What I have packed in my baby's first changing bag to leave hospital with...

By Charlotte Pearl – founder of Pink Lining, currently expecting baby number 4… any day!

It’s so exciting to be packing and able to use my changing bags again with the imminent birth of baby number four hopefully happening any day now!

Rufus and I have 3 children- Amelia-Rose aged 10 years, Lucas- 7 years and Arthur – 5 years so it has been a while since I have personally been able to tote one of my own changing bags. I have chosen the Bramley tote in pink flamingos and combining some research with vague memories of what I needed last time (albeit almost 6 years ago!) here is my list of what I have packed for our baby girl: (bearing in mind most hospitals will have all the essentials if you happen to forget anything, plus if you end up spending more time in hospital than you had anticipated hopefully someone could pick up any extra items should you need them)

The fundamentals:

2 plain white vests- John Lewis baby

2 plain white baby grows – John Lewis baby

Baby knitted hat – Sue Hill

Knitted booties – Hop Like A Bunny

Baby socks x 3 pairs - John Lewis baby

Knitted cardigan - John Lewis baby

3 Muslin cloths - Frugi

Receiving waffle snug as a bug blanket – PL Child (Available mid April)

A special, stripy, (warm & woolly) leaving hospital baby grow – Mini A Ture

…and an alternative outfit (she is a girl after all!) – John Lewis baby

Her first snuggle bunny soft toy – PL Child (Available mid April)


The nappy changing essentials stowed inside the Pink Lining zip wet bag:

A travel packet of water wipes (wet wipes for nappy changes without any nasty chemicals) – Water Wipes

Cotton wool

Beaming baby Biodegradable nappy sacs - Beaming Baby/Amazon

Soothing Bottom butter - Love Boo

Lucas Papaw ointment – The Paw Paw Shop


And stashed in the elasticated changing bag nappy pockets:

20x Naty newborn nappies - Naty

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