It is that time for me to start thinking about what we are bringing to hospital. Now I know that it is mega early, however I am going to be heading home quite a few times this month which means that a. I don’t have that much time and b. who knows what could happen and when I could need it. It also doesn’t help that I am hyper organised and like things done in plenty time. (I’m that person who is at the airport a million hours early for their flight haha)
I have packed the baby bag but not my own hospital bag. I need to leave something to do in the next month or two! I am pleasantly surprised at how little I am taking for her. I think one of the good things is that we live literally 1 minute from the hospital so if for any reason that she desperately needs anything more that Shaun can pop home and get it for her. In my head I always thought I would need a billion things for her and going home outfits etc. however as the months have ticked by I have realised that she can go home in anything and it will still be just as special. My aunt knitted her and tiny little cardigan and a blanket so instead of having a going home outfit she has a cosy blanket and cardi to wear over her baby grow. Plus for the one-minute car journey I don’t think it’s worth buying her an entire outfit.
I asked not to long ago on Instagram for changing bag recommendations. And I received plenty of great ideas however some were out of my price range, some were not readily available in the UK without insane customs and shipping costs and some would be a little to girly for Shaun to wear when he’s out with baby girl. Now I know that any bag would work, but a changing bag has always been something I have wanted to pick out and have as my own, one that I could use everyday for all of her little nappies and clothes etc. Plus the one I picked has a bunch of dividers and pockets, which is only a dream for an organisational freak!
I researched and listened to recommendations and I found the one I liked and I got in John Lewis when the sales were on and got it for an absolute steal at 50% off.
The Storksak Seren [Graphite] can be worn either over the shoulder or transformed into a backpack which was so important for me as I get a sore back at the best of times, it is water resistant (I live in Scotland it rains here on a permanent basis) and like I said there are so many compartments. There are insulated bottle pockets and it comes with a wee changing mat for ease when you are out and about. I was sold when I saw it on the shop shelf within minutes and made my purchase there and then! It fits everything that I want to bring to the hospital for BB girl and its light weight and looks suave. I will give you updates once it has been used and abused once she’s here!
What’s in her Baby Bag:
- Nappies – We are using reusable nappies but decided that for the first few weeks that we will use disposable for ease. Kit and Kin are eco friendly, sustainable and biodegradable.
- Water Wipes – Well for obvious reasons we will need wipes, however I did find these costly for wipes and we will use reusable wipes eventually once we are settled in at home.
- 4 Body Suits – just little white ones from Asda which are 100% cotton and just so tiny and cute.
- 3 Baby Grows – one newborn size and two 0-3 months sizes as I don’t know how big she will be.
- 3 Hats – because gotta keep cosy
- 2 Swaddles/Muslins
- Knitted Blanket – homemade from my Aunt
- Knitted Cardigan – homemade from my Aunt
- 1 Dummy – Just in case, she might hate it and never use it and I am totally ok with that.
- Earth Conscious Baby Balm, which I can use as well for any dry skin and for hydration.
- I am bringing a little Ted Baker lightweight snowsuit, which was given to me from my sister. This is weather dependent but last March/ April time it was freezing here and there is nothing worse than being cold!
Please tell me if am a little crazy or if I have missed anything. After all, this is my first pregnancy and I haven’t ever packed a baby bag before!