Tuesday, 30 June 2015

What's In Baby Girl's Hospital Bag

Storksak Bailey Changing Bag in Coral - £125 Natural Baby Shower
I can't even believe we're at the hospital bag stage, but here we are! I have been slowly packing little bits every now and again but with having a few false alarms recently, I decided just to get them finished so I could be calmer about what was coming with us. Pinterest helped me out a lot, I searched for hospital bag and found tons of different checklists so combined a few options.

I've packed 2 separate bags, mainly because I just want to take half of the house! Baby girl's bag is her Storksak Bailey changing bag which is huge, but boy does it need to be bigger.

1 Swaddle Blanket
1 Cellular Blanket
Jelly Kitten Bashful Bunny Soother
Since getting pregnant I read a lot about the Aden & Anais products and decided to try out the Jungle Jam muslin swaddle in the bird print. Natural Baby Shower offered 10% off so I went with them and delivery was super fast! I have also packed a Clair de Lune cellular blanket since this was recommended by the hospital.

My favourite part of the hospital bag is this gorgeous Jelly Kitten Bunny Soother, it's so soft! I'm now obsessed with Jelly Cat to say the least and she owns a reasonable collection.

3 Hats | 2 Pairs of Socks
1 Booties | 2 Pairs of Scratch Mitts
Most of the items I've packed have built in scratch mitts, but just in case I've also got 2 spare pairs. 2 pairs of socks may not be enough so I may pack another.

I also have 1 full pack of Pampers first size nappies since we have had tons gifted, along with a few trial packs of spares. WaterWipes have become my obsession, I think it's due to the packaging but I've been stocking up in bulk when there's offers. I've heard such great things! Nappy sacks, for obvious reasons..A few miniature travel sized items that were in Emma's Diary packs may come in handy too, but I doubt we'll use them all.
2 Bibs
3 Short Sleeve Vests (various sizes)
3 Muslin Squares
2 Soothers
You may notice a theme throughout...everything is mainly white. As much as I love pink, I didn't want to overload her bag with pink and most things were purchased or gifted before we knew she is a girl. My Mother-in-Law gifted us with plenty of The Little White Company in the first size so it seemed perfect to pack all of these items.

I'm also in love with the cat based muslin square on the far right, this is by a brand called Angel Dear based in the US that I found in TK Maxx. It's so soft and will be used a lot I can already tell!

4 Babygrows/Sleepsuits (various sizes)
Coming home outfit
The coming home outfit is really special to me and my husband, it's the first outfit we bought and was on the way back from our second scan at 12 weeks. We'd had the all clear and picked up this 8 piece set so this had to be her first outfit. It's first size, so I'm hoping this fits her!

I think that's everything that I've packed, along with some cotton wool pads that I'm yet to put in there. Of course I'll be using my hospital notes between now and then, but this will be added. I do plan to breastfeed but should it not go as planned, we've picked up some ready-made formula milk bottles so will take those too. I keep adding and changing bits so the contents may well change up to the last minute depending on the weather.

I did tons of research before packing everything and notice that the list differs hugely depending on where you're from and the particular hospital you're giving birth at. I will be doing my hospital bag post once I've finished that soon. I hope this helps if you're due to pack your hospital bag.

Is there anything else you think I should pack for baby girl? 

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