Maternity Bag – What to Pack?

Maternity Bag – What to Pack?

Since I am only a hop, skip and jump away from full term, the maternity bag must be packed!  Yes, it is still not packed much to Steve’s horror..  it is on my list to finish today! (It is suggested you have your bag packed at around the 30+ week mark) Given this is my first pregnancy, I am certainly no expert but thought I would share what I am planning to take with me to hospital for the “big day”.  I am not sure about other mumma’s out there but I felt a little overwhelmed as to what to pack as no pregnancy is standard and advice from a few people was to pack for different scenarios… If I did that, I would need a trailer.  So after reading several lists from various sources including the hospital, other bloggers & plain old google there seems to be one common thread and that is not too pack too much.  Practical items mixed with a few home comforts is the key.  So here is my list :

  • health insurance
  • loose tshirt dress & comfy sports bra for labour ( I just went to Target for these)
  • dressing gown (cotton on)
  • day clothes ( I have gone for comfort here – ripe nursing tees & bonds black/grey yoga pants)
  • maternity bras ( I purchased some comfy bamboo bras which are seriously soft)
  • some sort of compression underwear or belly wrap
  • flip flops and comfy shoes
  • pyjamas ( I have gone for button down tee & pant sets which can be worn after)
  • socks
  • plenty of underwear (a few sizes bigger but still firm fitting, I am going with bonds)
  • an outfit to wear home – (a loose fitted tshirt dress)
  • toiletries – (the usual – toothbrush, toothpaste, body wash, shampoo & conditioner, deodorant, moisturiser, tissues, hair bands- travel sized everything where possible)
  • breast & maternity pads
  • basic make up – tinted B&B cream, blush, lip balm
  • Phone + Charger & camera
  • A few magazines (my indulgence!)

As well as my own bag there is Steve’s bag to consider and it will include:

  • phone + charger
  • cash
  • snacks (such as nuts etc)
  • a pair of board shorts (to help out in the shower if required)
  • towel
  • thongs

Of course, most importantly there will be the bubba’s bag, more on that on a later post 😉

On another note, reality has certainly kicked in now. I am officially on maternity leave,  an adjustment in itself, and potentially only weeks away from meeting baby M.  Lots of excitement and nerves in the household at present!

Thanks for checking in, love Barbara-George xo

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4 Comments

  1. Brooke Falvey - October 28, 2015

    I can’t believe the time is almost here, that’s so exciting. I hope you get to enjoy this time off before bub arrives and aren’t too busy with last minute things to do. I can’t wait to see more updates. x PS. You actually are glowing in the most lovely way. x

  2. Cath - October 28, 2015

    Great post & list, I think you have everything covered. Enjoy your last weeks of maternity leave xx Cath

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