What to pack in your hospital bag

What to pack in your hospital bag

There is an overwhelming amount of (often contradictory) information out there on what you should include in your hospital bag. As it turns out, you really don't need very much at all. I know this because my hospital bag was stolen from my car the day before I went into labour, and I wanted for (almost) nothing during my time in the hospital. So consider this 'the minimalist's hospital bag' list. Your bank balance will thank you! 

Your bag

  • Eye mask & ear plugs
  • Portable fan - labour wards are HOT 🥵 
  • Nursing bras
  • Black, loose clothing
  • Maternity pants 
  • Hair bands
  • Toiletries
  • Going home outfit
  • Colostrum in a cool bag (if you've harvested any)
  • Extra long phone charger

Your baby's bag

  • Hat x 3
  • Short sleeved vests
  • Sleepsuits with feet and roll down mitts. 
  • Cellular blanket 
  • Going home outfit
  • Nappies
  • Nappy cream
  • Wet wipes or cotton pads
  • Muslins