Packing your hospital bag is the perfect way to feel prepared & empowered for labour. But it isn’t always easy to judge what you’ll need on the big day.
We caught up with Seraphine model & first-time mama Christina to find out what she’s packing in her hospital bag.
What’s in Christina’s Hospital Bag? Watch the Video
Here’s Christina’s list & the links to everything included… just in case you’d like to nab any ideas for your own hospital bag!
What to Wear During Labour?
Labour can be a long & often messy process, so we advise a few changes of clothes to keep you feeling fresh. Some comfy leggings & tanks are ideal for the early stages, then our two pack of black button-down nighties are ideal for the main event.
They’re super soft & stretchy, and the practical button down design allows access to the bump during labour & then for skin to skin & breastfeeding immediately after.
What You’ll Need After Baby Arrives
For the first 24 to 48 hours after having your baby, the hospital will usually want to keep you & baby in for monitoring, so make sure you have enough comfy clothes to recover in & everything you need for an overnight stay.
Nursing bras & clothes with easy access will be important – our Skin to Skin Top is also a must-have.
Seraphine Sleep Kit – Including a sleep bra, nightie & dressing gown
Things to Remember for the Hospital Bag
Don’t forget all those bits & pieces to help you through, from speakers, toiletries & snacks to a camera to capture those first special moments & all the chargers you’ll need to keep your devices alive.
Seraphine Travel Changing Mat & Pouch (perfect for toiletries)
The Going Home Outfit
And finally, you may want to pack an outfit that’s a little more presentable (while still remaining super-comfy, of course!) for pictures with baby & any guests who visit as well as that all-important trip home with your precious newborn.
From the softest essentials & nightwear to nursing must-haves & those first precious skin to skin snuggles – we’ve got you covered mama! Check out our full hospital bag packing guide online & shop the full selection here.
Happy packing mamas & best of luck for the big day!