Is your due date looming? It’s now time to start thinking about the products for your hospital bag!
Whilst it might be tempting to pack a large bag with everything that you might possibly need, it’s much better to pack the essentials that are going to make your time at the hospital easier.
Have a think about what you will need to help you and your baby through labour, during the birth and in the happy time afterwards!
Here are some products you may like to add to your list to pack in your hospital bag.
Plus, one lucky reader will win them all!
This hospital bag guide and giveaway is sponsored.
Essential Products for your Hospital Bag
1. A Nappy Bag!
You can start to use your new nappy bag even before your new baby arrives! Packing it in advance with newborn nappies, baby wipes and change time essentials means that when you leave hospital, you’re all prepared.
You can also use your nappy bag as your overnight bag at the hospital by packing it with everything else you’re taking too.
The Storksak Kym is a beautiful, luxurious and practical leather nappy bag.
A contemporary bag with sleek hardware, the Kym nappy bag has ample room with internal pockets and great storage options to help new mums stay organised.
This beautiful bag has pockets in the front and back that can specifically house nappies, wipes, bottles and all your essentials for when you’re on the go.
A machine washable, padded changing mat is included inside, with concealed pockets for change time accessories.
Plus, there’s a zipped insulated bottle holder that can be attached to a pram!
Find out more about the Storksak range here and read other parents reviews here.
2. Muslin Wraps
Muslin wraps are many new mum’s “go-to” item and your new baby will be warm and snug in a muslin wrap from Matchstick Monkey!
Their 100% luxury organic cotton muslin blankets will help keep your new bundle of joy calm and warm.
Plus, they’re multi-purpose! Why not throw a muslin over your shoulder when burping baby or as a breastfeeding cover?
These muslins have a “chewable” corner to ease the pain that teething can cause to your baby.
Matchstick Monkey are renowned for their range of teething toys too. Their fun and flexible teething monkeys are made from soft, safe silicone with handles that are thin enough for babies to hold from a young age.
Find out more about the Matchstick Monkey range here and you can read reviews from parents here.
3. Newborn Nappies
Most hospitals will ask for you to bring in your own nappies, so be prepared with enough to last a few days. A 24 pack of Mater Mothers Nappies will be more than enough.
The Mater Baby Products’ range of skin care and nappies was developed by Australia’s largest maternity service, Mater Mothers’ Hospitals and is the first range to be developed by a hospital.
The range, developed by midwives and mums, provides families with high quality and affordable products.
Its proceeds support Mater Little Miracles to help fund specialist life-saving research, care and equipment to ensure all babies can grow up to be happy and healthy children.
Mater Nappies are made from ultra-soft breathable material, dermatologically tested and proven not to cause skin irritation. They’re available in five sizes from Newborn upwards.
Find out more about the Mater Mothers range here and you can read reviews from parents here.
PLUS – you can grab 20% off your order with the code TMB20!
4. The Right Underwear
After the birth of your baby, your body will take some weeks to recover. Modibodi have created the perfect underwear for new mums!
The Award winning Modibodi Maternity range is also made from amazingly comfortable and breathable Bamboo which means it will keep you cool and dry.
Their comfortable and supportive undies are leakproof, extra gentle and absorbent. While your pelvic floor recovers, you can feel confident of no leaks.
Modibodi’s Maternity Briefs are ideal throughout your pregnancy, as well as after the birth!
For new mums who breastfeed, the Modibodi Maternity range includes a maternity singlet to protect from leaks and make access a breeze.
The nursing singlet looks and fits like a regular breastfeeding bra. The breastfeeding singlet is luxuriously soft, and the cup size allows for changing breast size. This nursing singlet replaces the need for eco-damaging nursing pads and is washable & reusable. Perfect for pre and post bump!
- Patented Modifier Technology™ in bra cups for all sized milk leaks – moisture wicking, super absorbent, antibacterial, stain resistant, breathable, waterproof
- Luxuriously soft, breathable, odour eliminating bamboo jersey outer fabric
These comfortable singlets can absorb 10mls of milk per breast cup and save waste by reducing the need for disposable breast pads.
Find out more about the Modibodi Maternity range here and you can read reviews from parents here.
5. A Gentle Breast Pump
If you’re planning to breastfeed and have purchased a breast pump, take it along to the hospital too.
A midwife or lactation specialist can help with education and tips on how to use it effectively and be on hand to help with any questions.
The Chicco Natural Feeling Manual Breast Pump is a gentle and effective pump. Comfort is guaranteed thanks to an ergonomic handle and delicately provides a soft silicone membrane that is suitable for breasts of any size.
Breast pumps can help to build up your supply of breast milk and help to build a long-term supply of milk for your baby when you return to work.
Make the most of your time in hospital by gaining knowledge from your midwives on what to do when you bring your new baby home.
Find out more about the Chicco range here and you can read reviews from parents here.
And the winner is…Katie!
Would you like to win all the products mentioned for your hospital bag?
Up for grabs is this amazing prize pack, worth $940.34
- 1 x Storksak Kym Changing Bag
- 1 x Pack of 3 Matchstick Monkey Muslin Blankets + 1 x Dancing Monkey
- 1 month’s Supply of Mater Nappies
- 1 x Modibodi Maternity Pack (including 1 x Singlet and 3 x Undies)
- 1 x Chicco Natural Feeling Manual Breast Pump
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