Agree with all of the above especially lots of comfy undies and maternity pads, good quality breast pads (I found pigeon brand to be quite good) and lansinoh nipple cream.
One thing I was told to bring that was an absolute must have was a hair dryer - and not for the hair on my head. Incredibly handy, especially after a natural birth and stitches down there. The last thing I wanted to do was use a towel to dry after washing.
All the best!
Some nice body wash & moisturizer, it makes that first shower feel like the best shower of your life!
Thanks everyone! Have just finished packing mine and bub's bags this afternoon - I feel so prepared now having included all your suggestions
Not necessarily for hospital, but a nice snuggly zip up jacket for keeping warm whilst breastfeeding was good and I still use it at home 9 months later. Just a zip up polar fleece is fine
If you can, it's nice to have some new/nice comfy "home clothes" so you don't feel toooo frumpy in the early days when everything is a bit of a blur. Simple things like fluffy bed socks and some nice slippers are good for the soul
Also keep some normal sanitary pads at home. After a while you won't need the mammoth maternity pads and it's handy to have some there ready.
thanks ladies, I'm going to pack mine this week. How many packets of maternity pads would you recommend taking?
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