I’ve had Rabbit’s hospital bag packed for a little while now and thought I’d share what’s inside. It was relatively easy to pack his one compared to mine as there’s not as much that he’ll need. In fact the hardest part was choosing between all of his lovely little outfits and I’m sure I’ll be swapping and changing some of them over the next few days!
I looked at a few different hospital lists from various pregnancy sites which were all pretty much the same and combined all of the essentials for the little man. I also spoke to lots of other mummies to find out what they actually needed and didn’t.
My plan is to be in and out of hospital as quickly as possible but as you all know these things don’t always go to plan so I’m trying to cater for a couple of days without taking too much!
SO initially I had a larger bag but even with all of Rabbit’s things in and a bit extra it was still too big so I went for this patent shopper bag from Primark. It’s a few years old so I don’t mind it getting dirty (not that it would) but it’s also wipe clean so easy to get off any hospital germs.
It has a magnetic fastener at the top to secure it and it’s sits up well so the contents shouldn’t all spill out!
Now it may look small but I think it’s quite deceiving because look at everything that I can fit inside! I can actually do it up without anything poking out of the top but I quite liked the Rabbit and blanket to be visible for the picture – sad I know haha
So for little mans comfort I have this super soft Rabbit comforter which is from the woodland range at, yep you guessed it, my favourite baby store – Kiddicare! I’m hoping it’ll be his favourite so I thought I’d introduce them to each other early!
I also included his blanket which was on sale from £15 to £4.99 at Matalan. I bought it before I knew whether Rabbit was a girl or a boy and I just love the colour! We’ll probably just use it for the journey home as I’m sure he’ll be warm enough in his clothes at the hospital.
I’ve also popped a dummy in there. Now I’m not planning on using one, I’m hoping that he never will have one but I thought I’d pop it in just in case. In fact that may get taken out last minute so I don’t give in to temptation and just persevere without… we’ll see!
I didn’t pack much in the way of toiletries as I don’t want to use any products on him for the first few days. I was told by my midwife to bring cotton wool incase the hospital don’t provide it so I’ve got that for changing his bum, and of course, some nappies. I packed 10 which will hopefully be enough but if not I’m sure Pete can pop to the shop for more!
I’ve also popped in a muslin and may actually put another one just in case!
Clothes wise the general consensus of all of the baby lists was 2-3 vests, 2-3 sleepsuits and a going home outfit; so I just went for 4 of each!
All of the sleep suits are newborn so hopefully he’s not teeny tiny or a chunky monkey!The 2 on the left with the fire engines on are from Next and are fab because they have the arm holes that fold over babies hands so save me the hassle of popping on mittens!
The brown one with the foxes is from GAP and is probably my favourite. It’s really different (the foxes have moustaches and crowns on) and I like that it does up with a zip!
The last one is from TKMaxx and if you can’t tell from the picture has little elephants on it. This one again does up with a zip so is really convenient!
For the vests I decided on short sleeved. I think being April, long sleeved may be a little too warm for him and sleeveless too cool so short sleeved is a happy medium!
The first two, the blue and white stripy and the blue and white stars are from my best friend Paige, her mum Hayley and sister Kirby. They’re really soft and are newborn from Carter.
The two on the right are from my mum and dad, they bought them the day we found out that Rabbit’s a boy! They’re from Debenhams and have a circus theme which is really cute!
They’re all newborn however the two from Carter are a little slimmer and longer than the other two which are more short and wide!
I’ve also popped in a pair of socks incase he’s ever just in a vest. I’m really not sure as I don’t know what the temperature will be like but some of the lists say to pack socks. These ones I love because they look like little trainers and are from my friend Steph.
I did end up popping a pair of mittens in for when he’s wearing the vests alone or the two sleep suits that don’t have attached hand covers. I didn’t put a hat in simply because all of the hats I have I think would be a little large, so if I find a smaller one I’ll pop it in but if not he can keep snuggle in my arms!
Have I missed anything? Or is there anything that I’ve included but won’t need? I’d love to hear you’re feedback!
Thanks for reading 🙂