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. June 9, 2015 / 12:18 pm

    Aw I love this bag. I wish hospital bags were this pretty when I was pregnant 9 and 13 years ago. Many congratulations on the arrival of your new little girl #triedtested x
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  2. June 9, 2015 / 12:43 pm

    I love that changing bag, the pattern and colours are great. #TriedTested

  3. June 9, 2015 / 1:52 pm

    I’m in love with your changing bag! It is indeed blooming gorgeous! Oh the excitement of it all. I can almost recall what it was like. Good luck! Look forward to seeing photos of your new little one 🙂 #triedtested.
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  4. June 9, 2015 / 2:25 pm

    What a lovely bag, looks like you were well organised.
    I took everything but the kitchen sink hehe!.
    Congrats x
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  5. June 9, 2015 / 2:58 pm

    What a fab Baby Bag, I love the floral designs, perfect to brighten up your hospital room. A beautiful bag to match a beautiful baby girl, congratulations again.

  6. June 9, 2015 / 6:39 pm

    Oo I LOVE the print of this bag!!

  7. June 9, 2015 / 7:15 pm

    Wow! That was lucky – packed just in time. Big congratulations and I hope you and baby are doing well xx #triedtested
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  8. June 9, 2015 / 7:32 pm

    I do love Pink Lining bags, they’re one of the few I’ve not yet tried though! I hope it all worked well for you when your gorgeous girl made her arrival, I wish I’d known about cord ties last year, next time!xx #triedtested
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  9. LittleOandme
    June 9, 2015 / 8:42 pm

    The print on that bag is just gorgeous, I had a pink lining changing bag when Oliver was a baby and I loved it.

  10. June 11, 2015 / 3:17 pm

    It’s a good job you got organised in plenty of time – you were right that you would be needing your bags soon! Pink Lining bags look like they’re a great size and layout but the patterns/designs are just not my style at all unfortunately!
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  11. June 11, 2015 / 9:58 pm

    Such careful preparation and planning. I hope that my husband and I are as coordinated as you when the time comes! But of course Congratulations! I hope you and your baby are doing splendidly.

  12. June 12, 2015 / 12:45 pm

    Ooh that changing bag is gorgeous! Such a pretty fabric. Obviously you’ve had your little bundle now so all set going forward too! x
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