10 Must-Haves for Your Hospital Bag

Preparing for the arrival of your baby is an exciting time, and having a well-packed hospital bag can make your experience more comfortable.

Whether you're expecting your first child, second child, or supporting a fellow Mum-to-be, we've gathered the essential items recommended by our community to help you create your ultimate hospital bag checklist. Here are the top 10 must-haves for expecting Mums:

  1. Lip Balm: Keep your lips moisturised and comfortable throughout labour and after delivery.

  2. Toiletries: Pack travel-sized toiletries including a toothbrush, toothpaste, hairbrush, hair ties, deodorant, and face wipes for a quick refresh.

  3. Slippers: Stay comfortable with cosy slippers, no-skid socks, or flip flops for those hospital hallway walks.

  4. Glasses: Opt for your glasses instead of contacts during labour and delivery for ease and comfort.

  5. Nursing Bra: Choose a comfortable nursing bra to support you while breastfeeding or opt for braless comfort if preferred.

  6. Nursing Pads: Stay dry and protected with disposable nursing pads for those early breastfeeding days.

  7. Phone Charger: Ensure you can stay connected, capture precious moments, and keep loved ones updated. Pro Tip: an extension cord is always handy too. 

  8. Snacks: Pack easy-to-grab snacks like muesli bars, crackers, or trail mix to satisfy those post-delivery hunger pangs.

  9. Comfy Clothes: Bring loose lounge pants, a nursing tank, and a cosy zip-up hoodie or bathrobe for post-delivery comfort.

  10. Your Own Pillow: A little bit of home is always nice.

While these are the essential items, some additional comforts like cosy blankets, a tablet for entertainment, and overnight essentials for your partner can also be considered based on personal preference.

Once you've packed everything, simply place the bag in your car or by the front door if you're taking a taxi to the hospital. By being prepared, you'll feel more confident and ready for your bundle of joy to arrive.

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