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Your ultimate hospital checklist

So your 9 months is almost up and while you may not be able to prepare for what exactly will happen in that delivery suite, one thing you can prepare is your hospital bag. The most important word to remember when packing is ‘comfort’. For your hospital stay, we highly recommend packing the following;

  • Nightie: one with easy access for feeding, we recommend our BUTTERFLY PADDED MATERNITY & NURSING CHEMISEit’s flattering, comfortable and also very practical. This is also a fantastic piece you can wear during pregnancy too.

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  • Dressing gown: again, allows for easy access for feeding if required and is the perfect thing to throw on when unexpected guests arrive. The LACE MATERNITY & NURSING ROBE is our go-to.

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  • Slippers & warm socks: these are a necessity for those cold hospital floors

  • VERY comfortable undies: a few pairs for hospital and home

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  • Maternity bras: maternity bras don’t have to be ugly, there are some beautiful and extremely comfortable nursing bras and we have a lot to choose from (Link to page)

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  • Maternity Pads: some hospitals may provide you with these during your stay, but it’s a good idea to be stocked up, as you’ll need a few packs once you return from hospital.

  • Breast pads: an essential once your milk comes in. New mum tip – try a few different brands, as some vary in size and not all stick in place like they should, there are disposable and reusable options available too.\

  • Comfortable Lounge Pants: nothing too tight, you may be a little sore, our FOLD OVER LOUNGE MATERNITY PANTS are the perfect addition to your new mum wardrobe.

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  • Hair ties, bobby pins and a headband: styling your hair will be the last thing on your mind.

  • Very comfortable and loose fitting shoes: thongs/flip flops are a great option for going home in. New mum tip: once your milk comes in, you will find your feet swell up like you won’t believe, trust us on this one, the bigger fitting, the better.

  • Camera + Charger/Phone Charger: there will be a lot of photos. A lot.

  • Something to go home in: don’t forget to throw in a comfy dress/outfit in your bag too, by the time you’re ready to go home, you may be up for a few more photos with baby.

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What to pack for your new roommate:

  • 3-4 long sleeve zip grow-suits in size 0000 (or 00000 if your baby is a little smaller). New mum tip – find ones that have built in feet and allow their hands to be covered if needed, as some hospitals can be chilly.

  • 3-4 singlets or bodysuits in size 0000

  • 1 dressy take-home outfit in size 0000

  • 3 newborn beanies

  • 1 set of newborn mittens

  • 3 pairs of newborn booties or socks

  • 1 blanket

  • 2 wraps

  • 1 newborn towel

  • Newborn nappies and fragrance-free wipes: some hospitals will provide you with nappies and wipes, so check what your hospital offers

New mum tip: aim to have your bag packed at around 36 weeks and even put it in your car, so it’s one less thing to worry about. What is the number one item in your hospital bag?

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