WHAT TO PACK IN
BAG FOR LABOUR
Essentials for mum-to-be and baby, from dressing gowns and nursing bras to soft baby clothing and hats
A nursing bra
If you’ve decided to breastfeed, you’ll need a couple of nursing bras, which offer comfy support and unclip for speedy access. Pack some breast pads and nipple cream, too.
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A pack of muslins
If there’s one thing you definitely need with a newborn baby it’s a never-ending supply of muslins to mop up various bodily fluids. Don’t say we didn’t warn you…
While the hospital will probably provide towels, you’ll feel much more at home taking some of your own for that much-needed post-birth shower.
A pramsuit (for winter)
Don’t forget the seasonal extras for taking your baby home – if it’s winter, you’ll want additional layers such as a pramsuit and warm hat for the journey.
A going-home outfit
Your bump won’t go down for a week or so after birth, so bring loose, comfy clothes (see our maternity style guide for our top picks) to wear in hospital and on the journey home.
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