What I’m packing in my hospital bag for baby and Me

I have entered the third trimester and our baby is soon to arrive. I am packing up my hospital bag and decided to share what I am packing in my hospital bag for baby and myself. When I had Keshav I was given a long list of items to buy for the hospital and I was so prepared and my bag was packed weeks ahead.

This time is more of a last minute packing situation and creating this list has helped put me at ease a bit to know I’m not missing anything.

I love making lists and getting organized. Hope my list helps you with getting ready and if you forget anything there’s always the hospital shop downstairs which I found with lots of the essential items.

 Hospital bag, baby bag, Real Life Mum

Ready for the hospital

For Baby Bag

Baby necessities

  • Nappies
  • Baby wipes
  • Baby Bum/Barrier cream
  • Baby clothing at least 5 sets for hospital stay and a set to go home including beanie, socks, vests, babygro.
  • Swaddling blanket
  • 2 x Receivers
  • Facecloths
  • Surgical spirits
  • Cotton wool
  • Baby toy
  • Baby towel
  • Baby products (bath and moisturisers)


For the baby products I was sent over a Dove baby range that I have packed into baby’s hospital bag to use for the stay.baby dove , dove, real life mum, hospital bag, baby bag

Baby Dove Range

For the mama:

 With love baby sa, pregnancy diary, journal

Pregnancy journal from With Love baby

Personal items

  • Lose fitting button down pajamas
  • Nursing bras
  • Maternity pads
  • Breast pads
  • linen savers
  • Gown
  • Disposable underwear
  • Slippers
  • Socks
  • Body Lotion, lip balm, moisturiser, shaving set, hairbrush, toothbrush, toothpaste,shampoo and conditioner
  • Medication
  • Mobile phone chargers
  • Identity document copies of father & mother for the birth certificate
  • Birth plan
  • An outfit for leaving hospital
  • Feeding pillow
  • Snacks
  • My pregnancy diary from With Love baby
  • Money if necessary

 Mrs milk, lactation bars,oat bars, hospital bag

Mrs Milk Lactation oat bars

Breastfeeding items

  • Breastfeeding bars
  • Breast pump ( if necessary)
  • Nipple cream
  • Mrs Milk Lactation oat bars to help with milk supply.


Other items

  • Gift for sibling
  • Traditional prayer/special items (frame, book, tokens)

I’m so excited to meet my little bundle. Counting down in excitement. The most magical day of my life was when I became a mum and I can’t wait to be a mum again.

Wishing you well on your journey



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