What to pack in your hospital bag can be a little daunting, especially if it is your first baby. It’s not quite the same as packing for a weekend away where you pack seven pairs of shoes and decide on the evening what to wear. There’s usually an issue with space in most hospitals so you need to try and be as compact as possible without packing too little either.
I personally had a bag for the labour ward and one for the hospital stay. If I did end up staying longer than expected , I had some clothes for baby and myself ready at home for my husband to take along if we needed them.
The Yummy Mum hospital bag has all your essentials. I have tried and tested everything in the bag and loved it – that’s why it’s there! There are of course little extras that some people like to take and that’s a personal choice. I created the Yummy Mum Hospital Bag with every Mum in mind and have extra items available on our website if you require more items in your bag.
I love this one from Baby Be Mine Maternity, its 100% cotton canvas, with a beautiful unique design and so handy for the labour ward.
The Cellular Blanket: I have used so many cellular blankets in my house over the years. They are a must in hospitals in Ireland due to the fact that they are safe and breathable for baby, the tiny holes allow air to circulate and protect your baby from overheating.
Our premium hospital bag comes with my favourite premium brand blanket from Mama Designs, this blanket feels super soft and looks high end but it doesn’t break the bank, its also very durable.
For our standard hospital bag , I tried and tested a lot of blankets! I sent two box fulls back to the factory because – did you know 100% cotton is not necessarally mean soft cotton? The best blankets I found I have used in my standard bag and they are Lilly & Dan! Yes these blankets really are amazing quality for the price and they last so well.
Baby Gown: Our premium bag comes with a beautiful baby receiving gown for baby from Baby Be Mine Maternity. Its perfect for those first pictures and comes with fold over cuffs and matching hat! It has no buttons to allow easy access changing for Mum and maximum comfort for your newborn.
Baby towel: Our premium bag comes with a super soft 100% cotton towel for your beautiful newborn.
Labour Socks: Your feet get really cold in labour – FACT! Our premium bag comes with gorgeous snug labour socks from Baby Be Mine Maternity! Cosy feet until you meet!
Muslins Cloths: You will use a lot of these! Our premium bag comes with two 100% cotton muslins, breathable and soft. Perfect for swaddling, burping & feeding!
Naif Baby Skin Care Kit: I know how important it is too look after your beautiful newborns delicate brand new skin and that’s why all our pre-packed hospital bags comes with a Naif skin care kit for baby. I used Naif on my babies from when they were born until now and I love it! Naif products are made using only natural ingredients and no nonsense. Our Naif kit comes with body lotion for your newborns skin, Shampoo, Cleansing wash gel, Nurturing cream and diaper cream! It also comes with an organic cotton bib from Imps and Elves and a unique milestone card!
Flip Flops: In every bag, a necessity for that glorious 5 minute shower!
Baby Comforter: Well we just had to! My little girl is now three and goes nowhere without her little comforter. Soft and comforting and a gorgeous keepsake that your baby will love and smell forever! For every baby in every bag!
Brush and comb set: For that beautiful soft first baby hair! For every baby in every bag!
Baby inkless print kit: I absolutely love this idea, no mess, no actual ink, but you can capture the moment and take your baby’s footprints on the day they were born! What a fabulous keepsake! This comes in all our Premium Pre-Packed Hospital bags.
Yummy Mum Birthing Plan: A great addition to your hospital bag giving you the opportunity to plan ahead for all your needs in the labour ward!
Mums toiletries: Nivea shower cream, cleansing wipes, deodorant, moisturiser and lip balm. Toothbrush and toothpaste. Hairbrush, Maternity pads and breast pads.
Baby: Waterwipes, Pampers newborn nappies.
Dad: Polo mints
Best of luck with it all ladies and let me know if you have any tips you would like to share, Carol x