Hospital bag retail therapy! - *Hospital bag list included*
Well, as i've had a crappy few weeks i decided i'd treat myself today and buy some lovely things for my hospital bag! When i had Poppy i realised that some small things can make a big difference to how you feel when in labour and just after so today i ordered myself the following:
*A beautiful fluffy cranberry coloured towel (a dark towel was so necessary for after i had Poppy!)
*Some nice M&S Per Una slippers
*A soft but lightweight Per Una dressing gown
*Some smellies from The Body Shop. That first wash in my Body Shop Wild Cherry soap after i had Poppy made me feel so much better. Although i couldn't decide between coconut and wild cherry again so i ordered both!
All i have left to buy now is the essentials (formula just in case, toothbrush, baby things etc) and some nighties. I feel a little better now!
ETA: I had 2 bags, one for me and one for lo. The things i'd say you need are:
*2/3 Nighties - i found button down ones best.
*A pair of Pj's if you prefer them to nighties for after the birth
*Plenty of big, cheap knickers (wouldn't buy disposable ones personally, places such as primark do great cheapies).
*Tooth brush & paste
*Deodorant (i took roll on in case i was sharing a room as i didn't want to be choking anyone with my spray!)
*Shampoo & Conditioner
*Hair dryer/straightners (i didn't take mine but i know lots of others did)
*Camera & accessories
*Comfy clothes for journey home *Maternity notes!!!
* 2/3 Vests
* 2/3 Sleepsuits
* 2/3 Hats
* Scratch mits
* Blanket for coming home
* Outfit for coming home
* Formula (if you intend to ff, you can buy ready made up mini bottles from larger Boots storeswhich saves time and effort in hospital. http://www.boots.com/en/SMA-First-In...-100ml_955186/ .)
* Muslin cloths
* Cotton wool (some hospitals don't like you using wipes on newborns)
* Nappy sacks
* Dummy if you intend to use one
* Minature wash things in case you end up bathing lo at hospital.
I know some people take things like their own pillow and water sprays etc but i didn't. Don't forget to have the car seat ready in the car, a woman on the ward with me was all ready to leave at 8pm and her hubby had forgotten to put it in the car!
oh and dark knickers, OR disposable ones, OR cheapy ones you dont care if they get ruined, as you will bleed, A LOT and will leak onto the knickers whether you are wearing a pad or not lol. a dark pair of PJ's pr a dark nightie is a good buy too.
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