I've had my bag packed for a long time ready for a long stay in QMC, but now plans have changed and I'm allowed to have baby in my local hospital. I'm not wanting to take 2 weeks of stuff with me, so just wondering what do you pack in a hospital bag for a few days stay. just want to slim my bags down.
3 babygrows and vests, nappies, cotton wool, baby hat and gloves, baby cardigan. Nightdress/pjs, housecoat, slippers, wash bag and hand towel, bath towel, change of clothes, spare nightware, sanitary towels, breast pads, underwear (pref. disposable knickers). Anything else can be bought in for you by someone else, if you need them to. Still quiet a list though.
Nappies, wipes, a couple of baby bodysuits and sleepsuits, a hat, scratch mitts if there aren't some incorporated into the sleepsuits, something warm for baby to come home in, a nightie to give birth in (ideally a big loose cotton monstrosity), a nicer nightie / PJs to sleep in overnight, warm socks as feet can get chilly in labour, pack of disposable knickers, lots of maternity pads, a nursing bra, breast pads, Lansinoh (if you're going to breastfeed), a change of clothes (jogging bottoms or something comfy as bump will have gone down a bit but still be there for a few days), snacks for labour, your washbag and hairbrush etc. Hmm think that about has it covered!