The Hospital Bag

Mother’s Bag

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Face Wipes
Feminine Wipes
Maternity Towels
Maternity Pads
Deodorant
Toothbrush and Toothpaste
2x Flannels (for *ahem* top and bottom)
Body Wash
Shampoo and Conditioner
Disposable Knickers
Breast Pads
Towel
Nursing Bra
Drinks and Snacks
Phone Charger
Oil or Lotion
Lip Balm

Still to Pack:

Slippers
Loose fitting clothes to leave hospital in
Socks
Birth Plan and Maternity Notes
Lightweight Dressing Gown
Spare Knickers
Open Fronted/Buttoned Sleep Shirt or Nightie

 

Baby’s Bag

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Baby’s Clothes:

Selection of Sleepsuits and Vests
Scratch Mits
Hat
Special Leaving Hospital Outfit (non-essential but adorable!)
Cardigan

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Baby’s Supplies:

Nappies
Muslin Cloths
Baby Wipes
Cotton Pads
Starter Pack Milk (as a back up)
Blankets
Car Seat (and Isofix)
Travel Changing Mat

This is not a definitive list but it is a combination of online lists and the advice of other recent mothers. I’m sure there are a number of things I have forgotten so feel free to suggest other items!

Hope this helps any other expectant mothers packing their hospital bags for the first time 🙂