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Hospital Bag Checklist

It's a good idea to have your bag packed and ready from 36 weeks. Click below for our checklist of essentials of what to pack for you and your new arrival. 

The Bag

This is a perfectly sized overnight bag you will use again and again. £160 jemandbea.com

FOR BABY

Nappies

We love the eco-friendly ones from Kit & Kin with sweet animals on the bum! From £8 kitandkin.com

Clothes

The starter set from Mori includes babygrows, muslins, plus a going home outfit including a hat. £158.70 babymori.com

Car Seat

The latest i-Size infant carrier, i-Snug from Joie is suitable from birth to 13kg. The seat weighs in at 3.35kg, making it one of the lightest on the market, so manoeuvring your sleeping baby couldn’t be easier. £90 mothercare.com

FOR YOU

MamaTENS uses TENS (Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation) to relieve pain by helping the body to release natural painkillers and by blocking pain signals to the brain. If you are hoping for a natural birth this bit of kit is great. £74.99 tenscare.co.uk

The Babyopathy Birthing set contains Birth Day, Labour Day and Padsicle essential oil blends. Ideal for preparing you for birth and encouraging deeper breathing, whilst the Padsicle oil is great for post-birth healing. £44.95 babyopathy.com

This nursing dress has a deep V-neck which pulls down for easy breastfeeding without any buttons. €63 francisandhenry.com

If you're choosing to breastfeed Bravado have an excellent range of nursing bras to choose from. Body Silk bra £34 bravadodesigns.com

...and don't forget the breast pads for unwanted leakage. These washable ones are super-soft and environmentally friendly. £6 johnlewis.com

These post-natal vitamins will keep your body well nourished and nutritionally balanced. £28.50 zitawest.com

Spritz For Bits helps to provide instant relief during your post-birth recovery, relieving discomfort and pain caused by bruising, stretching and swelling during childbirth. £19 myexpertmidwife.com

OTHER

Maternity notes & birth plan

Maternity pads

Flip flops (for pacing the hospital corridors)

Washbag

Phone charger

Snacks (enough for you and your partner!)

A pillow