What’s in the baby’s hospital bag

What’s in the baby’s hospital bag

I shared the contents of my hospital bag last week. Today it’s time for me to show you what I have packed for baby. Like I mentioned in my hospital bag post, baby’s first outfit and nappy are in my bag but this is what we might need during our stay. I’ve packed it in the changing bag I used all the time with the ladybird. It is a Babymel big slouchy and I loved it. I used it all the time for 2.5 years. It’s looking a bit tired now so I treated myself to a Storksak Noa in navy which I use every day and love just as much. Both bags are very spacious with lots of useful pockets for organising everything you need and straps to easily attach to your pram. I loved my Babymel the first time round but after carrying a changing bag for over 3 years, this time I wanted one that looks less like a baby bag. I’m sure I will do a full review of the Storsak noa sometime soon along with what I keep in it. Anyway let’s move on to what I have packed inside.


  • Gro swaddle blanket. Our hospital provides cellular blankets (although I remember them running out whilst I was in and been given a towel to wrap baby in on a baking hot ward). I figured a gro swaddle would be thinner and mean I had something in my bag if they run out again.
  • A few muslin squares (they come in useful for all sorts and I was never without one nearby when the ladybird was tiny).IMG_5509
  • Fold up changing mat.
  • Cotton wool.
  • Nappy bags.
  • Pack of size 1 nappies.
  • Wet bag for putting the dirty washing in.


  • Tiny, hand knitted (by my grandma) cardigan.
  • Couple of bibs (I can’t remember if I used these so early on but better to have than not).
  • A pair of socks.
  • 3 vests.
  • Spare hat.


  • 2 more sleepsuits.


  • Going home outfit and hat.


  • Baby car seat – Maxi-cosi Cabriofix.


We only live 10 minutes from the hospital so my husband can bring in more if we need it as well as anything we need for going home such as a blanket if it happens to be a cool day.

Cuddle Fairy

Disclosure – this is not a sponsored post. I have bought everything featured in this post myself. I love the brands I have featured so wanted to share them all with you.


  1. June 8, 2016 / 7:52 am

    Awww everything is so tiny! My little guy is 7 months but in 9-12mth clothes already. Looking at the little sleep suits it would almost make me broody…ALMOST! Congratulations and goodluck on your pending birth! 🙂 #bloggerclubuk

  2. June 8, 2016 / 8:29 pm

    We found we didn’t use most of the things in our baby’s hospital bag. We didn’t have a wet bag but just put any soiled clothes in a nappy bag instead, which worked well. #bloggerclubuk

  3. June 8, 2016 / 10:31 pm

    Ah fab post! I love reading hospital bag posts at the moment as I just packed ours this week and want to make sure I havent forgotten anything. Glad to see that I’ve covered off most things on your list 🙂 Love your bags, really lovely. Good luck with everything and cant wait to hear your new baby news! Emily #BloggerClubUK

  4. randommusings29
    June 11, 2016 / 3:07 pm

    Awww how cute is the going home outfit and the tiny socks! Sounds like you’ve got everything covered, great list for anyone expecting a first child and unsure what they would need
    Thanks for linking up to #BloggerClubUK 🙂

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