So I've collected all the things to go in my hospital bag (although I'm aiming for a HWB but am keeping an open mind if we can't)- What do I put all the stuff in?? A holdall? A suitcase? Ten Tesco's packets??
I don't want to look like a bag lady if we have to go in, but I've also spent a teeny bit too much on cute baby clothes and Bamboozle nappies, so probably have a budget of £10 to spend... if that! Help please!
Borrow a bag!! I borrowed one I'd given my mum as a b/d present a few years back. It's a second hand massive fake fur creation and big enough for everything. My DP also has a small rucksack with his stuff in. x
just use whatevr you have i just had one holdall type bag. unless you have complications you'll be out in a couple of days. and if you're kept in any longer than that you can get dp/dh to bring more stuff in for you.
you rteally only need a couple of days worth of stuff.
oh and I would pack some disposables for the hospital anyway. what're you going to do with the dirty cloth nappies??? i am a BIG cloth fan btw, have used it with both of mine, but I did have disposables in hosp with ds1 because it was just easier to get rid of them than have them pile up and then take home to wash
FOr babies, don't forget little hats! The hospital were aghast at me for not having any. Babies need: nappies, vests, babygrows (or top and trousers if you're that way inclined), hats and a blanket to wrap them in. If you're driving home, they won't let you leave without a car seat. Good luck!
I had a changng bag for the essentials these came in with us, and I had a rucksack with stuff in it for a stay and any topups DP brought in for me. No point in lugging loads in with you it's a waste of time!
I just packed:
Camera, maternity towels, deoderant, toothbrush/toothpaste, 2 sets of clean clothing, slippers, dressing gown, wash bag full toiletries, flannel, 3 babygro's, 3 vests and a pack of disposable nappies.