January 04, 2022 4 min read
You’ve reached the last month of your pregnancy and the countdown is on. Whether you’re planning a c-section or natural birth, now is the time to get your hospital bag ready.
It can be daunting knowing what to pack, especially if you’re a first time mum. It’s easy to over-pack, which is why we’ve put together this baby hospital bag checklist of 21 absolute "must-have" items. If you need to stay in hospital longer than expected, your partner can always bring you extra items from home if needed.
We recommend packing a separate bag for labour. This way your partner won’t have to rummage through your clothes to find things when you really need them.
Keep this checklist handy as you're packing your bags:
Your baby doesn't need much at first - just milk, warmth and love. Most hospitals provide nappies, basic baby clothing and blankets to use during your stay. Check with your hospital or birthing centre first to be sure. We recommend packing:
We'd love to hear about your experiences. Is there anything you wish you'd taken to hospital?
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