What’s in Rabbit’s hospital bag?

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!

photo-30 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

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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 Β£15 to Β£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!photo 4-26

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!photo 2-48

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!

photo 3-32 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.
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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 πŸ™‚

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17 Comments

  • Jenny
    21st March 2014 at 7:58 pm Reply

    Looks great. So smart to keep it limited. It only takes a few minutes for your other half to pop out and grab anything you find out you need. I packed way too much of what I didn’t need the first time and didn’t use half of it. Second time she came so early I hadn’t even packed yet and it was no biggie for mr p to grab a few things and bring them back for me. I would recommend more muslin cloths than one. I used a lot because Missy Moo vomited a lot after feeding at first. You might want to put one down over what the hospital gives you too. Just an idea. I wish you so much luck. I am excited to read all about your new addition on your blog each week. Thank you for joining in Share With Me. Love your blog and getting to know more of you and your family. #sharewithme

    • Jessica
      22nd March 2014 at 10:44 pm Reply

      Thanks so much Jenny, I’ll definitely be linking up each week from now πŸ™‚ General consensus is more muslins so I’m adding another 2 or 3! It’s so exciting I can’t wait for the big day now πŸ™‚ xxx

  • Leah
    21st March 2014 at 8:09 pm Reply

    This is an informative read-thanks for sharing. I haven’t gotten as far as to pack my own bag let only the little one’s bag (I’m due in June). Great tips for when I get to that point. Love all the clothes so cute! #binkylinky

    • Jessica
      22nd March 2014 at 10:46 pm Reply

      I’ve been so unprepared Leah, every week it’s been on my to do list and only at week 36 did I decide to pack it lol I’ve just done my one, well I say done, I’ve bought the last few bits but they’re scattered around the house still! xxx

  • Loving life with little ones
    21st March 2014 at 9:33 pm Reply

    Lovely clothes, I would definately pop in another muslin and maybe a change mat (my first was quite explosive and made quite a mess on the hospital bed when I changed her on it!!) You could always lay baby on a muslin too!!

    • Jessica
      22nd March 2014 at 10:42 pm Reply

      Ooh changing mat I hadn’t thought of that at all! Great idea thank you πŸ™‚ xxx

  • Puzzlepiecelife
    21st March 2014 at 10:04 pm Reply

    when is your due date?! How very exciting, i’d love to see what youve packed up for yourself! x

    • Jessica
      22nd March 2014 at 10:41 pm Reply

      I’m due April12th so just under 3 weeks πŸ˜€ I’ll do a post for my bag over the next day or 2, I thin I have everything for it now …. I think! haha

  • Louise Smith
    21st March 2014 at 11:44 pm Reply

    Ooo this is such an exciting post πŸ˜€

    When I had my first I went to hospital without my bag. We were in such a rush it got left at home haha. Then with my second I packed soooo much stuff and he only needed a vest, babygrow, mitts and a little jacket to come home in. The hospital provided everything else.

    I think it’s always best to take everything you think you’ll need, then if you don’t need it it doesn’t matter but you’ve got it just incase.

    Good luck with everything and I’m going to subscribe so I can keep up to date with how everything goes πŸ™‚

    Louise x

    Confessions of a Secret Shopper | An Undomestic Goddess

    • Jessica
      22nd March 2014 at 10:41 pm Reply

      Thanks so much πŸ™‚ I’m hoping I’ve got the right balance of things. Everyone keeps telling me I should keep it on me all the time, well in the car or at home but it’s been in the nursery since I packed it! We don’t live that close to the hospital so if we forgot everything it would be a pain to go back and get it lol xxx

  • Merlinda Little
    22nd March 2014 at 7:48 am Reply

    I think you’ve got everything covered. I have like this massive bag when I gave birth and used only half as much =P

    #binkylinky

  • Lorna Mai (@TheColourQueen)
    22nd March 2014 at 10:58 pm Reply

    I’ve not had a baby yet but I could sense the excitement in your text that I wanted to finish reading. I wish you all the best. #binkylinky

  • Victoria Welton (@VicWelton)
    23rd March 2014 at 4:37 pm Reply

    So exciting. You look like you are SO organised (more than I was!) – well done. Not long to go now. Thank you for linking to PoCoLo lovely x

  • Katie Clark
    24th March 2014 at 1:57 pm Reply

    Such an exciting post. You seem very organised. I think it’s so hard to know what to pack in the hospital bag; I must have packed and repacked mine about 50 times! #binkylinky

    • Jessica
      24th March 2014 at 5:05 pm Reply

      I’m sure I’ll repack mine a few times lol I’m already considering different outfits for him! xxx

  • Super busy mum
    30th March 2014 at 11:42 am Reply

    Ooh we have a little rabbit on the way. Love it. I am sure you are very excited and I love that you are just taking what you need. I have seen Mums taking in suitcases when about to have their baby and I think whoa!! I adore the photo of blanket and rabbit poking out too. Adorable and good luck for the birth!!

    Thanks so much for linking up to #madmidweekbloghop

    • Jessica
      1st April 2014 at 8:17 am Reply

      Aww thanks so much πŸ™‚ I can’t wait to meet the little Rabbit! You’re right so many mums take too much, I’ve gone for the bare minimum but I bet I end up running short of things lol

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