For my first pregnancy I literally packed everything bar the kitchen sink in multiples of ten! To say I over packed is an understatement. This time around I feel a lot more confident about what the essentials are that I need and that less really is more when it comes to carting bags and bags of superfluous crap around the hospital, pre and post labour.
Mine And Baby’s Bag
I’ve not even bothered to pack two separate bags this time, previously I had a back pack and a small wheelie suitcase, this time I’ve gone for a multi-functioning Karrimor holdall with backpack and cross body straps, for easier lugging!
£12.00 Cath Kidston
Bounty folder with hospital notes, baby notes, birth plan
Camera and charger
Phone and charger
Old nightie/nightshirt for labour and nice fresh new PJs for after
Light dressing gown/robe, socks and slippers to be able to cool down/warm up
A comfortable, loose fitting going home outfit
Bottles of water
Toothbrush and toothpaste
Nursing Bra and Breast Pads
Old or disposable knickers/panties and Maternity Pads
Vanity Bag with moisturiser, body wash and basic make-up for pictures