A few weeks ago I showed you what I’d packed for baby, today I’m showing you the inside of my hospital bag and I’ll tell you now, it’s much less cute…
First up, the bag it’s self. It’s my Cath Kidston gym bag, its made from quite a thin waterproof material and folds up into a little pouch. I thought this would be good because the top opens nice and wide so useful for digging around in. On top is a really cheap black Primark Towel for me to sit on in the car in case of any water breakage. I’ve got another black towel, also from Primark to use after my first shower post birth. I bought cheap ones because we don’t really have old towels and I wanted something I could just throw away if needs be.
I bought two long t-shirt night dresses (Primark) in dark colours, I think I saw Fleur bought some of these and I thought it was a good idea! Again, cheap, dark colour and they button in the front to just under the bust so good for breastfeeding, I got them in large. On top of those is a pair of hand knit socks that I love to wear in bed, they don’t go too high up my leg, and they are a little on the loose side so should be super comfy. I’ve heard people say your feet can get cold after you’ve had a baby (?) so thought I’d throw those in.
Then some miscellaneous bits, plastic bag for any wet or dirty stuff, a notebook and pen, phone charger (we always have a lead in the car) and a brand new water bottle. These are actually my favourite water bottles, I think they are around £2 from Primark, I have a black one at the moment that’s getting a bit worse for wear so I wanted to make sure I had one for the hospital. They have a built in straw and are easy to hold so seemed perfect.
A pair of flip flops (75p from Primark I think), for showering in. And then all my toiletries, I’ve got various things for holding my hair back, a few lip care options, toothpaste and mouth wash, body wash, shampoo, conditioner and a couple of face care bits. Everything I might need during labour or after birth to help me feel fresh. I’ve also got some nipple cream… Not much more to say about that.
Finally a big ol’ pack of maternity pads and THE BIGGEST granny pants I could find. For my going home outfit I just want to be comfortable, so I’ve packed a nursing bra, some super soft black jogging bottom things and a baggy t-shirt. It’s not a fashion show, I want maximum comfort (<— see what I did there, heh heh).
Have I forgotten anything!? My maternity notes are always near the door so we can grab those on our way out, I just know if I move them now I’ll loose them….