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Packing a hospital bag for your stay. Don't forget those essential items.
Going into hospital for any reason can be unsettling so we have created a checklist to help in the process. This hospital bag checklist has a list of all the basic and essential items you will need with you.
A hospital bag Checklist has been created to help anyone going into the hospital. Whether for tests, surgery or giving birth here are some of the items you will need to pack for a hospital stay.
All trips to the hospital require some basic elements as part of a hospital bag. We hope this hospital bag checklist can help.
Comfortable clothes are essential while in hospital. You don’t want anything too tight and uncomfortable.
Night wear, dressing gown and slipper. Dressing gown can be worn walking around and can keep you warm. Slippers will keep you warm and making it easier to move around the ward.
Its such an exciting time waiting for a new baby to arrive but what essentials might you need for labour and the birth.
We have put together this Hospital Bag Checklist to help :-)
Packing a hospital bag with what you'll need for labour and birth can be quite a big list. This is a basic idea what you should think about including in your hospital bag.
Something loose and comfortable to wear during labour and additional clothes to wear after the birth.
Toothbrush and paste, deodorant, hairbrush, soap or shower gel, hair bands, and other essentials to your toiletries.
You will want a shower or bath after the birth so bring a warm and fluffy towel to wrap yourself in.
Breasts will be much larger than usual and if you’re planning to breastfeed nursing bras are much easier. Nipple cream
Packing a hospital bag for yourself and your baby. What should I pack for my baby?
Bodysuits, vests and sleepsuits. Going home outfit, a hat, scratch mittens and socks or booties.
Plenty of newborn nappies. You might be surprised how many you will use. Expect at least six wet nappies and a couple poopy ones a day.
Keep baby warm and snuggled. Ideal for tucking into a pram, car seat baby will feel warm and safe wrapped up.
Muslin squares small cloth that ca be used when feeding a baby to wipe their mouths and clean up sick. It is also useful to place over your shoulder when winding, protecting your clothing from the sick. Bibs are placed around the baby neck to keep its clothes clean and dry.
As well as packing your hospital bag you should plan how you'll get to the hospital.
Car Maintenance: Make sure it's running well
Fuel: Keep the car full of fuel
Friend: Have two friends on standby in case one cant make it.
Back Up Plans: Always have a backup plan
The NHS has a video on Hospital Bag Checklist NHS