You are here: Home Newsroom Features Mums-to-be: The essential guide to being hospital bag ready

Mums-to-be: The essential guide to being hospital bag ready

12 November 2020
Feature Brand

Prepping a hospital bag is an exciting milestone for mums-to-be, as it means that the wait for your new arrival is nearly over!

With lots of advice out there and hospital births being a different experience in 2020, Boots UK has partnered with popular pregnancy brand My Expert Midwife and co-founder Lesley Gilchirst to help mums-to-be feel 100% ready for this life-changing hospital stay. 

Here’s some suggested items to pack:

Your Bag

  • A change of cosy clothes that will ensure you feel comfortable
  • A towel to use when you have showered
  • Take a lightweight dressing gown as hospitals can be warm
  • Five pairs of underwear
  • Three bras which are comfortable and supportive
  • Three sets of button-down pyjamas for skin to skin bonding and breastfeeding
  • One pack of maternity pads
  • Drinks and snacks such as coconut water, bananas and boiled sweets
  • For sore nipples and even dry, chapped lips, take some nipple balm
  • To help calm and relieve anxiety during labour, a calming spray or oil
  • Comfy labour clothes and flips flops
  • A toiletry bag containing all the basic toiletries such as toothbrush and paste, a flannel and deodorant.
  • Help sooth your perineum with a Perineal Recovery Spray

For your Baby

  • Five sleepsuits, if you’re expecting a very small or very big baby go for the size up or down.
  • Five bodysuits with short sleeves in the warmer months and long sleeves for when it is colder
  • Eight nappies in size 1. If you’re expecting a very small or very big baby go for the size up or down
  • Three muslins
  • One woollen hat
  • One blanket
  • Nappy balm, opting for a lanolin-based product and applying before their first nappy will help remove that first poo
  • Cotton wool pads, to use with water

News

What’s new at Boots? Find out the latest updates from the UK’s largest pharmacy-led health and beauty chain – from new products and services to important business developments.

xx

Experts

Read the views of our team members at Boots, who are experts in their field. Find out what they think about the most important issues of the day – from healthcare equality to sustainability.

xx

Media Resources

A you are a journalist looking for information and resources about Boot? Visit our media resources hub to access images, reports, spokespeople and videos.

xx

Boots is the UK’s leading health and beauty retailer. Its mission is to be the first choice for pharmacy, health and beauty - caring for people, customers and communities everywhere.

With over 53,000 team members and 2,247 stores, ranging from local community pharmacies to large destination health and beauty stores, Boots serves its customer and patients’ wellbeing for life.

Boots is the UK’s number one beauty destination and largest pharmacy chain providing dispensing and essential healthcare services, and it offers an unrivalled depth and breadth of product offering including its innovative portfolio of brands, including No7, the UK’s No1 skincare brand, Soap & Glory, Liz Earle, Sleek MakeUP and YourGoodSkin. For over 170 years, Boots has listened, learned and innovated, and it continues to challenge itself to improve its products and services every day.

Boots is part of Walgreens Boots Alliance, which is a global leader in pharmacy-led, health and wellbeing retail.  More company information is available on boots-uk.com.

 

*Figures as of 31 May 2022