What do I put in my hospital bag?

Your baby is due anytime, the hospital bag is packed and you believe you are well prepared. But if this is your first baby there is a good chance you have forgotten something. So Bunny Bumpkin has prepared this guide to what you need to pack in your hospital bag. Many of these items are available from our website. Click on the highlighted items to see more details.

  • Most importantly you will need your birth plan and maternity notes.
  • Snacks and Drinks. You may be in hospital a while
  • Slippers. The hospital floors are cold and the toilets may be bit of a walk
  • Books or magazine. (Yes labour is not all pushing and screaming)
  • Dressing Gown
  • Disposable Underwear (you will leak for a while after the birth)
  • Nursing Bra for easy breastfeeding
  • Nursing Nightie or Pyjamas
  • Flannel and towel
  • A camera for that great first baby photo
  • Phone (don’t forget the charger)
  • Toothbrush, shampoo, shower gel, and other toiletries
  • Breastfeeding Pillow
  • Nursing Top to go home in.
  • Maternity Trousers (Your bump doesn’t go down straight away)
  • Disposable breast pads
  • Something warm to take baby home in, if it’s a cold day. Try this Snowsuit
  • Nappies
  • Muslin Cloths
  • Changing Bag
  • Baby Grows, Vests, Hats, Mits, Bibs. This 5 piece set is great value.

And last but not least, don’t forget to take a have a car seat in the car to take your beautiful little bunny home.

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