Babies hospital bag

In 2 days I will be 34 weeks pregnant and after watching my 739th YouTube video on 'baby's hospital bag' I've finally packed our own little boys bag. I don't think it's excessive (definitely not as excessive as some) maybe the only thing I have overpacked is baby clothes as I'm taking both newborn and 0-3month size to be safe. 

So here's what I've packed 

  • Car seat: this isn't packed yet but OMG I need to remember it: at what point does it no longer look wierd to have it at my front door ready to go? 
  • Baby blanket  (cellular and a fleecy one for the journey home)
  • Baby towel (do I need this? UK?)
  • A pack of newborn nappies  
  • Baby wipes & cotton wool  
  • Muslin cloths
  • A bottle and ready made formula just incase I can't breast feed 
  • 2 x newborn outfits (babygrow, vest and hat) 
  • 2 x 0-3 month outfits  
  • Cardigan (one of each size) 
  • Going home outfit (one in each size)

For me (no photos because my clothes aren't almost as near cute as babies), I've packed:

  • My hospital notes (or will do, Lauren don't forget!) 
  • 2 nighties that can be buttoned up (easy breast access)
  • A dressing gown 
  • A fluffy pillow (home comforts)
  • Some slipper socks & flip flops (fashion is out of the window - purely practical so I can wear the flip flops in the shower) 
  • High waisted knickers (I bought these delicious things off Amazon here)  
  • A nursing bra (seriously the most comfortable things ever! I'm not sure I will ever go back to underwired bras even if I have spaniel ear breasts)
  • To go home in iv packed 2 comfy outfits: high waist leggings, strappy top and a denim shirt and loose joggers, v-neck tshirt and jumper (hopefully I won't have to stay in but might end up using both)
  • Toiletries: your usual toothbrush, shampoo, conditioner (no plans to wash my hair), shower gel, flannel, face wash, lip balm, moisturiser etc)
  • Maternity pads (yuk) 
  • Phone charger, spare change, maybe my camera (if I have chance to pack it)  
  • Breast pads and nipple balm  
  • Snacks: crisps, sweets, cereal bars and my SIL suggested frozen capri-suns (nothing worse than a warm drink when you are parched) 
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This one is Mothercare newborn size and looks a bit small, but it's my favourite and so SO soft so it's GOT to come! even if there is a chance babies legs will be too long and it won't fit.

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This one's also newborn size from boots but an inch or two longer so ... hopefully it has more chance of fitting.

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And his going home outfit with the cutest cardi with bear ears from M&S πŸ’œ 

His other cardi is handknitted by my gran which I LOVE!! Doesn't it make it that extra bit special when it's made by a family member? 

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The 0-3 month clothes just don't look as cute. I really hope he fits into his newborn, even if only for a few days. Only time will tell! 

OK, I will post one picture of what i've packed, just because I look so rediculous it's funny. I think it's safe to say the sock and flip flop combo will be the least of my worries.

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Also, this may seem a bit OTT but let me explain ...

In a few of the youtube videos I have seen, the mum to be's have put their baby outfits in zip-lock bags as I have below. The reason for this is:

  • Hospital aren't the cleanest places so in the bag, clothes are safe for the time being.
  • If baby needs changing, clothes can go back into a bag without getting everything else dirty.
  • But mostly, It's been me that has packed and unpacked and packed (and unpacked and packed) the hospital bag, I know what's in it but Rob won't have a clue. If, god forbid, I have to have a C-section or an epidural, Rob will be able to just pick a bag out and have everything he needs (a hat, a vest, a sleepsuit) without me saying "not that, that's not a vest" "that's the wrong size" or "that's for going home in"and both of us getting frustrated.
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Let me know if you think i've missed anything. Did any of you pack anything for your husband and anything to keep him entertained if my grunting doesn't suffice?

Lauren x