It's not long now until your baby arrives, how exciting that the countdown is nearly coming to an end. Now is the perfect time to pack your hospital bag and get everything ready for your little one to arrive.
It’s so difficult to know what’s the best items are to pack in your hospital bag, to have all the essential items on hand for your labour and birth of your baby. I have a lovely photography studio in Falkirk, Scotland and because I specialise in Maternity and Newborn photography I see lots of mummies-to-be and new mummies in the studio… My lovely clients have helped me compile a list of essential items that you should have in your hospital bag to ensure that you are fully prepared for your new arrival coming into the world.
Please click the image below to download and print this off and tick off the items as you purchase/pack them. That way you will be all prepared and ready to wait on your new bundle of joy arriving.
Most of the ladies I spoke to specified that a hand-held fan, lip balm and a comfy t-shirt where the three must have essential items for the labour that they would recommend you have packed into your bag.
They also all agreed there were a few essential items for Daddy to have during your labour, a fully charged phone and charger so they will not get bored. Some snacks and drinks for daddy to be – This is more essential at the moment because daddies may not be allowed to leave the ward – Please have lots of goodies to hand because you will properly not feel hungry but you don’t want daddy getting hangry during this time..
We have also noted down a few must have photographs that you should capture whilst in the hospital. Your new babies hospital name tag on their tiny little hand, an image of the three of you together (the midwifes will be happy to help capture this), a picture of your new arrivals tiny feet/hands in your hand… Take a few images of all the tiny details of your hospital stay and make sure you get these printed so that these can be put in your baby book or memory box. Memories are so precious, and it is lovely to have these for generations to look back on for many years to come.
Thanks so much for taking the time to read
Hope this helps
Love and Hugs