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Hospital Bag Essentials with Brittany Noonan

By The Bonds Team

By Brittany Noonan

In this blog post I want to share with you a list of what I packed in my bag to take to hospital for myself and for bub for my caesarean birth. Being a second time mum I knew exactly what I would and wouldn’t need and I hope this can help you too. We were in for 4-5 days as I had a caesarean, so you may not need as much as me but this will give you an outline of things you can pack for your stay.


FOR MUM:

Toiletries

Maternity Pads (A few packets)
Travel-sized body wash - prefer my own over hospitals
Travel-sized shampoo & conditioner
Travel dental pack (toothbrush, floss, paste) - I like to pack one of these so I know it’s all ready to go and won’t forget to grab my one from home.
Deodorant
Lip balm
Mini hand sanitiser - for next to my bed
Moisturiser
BB cream or tinted moisturiser
Belly butter or Bio Oil
Nipple balm
Hair brush & hair ties/scrunchies
Essential oils of choice (calming & lactation blends were my choice)
Essential oil face mist

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Clothing

4 x Bonds maternity singlets
2-3 x night shirts/dresses
2 x cardigans (1 x soft bamboo & 1 x wool/knitted)
2 x comfy PJ pants
2 x T-shirt dresses or maternity dresses
1 x outfit for wearing home - remember your body will still be changing and your tummy may still be round so make sure you pack something that is comfortable


Underwear & Support

10 x high-waisted black Bonds undies or maternity undies
2-3 Bonds maternity bras/crops
4 x pairs of long warm socks
Breast pads
Recovery shorts or band

Other

Sleep mask - always helps me sleep when in hospital with all the lights and distractions
Book, magazine, earphones & snacks
Camera
Medicare and private health care cards
Phone & camera charger
Memory card for camera - check enough storage available
Optional: nursing pillow & breast pump

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FOR BABY:

Clothing

All clothing in newborn size (0000)
4 x Bonds Zip Wondersuits or Cozysuits
2-3 x basic long sleeve bodysuits
4-6 x Bonds singlets
1 x going home outfit
2 x beanies
Booties, mittens and socks

TIP: The Bonds Newbies “Got it Covered” set includes: 1 x Cozysuit, 1 x singlet, 1 x legging, 1 x wrap, 1x beanie and 2 x bibs. Everything you need for a hospital stay!

Wraps

2 x swaddle wraps
1 x newborn sleeping bag


Baby Care

Newborn nappies - some hospitals also provide nappies
1 x large packet of water wipes


Other

Soothers/dummies (optional)
Name plaque for announcement or other announcement props
A little gift for sibling from the new baby if applicable
Car seat/capsule installed in car

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I hope this list has helped you to pack your bag so you can be reassured that you'll be prepared when the time comes. Good luck on your journey to becoming a new num or a mum again. It’s such a precious and beautiful time in your life but also can be completely overwhelming, so don’t forget to look after yourself too!


Discover more maternity and newborn essentials from Bonds online. For more parenting tips and inspo, check out Brittany's Instagram @bybrittanynoonan

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