5 x 0-3 month Vests
I remember how fast Dylan outgrew newborn last time so we have gone straight for 0-3 months this time with the idea that this will be another chunky baby. If he does come out smaller than expected then we do have some newborn vests at home just in case.
5 x Newborn Sleepsuits
Although we have packed bigger vests, I couldn't resist the teeny tiny newborn sleepsuits from Mothercare and I am sure they will fit for a day or two at least (I hope so!) I don't have a specific 'coming home outfit' for Squish so whichever sleepsuit he happens to be in will be perfect.
3 x Newborn Hats
Having a winter baby I am going to be dressing him all snug and warm and found some dinky little hats that match the sleepsuits so he will look adorable!
5 x Muslin squares
These were my staple item for the first nine months of Dylan's life and I used them as cot sheets, to wipe up sick and dribble and as breastfeeding covers among other things. These are one of the only things I haven't got new for the hospital bag as I did end up with so many last time!
2 x Scratch Mitts
Even though the sleepsuits I have chosen have inbuilt scratch mitts, I felt like I should pack a couple of pairs 'just in case'
1 x Booties
The best thing about winter babies is all the cute and snuggly accessories!
1 x Newborn Snowsuit
I want to make sure Squish is lovely and cosy when we take him home and I love newborns in all white so I bought this gorgeous penguin snowsuit from Kiddicare
2 x Blankets
I am sure I will only need one, but I just couldn't decide so I have thrown both in! There is a lovely white and rainbow Frugi blanket and a knitted colourful one that I chose from Mothercare.
20 x Size one nappies
Self explanatory really!
4 x Cloth Nappies
I have packed four gorgeous and tiny Tots Bots Teenyfits. I love the idea of using cloth from birth, but I am not sure if I am brave enough yet as I do remember how revolting the meconium really is! I have the option this way and will see how I feel when Squish is here
Baby Wipes and Cotton Wool
I intend to use cotton wool and water for all nappy changes in the first few days so I have packed a pack of cotton wool, but never understimate a newborn - baby wipes may well be a necessity!
We never swaddled Dylan but I fell in love with these gorgeous swaddle gro bags from Ergo Pouch at the baby show and have one ready in the newborn size to keep my new little man all cosy and help him sleep.
I will also have a newborn Car seat of course to take the little guy home in! I have managed to fit most of this into my new changing bag but I have to admit that the blankets are in my bag now as they just wouldn't fit.
As you can see this fab changing bag makes a perfect hospital bag and I can't wait to have a tiny baby to fit into all these gorgeous new things!
Disclaimer: I was provided with a Pink Lining changing bag free of charge but all thoughts and opinions are completely my own.