• Deborah Charles-Nelson

What's ACTUALLY In My Hospital Bag (#Baby no.2)

Hey Love! I know it's been a while since I've posted on here but your girl is a whole 9months pregnant with her second baby on the way!

Seeing as I've been finalising what's in my hospital bag I thought I'd share what's in mine for my fellow preggo babes or anyone who's interested. I’ve tried my best to link the items that are MY faves and few quality items that I've seen online that have great reviews.

Mama's let me know your hospital bag must-haves!

First up, one thing I'm doing this time around is packing mine and baby's items in a SUITCASE! Something with wheels is far easier than carrying along a cute looking bag that just weighs you or your partners arm down lol. I've also decided to use transparent zip-lock clothes bags which I've labeled- (call me extra I know lol) to organise everything so if my partner needs to grab something for me its easy to locate.

Okay, so lets get into this list, feel free to screenshot and save this if you find it helpful!


Mummy Essentials:

  • Hospital Notes

  • Birth Plan


  • Deodorant

  • Maternity pads/pants

  • Shower gel

  • Face cleanser

  • Body lotion

  • Toothpaste

  • Toothbrush

  • Peri bottle (this is a must for after birth when everything is still tender and makes it so much easier to freshen up)

  • Lip balm (during my last labour experience the gas and air made my lips ridiculously dry and I didn't have lip balm with me - So this is definitely a must have item!)

  • Hair brush/products (most likely my hair will be in braids/locs so I'll just need a few bits to lay my edges)

  • Minimal makeup bag (this is not a must, but I've decided to pack it just in case)

  • Breast pads/ nipple cream



  • Wireless headphones (this just means that I don't have to rely on anyone to play my gospel playlist and I can just centre myself and get in zone)

  • Portable fan

  • Phone

  • Charger


Baby Essentials:

Baby's Toiletries

  • Nappies and Nappy bags

  • Fragrance free wipes

Baby's Clothes


  • Charger

  • Phone

  • Snacks

  • Change of clothes

  • Toiletries

I hope these hospital bag essentials are helpful!

If I've left anything out I'll be sure to update the blog.

Do let me know if there's anything you think is a hospital bag must-have below.

And thank you for all your prayers and well wishes, we appreciate ALL of them so much!

Simply Deborah