I packed my hospital bag and diaper bag at 35 weeks. My last two pregnancies, I delivered around the 40 week mark, so I decided not to pack too much earlier than that.
One of the best gifts that helped me pack the essentials and kick start this duty was the luxury labour bag. It is truly amazing and has different bag options to chose from. I received the Classic Mama bag which included the following;
Herschel Novel duffle bag in your choice of either Light Grey or Black.
Toiletries bag including:
Natural salt toothpaste
Ponytailmail hair ties
Disposable maternity underwear (great for both natural and C-section deliveries)
Natracare maternity pads
Pacifica-purify coconut water make-up wipes
Natracare nursing pads
Earth Mama Angel Baby Milkmaid Tea
Earth Mama Angel Baby nipple butter
Burt’s Bees lip balm
Acure Argan oil
EO Coconut Lemon hand sanitizer
Pen and notepad
Water cup with straw
Folder for your important documents
Natural vegan fruit jellies
Earth Mama Angel Baby bum spray
Amazing right! They took all the hard work off my shoulders. They also gave me a checklist of the rest of items that I would need to pack.
These are the items I added to my hospital bag;
My beautiful Robe with matching swaddle set by Milkmaid Goods in the Blush Butterfly design. www.milkmaidgoods.com
My cozy personalized hospital gown by GiftGown. www.giftgowns.com
Things to help you relax or pass the time, such as books and magazines
Pillow. I need my pillow!
A going-home outfit, definitely my lulu’s!
Phone ChargerSome light makeup (concealer, powder & some blush to freshen up those cheeks)
Nightshirt wrap or t-shirt. Front-opening shirts are useful in the early days of breastfeeding
I packed a separate bag for the baby. The things I packed in my wicked Fawn Design diaper bag are; www.fawndesign.com
Two or three sleepers for baby to wear while you are in hospital from newborn to 1 month old. I also packed her beautiful Milk Snob gown and hat. www.milksnob.com
Personalized Baby blanket by Thimble Theory which is absolutely amazing and so soft! www.thimbletheory.com
A couple of outfits for coming home (will decide at the hospital)
Diapers (I prefer pampers)
One pair of socks
A couple of hats/turban’s
Personalized plaques made by Happily with Love www.happilywithlove.com
And voila, all ready to go. I set them by the front door so it’s easier to grab and go when the time arrives. Lol Hopefully sooner than later.