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What to buy for your hospital bag

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What to buy for your hospital bag

As I’m expecting twins, I’ve had my hospital bag packed for a while now just in case they decide to surprise us with an early appearance. A twin hospital bag is unlikely to differ too much from a bag for one baby though; you’ll just have more sleepsuits and perhaps have more of a range of sizes as premature delivery and a longer stay in hospital is more likely.

I really wasn’t sure where to begin with my packing so I found the BabyCentre checklists invaluable, especially as they could easily be printed enabling me to just tick things off as I bought them.

In the video below I’ll take you through some of the less obvious things that I’ve packed and why I chose them, but as I love a good list I thought it might be useful to share EVERYTHING that made it into my bags too.

Here’s the full list of what made the cut…

  • Button front nighties
  • Flip flops
  • Socks
  • Big knickers
  • Maternity pads
  • Breast pads
  • Nipple cream
  • Nursing bras
  • Feeding pillow
  • Breastfeeding advice leaflets from antenatal classes
  • Maternity notes
  • Phone charger
  • Camera
  • Lip balm
  • Make-up (nothing fancy, just to look vaguely human for visitors and pics!)
  • Shower gel/shampoo/conditioner
  • Antibacterial hand gel
  • Sports bottle and straws
  • High fibre snacks
  • Squash
  • Hand fan
  • Hairbrush
  • Dark towel
  • Mint tea bags/peppermint water (for trapped wind post c-section)
  • Toothbrush & paste/mouthwash
  • Face wipes
  • Face moisturiser
  • Deodorant
  • Eye mask and ear plugs
  • Pen and paper
  • Empty carrier bags for dirty laundry
  • Nappies (Size 0 and Size 1)
  • Water Wipes
  • Cotton wool
  • Nappy bags
  • Nappy cream
  • Antibacterial wipes
  • Travel changing mat
  • Sleepsuits with built in scratch mitts (a range of sizes across 5lb – 7lb)
  • Vests (a range of sizes across 5lb – 7lb)
  • Muslins
  • Hats
  • Going home outfits
  • Blankets

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