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Your Hospital Bag Checklist

Yay! Your little one's Birthday is almost here. You've spent the last 9 months preparing and selecting all the essentials, from a pushchair, to a cot and bouncer to a changing unit.

But somehow packing your hospital bag, makes everything seem so real. Here's our handy guide, to make sure you have everything you need packed and ready to go.

For Momma

 

A Changing Bag to fit all the things you need. From compartments to keep things organised to compact changing mats, we have a range of stylish and useful bags.

2-3 Nighties, loose fitting, 100% breathable cotton and easy to change in and out of. Hospitals tend to be very warm and you'll want to be comfy when you're in labour. 1 pair of slide on slippers, essential for easy wearing when walking about.

Skincare because Momma you 100% deserve some TLC. Our range of Dublin Herbalists, natural skin care is ideal. It's also a perfect time for your Partner to give you a relaxing foot rub or light back massage, with relaxing products containing blissful essential oils. A soothing lip balm will keep those lips soft and chap free.

A supportive pillow, your labour may take some time, so if you can make yourself comfy then grabbing a quick nap will do wonders for your energy levels. The bbhugme pillows not only support you during pregnancy but can also double up as nursing pillows for when your baby arrives.

Create a playlist of your favourite tunes, pack your power bank to keep your phone charged up and a good pair of head phones. Music is prove to reduce anxiety which in turn can help you feel calm and in control.

Post-birth items to ensure you have ready include, comfy big cotton undies, breast pads, postpartum sanitary pads, natural shower goodies that make you feel great, comfy going home clothing.

Your Hospital Bag Checklist

For Baby

Some soft cotton grows. These make dressing and changing your baby easy and most importantly are the comfiest option for a newborn. 

A breathable cellular blanket to keep your new baby warm and cosy, after-all he/she is used to being snuggled up inside you Momma!

A 'going home' outfit, for those memorable snaps of baby's first trip home. Check out our Little Tailor classical knitted range.

Baby's first cuddly toy, this is something your partner might want to bring as a first gift for your new bundle. Our range of Jellycat soft toys, are cute, cuddly and destined to be your little ones favourite bestie.

Muslin cloths, you can never have too many. For the spits, spills, feeds and swaddles these cloths are an absolute essential. Choose from our range of muslins.

Baby's first bath, before coming home is such a special moment. Make sure to bathe those tiny toes with natural baby products that are gentle to your newborn’s skin. Or visit our guide to Baby Bathtime.

Nappies & Wipes, try to be kind to their new world and opt for recyclable or reusable nappies and wipes. Stay clear of wipes loaded with harsh chemicals, using old fashioned cotton wool & water can often be best.

Last but by no means least, your Car Seat should be ready to go. Hopefully you and your partner have done some test runs on the installation, but just in case you've not yet chosen your car seat here is our guide to selecting the right seat to safely bring your baby home from the hospital.

 

 Best wishes for the birth of your special little person x

 

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