Lots of people requested I make a video on the contents of my hospital bag, so here it is – to be very honest, it’s not much different to the bag I took with me when I was having Angelica, which was supposed to be a natural birth. The clothes are looser, the knickers larger and I have more maternity pads, but apart from that the essentials seem to be the same. Stuff for mopping up (sorry), clothes for the baby and my trusty Kindle Paperwhite just in case I’m not so off my head on painkillers I can manage to read something.
Actually, I tell a lie: I have peppermint teabags (supposed to help with wind after c-section), Arnica tablets (for bruising), Nutri Mum bars (for helping with milk supply) (I’m sceptical, but we shall see) and hand sanitiser. Didn’t think of any of those things last time. Mainly because I wasn’t supposed to be having a section!
Anyway, full list below the video pane for quick reference.
Bystroom Leather Changing Bag: https://bystroom.com/bystroom-bea-lat…
Vest tops from H&M, striped top from GAP
Sleep Bras, Mothercare: http://www.mothercare.com/non-wired-2…
Nursing + Sleep Bras, Jojo Maman Bebe: http://www.jojomamanbebe.co.uk/2-pack…
Large cotton briefs, M&S (I get a 16 and am usually a 10): http://www.theuphill.com/maternity-kn…
Breast Pads from Lanisnoh: http://amzn.to/2jP2rEk
Nipple Cream from Lansinoh: http://amzn.to/2jwA9xo
Re-useable Bamboo Breast Pads: http://amzn.to/2kIpH83
Kindle Paperwhite: http://amzn.to/2kansKE
Ear Plugs (these are great): http://amzn.to/2jP1kEK
Pukka Mint Tea bags, supermarket
Nutri Mum Bars, supermarket
Weleda Arnica Tablets: http://amzn.to/2kanaU4
Always Night Sanitary Towels (supermarket)
Natracare Maternity Pads: http://amzn.to/2kIcLim
Nappies, Pampers Sizes 1 and 2
Baby vests, sleepsuits and hat: various, inc Next, M&S and ASDA
Old Havaiana Flip-Flops
Fluffy Dressing Gown from ASDA, £15