With the help of midwives, mums and our own experiences we have prepared a set of hospital bag essentials. Our pre-packed bags are designed to save you time and make your life easier, who doesn't want that? Good quality, good value sets that we have used ourselves and are proud to offer
COTTONS MATERNITY PADS
Long gone are the days where the hospital give you a stash of maternity pads at the hospital. Cottons Maternity Pads have a chemical-free 100% cotton coversheet and specially designed wings, which were developed in conjunction with an Australian maternity hospital. They’re hypo-allergenic, absorbent and comfy on your sore bits.
ECO FRIENDLY NAPPIES
There is a lot of choice when it comes to disposable nappies, we've chosen the gorgeously soft, biodegradable Naty Nappies. Designed to minimize the risks of allergy and diaper rash. Free from chlorine, latex, TBT, dioxins, phthalates, VOCs, dyes and perfume. Naturally breathable leaving the baby dry and safe. We include a sealed trial pack of 6 nappies
Even in warm weather feet can get cold during labour. Comfort is key and these are cozy, fluffy and not too tight (incase you need to wear sexy medical stocking too!) 1 Pair - Colours vary
Disposable Slippers to keep any hospital nasties at the hospital. You have probably noticed your feel swell during pregnancy so we include an open toe/heel version
Wipes are our can't live without item. These Mum & You wipes are 100% Biodegradable Vegan Registered Plastic Free Baby Wet Wipes with Recyclable Packaging, 99.4% Water, 0% Plastic, Hypoallergenic & Dermatologically Tested.
Our own brand washbag to hold all the toiletries you will need for a night in hospital
We can't rate these highly enough, chosen because of their high quality and eco-friendliness, and because we believe you have definitely earned a little bit of luxury for that post birth shower!
Even if you don't breastfeed, your breasts are likely to leak a little colostrum after birth. We include 2 pairs of eco friendly disposable breast pads made from extra soft plant-based bamboo, individually wrapped in 100% certified compostable film
Its easy to forget as you can't pack it until the last minute so we include a bamboo toothbrush and colgate toothpaste
HAIRBRUSH AND HAIRBAND
If you don't get bed hair giving birth you are doing much better than us! and if your hair is long enough to tie back you are probably going to want it out of your face. 1 hairband and wooden hairbrush provided
Because your lips will get dry especially if you are using gas and air. Vaseline isn't the most glamorous lip balm but it is very effective!
The hospital will probably provide them but we think it is nicer to have your own!
BABY CLOTHES BAG
This started as a humble grip lock bag, when we saw a great tip to use sandwich bags to keep baby clothes together and easily accessible in your bag. Now our Baby's First Outfit Bag is cotton canvas, lined and closes with a cute heart zip. Use it first in your hospital bag to keep all of baby’s tiny clothes together, use it later as a keepsake bag for babies first outfit. It will comfortably contain 2 full baby outfits.
HAT AND BOOTIES
Baby needs extra layers when they are first born (it is nice and warm in a tummy!) so we provide these essentials. We have been asked to include first outfits too but we feel strongly that the first outfit is special and should be something you choose not us!
100% Cotton, which gets softer with each wash. We think these are essential - they can be used as bibs, burp cloths, swaddles, breast feeding cover, the list of uses is near endless.
ANNOUNCEMENT MILESTONE DISC
A disc for that first announcement photo with your new baby
HOSPITAL BAG CHECKLIST
Download our free checklist and tick the items you’ve sorted, we have left space for your extras from home (think entertainment/phone/drinks/glasses/medication/tens machine. Share it with your birthing partner and get everyone organised!