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Which is the best Pregnancy hospital bag?

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daddyandmamma Wed 09-Dec-15 10:25:13

I have plenty of information (I think) on the contents of the Pregnancy hospital bag, but I need help and advice on the best bag to put it all in. I was thinking of a Babybjorn Changing Bag Sofo.

Daffydil Wed 09-Dec-15 10:27:07

I've just got a small hold all for the baby bits, a sports bag, and a larger over night sized bag for my bits. Nothing special.

Gaudete Wed 09-Dec-15 10:27:40

All my stuff went into a little wheely suitcase because the hospital had very loooooooooong corridors and I didn't want to have to lug a bag around.

Justmuddlingalong Wed 09-Dec-15 10:28:36

Christ on a bike! confused

QforCucumber Wed 09-Dec-15 10:32:19

For my hospital bag I'm just using a small handluggage sized suitcase, nothing special for it.

GinIceAndASlice Wed 09-Dec-15 10:38:11

I had 3 bags! A small one for labour and an over night bag/holdall for me and the baby. But any type will do to be honest.

In addition a small hand luggage type suitcase which had emergency back up stuff for a longer stay, although I left that in the car until it was needed so I didnt need to clutter up my space. Unfortunately I had an emergency c-s do the back up bag was used.

Lj8893 Wed 09-Dec-15 10:42:05

Just a normal type hold-all will be fine, I don't think you need anything fancy or special hmm either one big bag for you and baby, or two smaller ones.

jamtartandcustard Wed 09-Dec-15 14:20:47

I'm using my pink lining yummy mummy bag. i'm not planning on hanging around very long (if at all. may still have a homebirth, i'm deciding on the day)

Hufflepuffin Wed 09-Dec-15 17:17:37

I had a small wheelie suitcase in the hospital (was induced so had to be prepared for a 3 day stay) and a large tote bag in the car with a pillow, whole pack of nappies & maternity pads etc.

Runningupthathill82 Wed 09-Dec-15 17:54:27

Eh? Just whatever you usually use for weekends away, or as a large gym bag, surely? Mine is a £3 canvas holdall from Decathlon.
I thought the change bag madness was bizarre enough, but hospital bag madness is a new one.

ginmakesitallok Wed 09-Dec-15 17:57:30

Like pps have said, ANY bag will do!

Boredofthinkingofnewnames Wed 09-Dec-15 18:01:44

Are there special hospital bag bags?!

doceodocere Wed 09-Dec-15 18:03:17

I've got a small suitcase I'm fond of, it's packed with stuff for the baby and me for day 1.

There's another bag which I will label days 2/3 and leave in the car for DH to bring in. I'm having a planned section so will be in for 2 nights.

I'd recommend a large wetbag for all the things that need to go home to be washed; meconium stained baby clothes, blood and sweat stained nighties etc.

Don't worry too much about the type of bag.

Lj8893 Wed 09-Dec-15 18:20:59

Anyway OP, I've just looked up the bag you are contemplating and there is no way you will fit all you need in there for hospital.

You just need a large sports bag or 2 smaller ones. Needn't cost much!

PamBagnallsGotACollage Wed 09-Dec-15 19:43:50

Just a normal weekend bag ISO me for your stuff and stuff for baby. I had one for each of us as I was having a section so knee id be in longer, hence needed more stuff.

You really don't need a special bag just for the hospital. Choose a nice changing bag for afterwards though. smile

Bishboshbash Wed 09-Dec-15 19:46:56

I just used a nike holdall that we had already. You don't need a special bag! I ended up staying for a week anyway so DH took stuff home to wash/brought new stuff in anyway.

SpendSpendSpend Wed 09-Dec-15 19:49:19

Ive just looked up that bag. I think it far too small for a hospital bag.

Go to your local market and buy a small suitcase on wheels with a pull handle, that would be much better.

Ughnotagain Wed 09-Dec-15 19:50:40

Yeah you really don't need a special bag.

I took a little wheely (hand luggage sized) suitcase for my stuff. We'd already bought a Mamas & Papas changing bag so put all baby's stuff in there. Then DH brought his own backpack.

And I still had to get him to bring me more stuff because I didn't have enough clothes and forgot my shampoo...

cashewnutty Wed 09-Dec-15 20:04:43

You need a massive hold all filed with mars bars. That's all.

cashewnutty Wed 09-Dec-15 20:05:07

Or maybe even filled smile

DinoSnores Wed 09-Dec-15 20:36:35

I used my hand luggage suitcase as well. No need to buy a special bag.

poocatcherchampion Wed 09-Dec-15 20:38:19


Knottyknitter Wed 09-Dec-15 20:39:43

Hand luggage for me, gym hold all for dp's stuff.

Glitterspy Wed 09-Dec-15 20:45:06

cashew grin

A changing bag alone isn't big enough. A weekend bag/ holdall is. Good idea of the pp who suggested putting the baby's stuff into a changing bag, and your snacks stuff into a holdall/wheelie, I'm in for cs next week so might do that...

daddyandmamma Fri 11-Dec-15 07:39:37

Thank you for all the replies. As you can see we are new to this.
I even asked my silly question in a baby and mother shop and was offered a free canvas bag from under the counter!

It's great to be able to ask questions here though. We are in Sweden and miles (km) from anywhere and anyone.

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