Hospital Bag for Baby & Me... what do I need?

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  • CreditCardJunkieCreditCardJunkie Forumite
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    Honestly I didn't need half of what I packed! The things I was extremely glad of were;
    - INDUSTRIAL pads...my waters leaked for 24hrs and I had to be induced, the hospital didn't provide anything so without these I'd have been in a soaking bed for 12hrs. I used these ones https://www.always.co.uk/en-gb/shop-products/sanitary-towels/always-maxi/sanitary-towels-with-wings-always-maxi-long (got them in b&m).
    - An old towel, again handy for the leaking.
    - Cold bottled water. I don't like tap water. I had bottled water in the freezer with cold packs at home & kept an insulated bag on top of my hospital bag to remind me. Honestly 24 hrs later the water was still cold and it was lush! This was also used in labour with a cloth on my head and it was nice.
    - Nice shower gel. I got a shower after and it was a nice comfort.
    With regards to baby, I packed approx 50 nappies and 10 baby grows. I was out less than 24hrs after the birth. I used one baby grow, 1 outfit and not very many nappies.
    Best of luck!
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  • Hi @loveabargain13

    This is what I had put together for our baby, partner and mom...

    Hospital Bag
    Things to bring for Partner
    Blanket
    Pillow
    Toiletteries
    Clothes
    Food
    Night suit
    For Mom to be
    Comfortable clothes to labour
    Toiletteries
    Tooth brush
    Tooth paste
    Unscented shower gel
    Hair Brush
    Plastic Bag
    Mobile Phone charger
    Bath Towel
    Hand Towel
    Clothes
    Slippers
    Socks
    Underwear
    Maternity sanitary pads
    A mirror if you are using birthing pool
    Inflatable pillow
    Music cds
    vaseline
    clothes to go home
    hairband
    1 pound for chair
    Water
    Food
    Nursing Bras
    For Baby
    Approx 12 nappies
    3x baby gros
    3x baby vests
    camera
    Car seat
    Mittens
    Cap
    Baby Wipe
    Socks
    Shoes
    Night suit
    All in one snow suit
    Cotton wool balls
    leggings

  • edited 19 September 2020 at 10:38AM
    MrsStepfordMrsStepford Forumite
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    edited 19 September 2020 at 10:38AM
    Saw an ad online at Nutmeg (Morrisons) for a baby bag with clothes etc recently. 
    ASDA magazine article https://www.asdagoodliving.co.uk/style/what-to-put-into-your-hospital-bag-when-expecting
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