What's In My Hospital Bag!

3 August 2012

Watch my What's in My Hospital Bag here! :)

This is probably one of my most requested posts/videos.  And it's finally here!  I had a really hard time trying to narrow things down and decide what was absolutely necessary to pack.  It turns out you have to bring A LOT more stuff than I had anticipated.  I think I had watched too many American girls' videos on the subject...here in Ireland you need to bring a ton more!  Especially when it comes to baby...so that will be a separate post as I have packed a different bag for Emilia.  Let me know if you want to see what I packed for her!

Here's what I packed for myself.  The bag I'm using is just a small carry-on sized suitcase, and it's not very pretty or interesting I'm afraid...unlike Emilia's cute one!  The list I used to help me figure out what to pack was from my hospital's magazine (CUMH) but I also found this downloadable one from MummyPages very helpful!  Here is my list!

What's In My Hospital Bag (Basics)

Pink polka dot gownie from Baby Be Mine Maternity
Matching pillowcase from Baby Be Mine
Pink polka dot night dress from Be Mine 
Grey & pink jersey maternity pj's from Mothercare
Slipper flip-flops
Large towel
Baby towel for Emilia (wouldn't fit in her bag ;)
3 pairs of socks
1 pair of warm wool socks
Shower puff
About 7 pairs of maternity underwear...in other words GRANNY PANTIES! Ha ha :)
2 nursing/maternity bras from Motherhood
BaByliss travel hairdryer
2 packs maternity pads
Makeup brushes
Makeup bag
Wash bag
Baby book
Pregnacare prenatal vitamins
Iron supplements

What's in My Wash Bag (Toiletries)

Palmer's Cocoa Butter Formula Massage Lotion for Stretch Marks
Nivea Cleanser - Refreshing Facial Wash Gel 
Nivea Daily Essentials Moisturiser
Simple Cleansing Wipes
Palmer's Cocoa Butter Formula 
Soap & Glory Clean Girls Body Wash
Nivea Pearl & Beauty Deodorant
Olbas Oil (love this stuff!!)
Medela Nipple Cream
Ear Plugs
Colgate Total Toothpaste
Arnicare Arnica Cream
Lip Balm
Matrix Mega Dust (Hair Texturizer)
John Frieda Sheer Blonde Moisturising Shampoo & Conditioner, Hairspray
2 perfume samples

What's in My Makeup Bag

Maybelline Dream Fresh BB Cream
Maybelline Superstay 24hr Concealer
Sarah G Cosmetics Bronzing Powder
P2 Sun Love Sunny Moments Blush in Summer Flirt
MAC LoveConnection Mineralize Eyeshadow
HD Brows Kit
Avon SuperShock Gel Eyeliner
Eyeko Graffiti Eyeliner Pen
Maybelline Illegal Length Mascara
Urban Decay Naked Lipgloss
Kabuki Brush
Makeup brushes

Hope this post was helpful/interesting for you guys!  Let me know if you have any tips or advice for what to pack in your hospital bag! :)

Stay Stylish!


  1. Hi just had another thought as well as the bikini that I mentioned on video. You may not need a dressing gown hospitals tend to warm at least in Scotland they are. Ooh maybe take a face mist for during labour. I hope everything goes to plan. :-)

  2. Will Jofus be taking a bag? He might want to pack some stuff, my husband wishes he had taken some things for himself during my labour (hindsight is great! :s) such as a travel pillow, toothbrush and a change of clothes, we were up for 48 hours solid (i had a 40 hour labour) and he didn't have anything with him. He only went home after she was born because he wasn't allowed to stay overnight with us :( will Jofus be staying with u?

  3. As someone suggested itd good to take sth like vichy spray for face. also I'm packing disposable underwear... I know they look horrible but they allow your body to "breath". You may find that you need morethan one towel as they get dirty quickly. And most of all in hospital there are so many bugs that its better to take there things you can just throw away.
    I'm one week behind you but still didnt pack my bag :) but I may do it this week.

  4. I'm in my 39th week of pregnancy with my second. We are getting to the finish line! You may want to bring some black pants for recovery. There ends of being a LOT more blood than planned, especially if you tear or have hemorrhaging. It's more blood than you plan because your whole big uterus has to squeeze back down, and every friend of mine who has a baby wishes someone told them about the crazy bleeding beforehand. It goes by so quickly and becomes a faint memory before you know it. Also, bring some paper to write down Emilia's birth story! You forget the details so quickly, and it's wonderful to have it all written down to look back at or show your little girl someday. Good luck with your labor and delivery!! You will love having a girl! We are having our second, and we were so happy to hear that we were getting another girl. They're sooooo much fun.


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