When it comes to packing a hospital bag, Bec Douros knows exactly what you need.
After all, she didn’t do it so well the first time. So at 34 weeks pregnant, she’s getting organised.
“I found I packed things I didn’t need last time and ended up sending George out to get it all for me anyway,” the former The Block star wrote on Instagram this week, sharing exactly what she’s packed for baby number two.
“I guess this time I really tailored it to me and what I found I needed, like extremely big underwear and extra PJ’s because that is literally all I wore and I just wanted to be comfortable. Also I have packed enough (and a little extra) for a 5-day hospital visit. Some of you may stay less but generally I packed enough for one change a day for both me and Bub and a few extras for accidents!”
Bec and husband George welcomed their first child, Archie, into the world in October 2015.
“I also said the hospital provided me with nappies and wipes last time, they also gave me bathing stuff for bubs but I would check with your hospital if they will be providing that for you too,” Dourous advised, in showing her hospital bag. “If they don’t I’d just add them in as well If I could pack him in too I would. I don’t know how I am going to deal with not having our evening tummy rubbing sessions when I’m in hospital.”
So what exactly did she pack? Well, the soon-to-be mum-of-two separated her bag into two.
One for her and one for baby.
Bag one, the baby’s bag:
– Muslin cloths
– About five zippies and singlets
- A big baby blanket
- Emergency extra zippies in case of... explosions
- A handful of caps to keep baby's head warm
Bag two, the mum's bag:
- Five pairs of pyjamas
- Few pairs of maternity underwear and maternity pads
- Five maternity bras
- Nipple pads for leakage
- Nipple cream
- Makeup wipes
- Lip gloss
- BB cream
- Facial mist
- SRC recovery shorts
- Phone charger
- A couple of muslin cloth clips
Listen: Midwife Cath Curtin has been present at over 10,000 births, and seen a lot of hospital bags. She explains what women can leave out, and the must-have items most new mums forget.
Bec said she's ready to go - apart from some of her last minute toiletries like a tooth brush. She also said she learned the first time around that in her hospital of choice, newborn nappies and wipes were provided, so that's one less thing she has to worry about.
What did you pack in your hospital bag?