Hospital Bag Essentials and FIRST EVER BLOG POST!


When I spoke about my hospital bag on Instagram Stories there was a lot of interest in it so I thought it would make for a good first post! Short and sweet too, which, given the newborn tiredness fug I'm in, suits me for the time being. With regards to the blog itself, I plan on making this a space to keep posts on things that interest me: food, books, feminism, body positivity, parenting, and just general lifestyle bits and bobs. Fingers crossed I can find the energy to post regularly, it's not like I'm short of things to say!

So here it is, my hospital bag list from baby number two, born in late April, it was a great bag, I had everything I needed but not too much stuff either. Any questions feel free to pop them in the comments. Thanks xx

For me:

  1. Nightie for giving birth
  2. 2 x dark coloured pyjamas, breastfeeding accessible
  3. Dressing gown
  4. Socks x 3
  5. Flip flops
  6. Slippers
  7. Comfy big underwear in dark colour x 4
  8. Nursing bras x 2
  9. 2 x print off Birth/Postpartum Preferences (I'll do another blog on this some day)
  10. Comfy outfit/loungewear x 2 (plan to get dressed during day after showering)
  11. Toiletries (toothbrush/toothpaste/shampoo/shower gel/skincare/lip balm/makeup/hypericum calendula ointment/laxative)
  12. Hairbrush & bobbins
  13. Phone charger (extra long)
  14. Maternity pads
  15. Breast pads
  16. Breast angel silver cups
  17. Multimam compresses
  18. Squirty sports water bottle for using when peeing
  19. 2 x dark bath towels

For baby:

  1. 3 onesies
  2. 4 vests
  3. Hat
  4. Cardigan for going home
  5. Newborn nappies
  6. Water wipes
  7. 4 muslin cloths