More like, what was…
Earlier this year. I went through many lists of what should be in my hospital bag. Some websites will show you extensive lists which will seem quite ridiculous, but to be frank it might not be. Your list will depend on how difficult it is to get to the hospital from your home. Also, if your hospital is in a busy area with lots of stores or if its isolated. Will there be a few people travelling from home to hospital and back? If so your list doesn’t have to be a long one. But if not, don’t panic! Either way better to be more prepared right?
My hospital was 20-25 minutes away from home but ofcourse (knowing the ocd girl that I am) I made sure I packed enough that nobody would need to travel. Heres what was in my hospital bag!
I posted some images of what I had in my bag so it will be easier for some of you to understand (I made a list below the pictures.) ALSO! I will let you know at the end what I ended up not using. 🙂
PS: If you’re doing this last minute, don’t worry, chances are your hospital will provide you with a lot of the things for free (eg: baby diapers, rash cream, nursing pads, nipple cream, pads) and also if you need extra you can buy them in bundle for cheap from them. 🙂
Things I didn’t end up using:
i) The breastfeeding booklet/ health info. – Your hospital and nurses will end up helping you regarding these.
ii) Bio-oil – Thats just me, I was too frustrated with other things to use it.
Things I needed to bring in:
Extra baby clothes since my baby had to stay in the nursery for a week 😐 She was healthy when we got to bring her home so thats all that mattered. 🙂
Wish you all the best! 🙂 <3