UPDATED: What’s in my Hospital Bag?

Hi Guys,

Thank you for all your support and advice since Harry was born. I filmed this What’s in my Hospital Bag IGTV a week before I was induced. Now two weeks later here’s the update of what I didn’t use- eek!


Click here to check out my IGTV; What’s in my Hospital Bag?


The items I didn’t end up using:

  • Towels- the hospital provides you towels and to be honest you’re so bloody after you don’t want to use your own. Still keep a spare one for dad just in case.
  • Swaddles- the hospital provides this.
  • Baby clothes- Harry just wore the hospital ones including singlet until we left the hospital. Just make sure to pack a home outfit and maybe a back up.
  • Skincare- I used some not all. I used; cleanser, hydrating serum, moisturiser, lip balm, body wash and Lansinoh was my nipple saviour!
  • Clothes for me- I didn’t end up using my dresses, I just wore the hospital gown during birth. After birth I lived in my nighty which was great as it had buttons down the front.
  • Sleeping Eye Mask- I slept heaps but didn’t need this.
  • Gel Breast Discs- Didn’t need it and still have’t used them.
  • iPad- Surprising I didn’t use the iPad, but still think its worth to bring.
  • Snacks- We ate a bit but not a lot. In the Birthing Suite they don’t encourage you to eat so the snacks were for before and after birth.
  • Belly Band- I only started using this 4 days postpartum and to be honest I still forget to use it.

So there you have it! Hope you find this helpful or can at least refer to it when you need it. I still recommend packing extra- better safe than sorry but don’t get carried away x

**Disclaimer: All opinions are based on personal experiences, and are not sponsored. rachelbeautystyle is not a make up artist, beauty or skincare specialist and will not be held liable for any recommendations. Therefore try at your own risk.

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