What’s in my hospital bag?

I’m 33 weeks with twins and have finally finished packing my hospital bag…better late than never right haha! It’s always a good idea particularly if you’re having multiples to have your hospital bag packed and ready to go just incase your baby decides to make an early entrance into the world. We can only hope that our babies will cook for as long as possible, but when it comes to labour ANYTHING CAN HAPPEN so it’s better to be as prepared as we can be. I must admit that packing for the twins compared to a singleton baby was much easier as I have only packed the one size (FYI I packed a range of 0000 and 000 for my singleton) because they will most likely be teeny tiny, but even so there is still a lot to pack as there is double the quantity! I have packed our bags assuming that we will be staying in hospital for 4 days post-csection and I have also packed a little extra just incase.

TWINS:

  • 8 x 0000 newborn onesies (will buy 00000 prem clothes if needed)
  • 2 x 0000 going home outfits.
  • 8 x 0000 singlets.
  • Extra clothes: 4 x long sleeve bodysuits & 4 x pants.
  • 4 x beanies.
  • 4 x socks.
  • 2 x booties.
  • 2 x mittens.
  • 2 x Baby Blankets.
  • 2 x Love To Dream Original Swaddles. (with zippers).
  • 4 x Traditional Swaddles. (muslin and stretch)
  • 100 x newborn nappies (this is a few days supply, but check if the hospital supplies them).
  • 1 x Wipes pack
  • 2 x Dummies and clip.
  • Hand sanitiser
  • Twin feeding pillow.
  • Nappy rash cream.

MUM:

  • Dressing Gown
  • Slippers
  • Jandals/Thongs.
  • 2 x BF friendly button-up nighties
  • 2 x dark pyjama pants
  • 3 x BF friendly singlets
  • 2 x Maternity bras
  • 10 x Hi-cut maternity undies in black
  • Going home outfit.
  • SRC shorts or equivalent. (compression tights – mine are from Target and they’re TIGHT!)
  • 4 x Socks.
  • Snacks: Nuts & lollies.
  • 4 x packs of Maternity pads (40 total with wings)
  • Breast pads. (disposable while at hospital, then will move to reusable)
  • Toothbrush & toothpaste.
  • Hairtie.
  • Shaver.
  • Dry Shampoo.
  • Shampoo & Conditioner.
  • Hair gel.
  • Makeup basics. (highly unlikely ill use it…)
  • Deodorant
  • Lip balm
  • Nipple cream
  • Bio Oil
  • Body & face cream
  • Hair Brush
  • Shower cap
  • Body wash
  • Headphones & phone charger
  • Water bottle
  • Medications (heartburn or vitamins)
  • Paperwork

OTHER RECOMMENDATIONS THAT I AM NOT PACKING:

  • Spray Bottle for vaginal tears or grazes
  • Flushable wipes
  • Nipple Shields (will buy if needed)
  • Massage Oil
  • Water bottle with straw
  • Ural
  • Hubby – change of clothes for water birth
  • Perineal and Breast gel packs (will buy if needed)

Hope this helps an expecting momma out there 🙂 If you have any further recommendations then please post in the comments below x

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