What’s in my hospital bag?

hospital bag

Having had 2 previous premature births, and with this baby being a bit of a tinker, I decided it was high time I packed my bags for the hospital. Baby could come any time now, and I want to make sure I have everything I need. 

What’s in my bag?

packing the hospital bag

  • 2 pairs of pyjamas
  • Lightweight dressing gown
  • Slippers
  • Towel
  • Big knickers 😉
  • 2 packs of maternity pads
  • Nursing bra
  • puzzle books and a book to read
  • Loose fitting clothes for going home – maternity joggers and a tshirt

What’s in my wash bag?

  • Hairbrush and hairbands
  • Toothbrush and toothpaste
  • Lip balm
  • Dry shampoo
  • Moisturiser
  • Body spray
  • Shower gel
  • Shampoo and conditioner

I think it’s worth getting travel sized products for the hospital bag – you don’t want to carry any more than you have to! I am using a large holdall for all my bits and bobs.

packing the hospital bag

What’s in the baby bag?

packing the hospital bag

  • Blanket
  • Packet of first size nappies
  • Baby wipes
  • Red baby book
  • Cardigan x 1
  • Hats x 2
  • Muslin cloths x 2
  • Bibs x 2
  • Bodysuits x 4
  • Sleepsuits x 4
  • Cord tie

We also have the car seat base installed in the car and I will put the car seat in too. I am using a Pink Lining Blooming Gorgeous change bag for all the baby’s things. They are surprisingly spacious, and there are lots of pockets to keep everything in order and easy to find on the day. The nappies, wipes and clothes are all in the main section of the bag. The cord tie is in a side pocket. The red baby book is at the back with the wipe clean changing mat that comes with the bag. The hats are in one interior pocket, the bibs and muslins in another. It’s all very neat and tidy and it should be easy to just grab what we need.

packing the hospital bag

packing the hospital bag

Not only does it work well as a baby bag for the hospital, it will have a second use as my changing bag once baby arrives – isn’t it just gorgeous? It’s one of those bags I don’t mind carrying everywhere because it’s so pretty to look at!

I feel a lot more organised now that the bags are packed, and at least if baby makes an early appearance we can just grab and go. Now I just need to pack some bags for the older children so we can drop that at my mums when the time comes. For now, I feel a bit more ready. That doesn’t mean you can come JUST yet baby, but at least when you do we have everything you need. We can’t wait to meet you.



  1. Karl Borowy
    June 18, 2015 / 9:51 pm

    blooming great idea

  2. Tracy
    June 19, 2015 / 1:52 pm

    Just read your birth story, so I’m a bit of a snotty mess lol. I LOVE your Pink Lining bag SO much!!!

  3. Katie
    June 19, 2015 / 6:40 pm

    This bit scares me because once I start packing the bag it’s definitely real and definitely happening. Exciting, but also scary!

  4. Kat Allinson
    June 19, 2015 / 8:06 pm

    Your pink lining bag is gorgeous, and you’re so organised!

  5. Sharon
    June 20, 2015 / 6:54 pm

    love the bag

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