feel free to let me know in the comments. 🙂