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Hospital Bag Checklist – Must haves for new Mums!

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It’s officially the New Year (we made it!) and whilst everyone will be excited to reach the other side of 2020, we thought we’d kick off this year’s blog posts with something for all the new Mums to be that are getting ready for their 2021 arrivals. So, we asked our community of parents for their top tips on what to pack in your hospital bag.

Spoiler Alert! Big knickers and snacks were a firm favourite…

For Mum 

Comfy clothes are a must! Here are some essentials our Mums suggest bringing along:

  • Dressing gown
  • Pyjamas
  • Slippers
  • Flip flops for the shower
  • Big comfy knickers!
  • Nursing bra
  • Breast pads
  • Warm socks
  • Going home outfit 

Toiletries are also vital but perhaps consider packing a few pamper treats for yourself as well! 

  • Vanity bag
  • Toothbrush
  • Toothpaste
  • Flannel
  • Deodorant 
  • Moisturiser 
  • Lip balm
  • Nipple cream
  • Towel
  • Maternity pads

Next up – food fuel to keep your energy levels up and drinks to keep you hydrated. Lucozade seemed to be a popular suggestion from our Mums. We’ve included some more ideas below…

  • Water Bottle
  • Squash
  • Flapjack
  • Energy Bars
  • Fruit
  • Nuts

Finally, some important bits and pieces to keep you comfortable and relaxed…

  • Your birth plan and hospital notes
  • Downloaded podcasts
  • Books
  • Phone charger
  • Earphones
  • Fan 
  • Own pillow & blanket
  • Eye mask

For Baby

Time to pack for your little one now. The perfect chance to pull out that going home outfit you were given for Christmas from friends or the woolly hat knitted especially for your arrival! Here are the baby essentials our Mums recommend…

  • Blanket
  • Muslin squares
  • Nappies & changing equipment 
  • Bodysuits, vests & sleep suits
  • Going home outfit
  • Socks
  • Cotton hat & scratch mittens
  • Dummies 
  • Comforter
  • Car seat

This is not a paid ad, but we found some great products we thought you might like to check out for inspiration!

For Mum Water Bottle £10.00 John Lewis | 100% Natural Vegan, Organic, Cruelty and Fragrance Free Nipple SOS £19.00 Nessa | Lip Balm £10.00 Glossier | Oliver Bonas New Mums Notebook Maternity Lounge Knit Set Hoodie £26.00 Dorothy Perkins | Maternity Lounge Knit Set Joggers £28.00 Dorothy Perkins | Reusable Maternity Pads £16.95 Eco Bravo | Cashmere Bed Socks £36.00 The White Company Trek Energy Flapjack Bar £1.19 Holland & Barrett |  Where the Crawdads Sing £7.49 Waterstones | Water Wipes £2.70 BootsMini Portable Fan £24.95 Selfridges | Bee Dusty Pink Velvet Eye Mask £25.00 Elizabeth Scarlett 

For Baby 
Bamboo Baby Swaddle Blanket £12.00 Banks-Lyon | Gold Star Muslin Swaddle £9.00 The Modern Nursery | Liewood Robbie Muslin Cloth £17.00 The Modern Nursery | Skip Hop Main Frame Changing Bag £49.99 John Lewis | Cam Cam Quilted Changing Mat in Grey Wave £30.95 Scandiborn | 3-pack cotton pyjamas £15.99 H&M | Hello Baby Set (Including Mitts, Bodysuit, Leggings, Hat & Jacket) £50.00 The White Company | Fox Comforter £11.00 Jojo Mamam Bebe | Hevea Dummy £7.50 Jojo Mamam Bebe | Warm cashmere mix booties £20.00 Trotters 

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