What to pack for the hospital when having a baby?

Call me naïve, but when I was first pregnant the idea that came to mind when they asked if I had my hospital bag packed by the front door, was a small rucksack-type bag with a few bits.

However, when the time came for me to start preparing what I needed I was shocked. How could such a short stay in a hospital with me, my husband and our little bundle require so much stuff? When I laid it all out, I needed a big suitcase for a 2-week holiday…not a little rucksack by the door…do you realise how small my hallway is??

Then I realised maybe it wouldn’t just be one bag but then maybe 3 or 4 bags!!

  • One for me, before birth
  • One for me, for after birth
  • One for baby
  • One for daddy…

And that’s not including the ‘extras’ that I thought I might like, such as the birthing ball and my pillow…oh and the car seat!!!

Blimey, it was a minefield. So to make things easy for you, I have created a simple checklist of what you need to pack for your stay in the hospital when having a baby.

Make sure that you have everything you need for your stay. I have everything covered in this single page checklist, for mum (before and after birth), baby and your birth partner.

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