What’s in My Hospital Bag… {A Vlog}

What's in my Hospital Bag...

I’m now 36 weeks pregnant – which if you read most of the baby books is when you should pack your ‘hospital bag’. So yesterday I did just that and thought I’d record a “What’s in my Hospital Bag” video.

As you can see I’ve packed two (smaller) bags this time round, one for all my things and a second for the baby’s items. I just thought it would make it easier for my husband to know where everything was in an instant. Time will tell if it works!

Here’s My Hospital Bag Checklist…

For Me…

  • My birth plan and maternity notes.
  • Backless slip-on slippers – easy to get on and off!
  • A dark nightdress or t-shirt to wear in labour.
  • Lip balm – lips can get dry while in hospital.
  • Snacks and drinks for me and my husband while I’m in labour.
  • A hairbrush, bands and clips.
  • My own pillow from home.
  • Mobile phone and charger – for music, timing contractions and contacting loved ones.
  • Digital camera and charger.
  • A nursing bra.
  • Breast pads.
  • Maternity pads.
  • Pyjamas or nightdress to wear on the ward.
  • Toiletries – travel size products to save on space.
  • A large towel.
  • Toothbrush and toothpaste.
  • Old or cheap knickers – don’t take your best ones!
  • An eye mask and earplugs, to help me sleep.
  • A going home outfit.


For the baby…

  • Two or three sleepsuits and vests – new born size and 0-3months
  • Baby blankets.
  • A pack of nappies.
  • Cotton wool or water wipes.
  • Muslin squares.
  • Hats.
  • A going home outfit.
  • A car seat.

So here we go, here’s what’s in my hospital bags…

Items from my video include…

*My Bag  – from The DotComGiftShop

*The Baby Bag – from Skip Hop

*Nursing Bra – from Bravado

Night Slip  – from Gap

Swaddle Blanket and Burp Cloth – from aden + anais

White Cotton Baby Clothes – from John Lewis

Cellular Blankets  – from The White Company

Baby’s Going Home Outfit  – from The White Company

Find out what's in my hospital bag.

Ooh I must also remember to buy a gift for the baby from the girls and a gift to the girls from the baby. Do let me know if you have any ideas on this!

I’m now feeling very organised and ready for the big day – whenever it may be! Please do let me know if there is anything glaringly obvious I’ve missed!!

Disclaimer – Items marked * were sent to me to be reviewed. All copy and thoughts are honest and my own.