What’s in Baby G’s Hospital Bag

If you missed What’s in My Hospital Bag, please click here.

Today, I’m showing you what is in Baby G’s hospital bag. Packing this made it feel even more real, although I must admit, as I was packing the little clothes I kept saying to Sox: “I can’t believe a little person is going to fit in these. Our little person!” 

I’m going to start with my nappy bag that I am completely in love with and I cannot wait to start using this. I wanted a bag that was fashionable so I could use it daily, and could also be used afterwards (not just as a nappy bag – it actually fits my laptop perfectly.) I also wanted one of excellent quality, which is why I chose leather because it will only get better and better with age. 

I chose the Jeankelly Toffee 2 Pocket Leather shopper and it is AMAZING! You get all different kinds of leather and there is even a leather called Vanilla Blonde, but it wasn’t in the 2 pocket shopper and I really loved this design.

Jeankelly have designed the most beautiful leather shopper with two outside pockets. The inside has a water resistant lining, 4 inner pockets, a zipped pocket for your mobile and other personal items, a key/dummy clip and a removable shoulder/pram strap. Padded changing mat included. Our range is made by South Africa’s leading handbag manufacturer who has many years’ experience in crafting fine leather products.

The pockets are home for the Jellycat bunnies. I don’t know why, but I’ve been drawn to bunnies throughout my pregnancy.

It’s waterproof inside, with various pockets and zipped inners.  I bought Sox the Jeankelly Leather Backpack as his own nappy/diaper bag for when I’m not with him and Baby G. I actually love how feminine and masculine it can be and I actually love that it allows you to be handsfree.

Have a look at for the impressive full range.

So, what’s going into this bag for the hospital?


The hospital I am going to gives me a maternity pack with a lot of the toiletries, like nappies and cream and so on, but not all hospitals give you a maternity pack, so I’m posting what you generally need.

  1. Nappies – I’ve got the Huggies New Born. I love that it has an umbilical cord cut out. Clever. Disclaimer… I have never changed a nappy before. So Baby G’s will be my first. Crazy, right?
  2. Wet Wipes – I often laugh because I don’t use wet wipes now, so I always say it’s: Life before Wet Wipes vs Life after Wet Wipes, when your life can’t co-exist without them.
  3. Bum cream – I’ve got Sudocrem, which comes recommended by almost all of my friends.
  4. Organic Coconut Oil. I scooped out a little into a jar because I’ve heard it’s excellent for getting the Meconium off (babies first tar like, sticky poo.) It’s also antibacterial and will be moisturising on his new skin.
  5. Cotton Wool.
  6. Dummies (Pacifiers) – I have a newborn NUK and MAM dummies.
  7. Pacifier/Dummy cleaners. I genuinely think I bought this as a novelty, because in reality I probably won’t be as pedantic. It depends on how little he is, but I think some germs are good and I’ll probably just rinse it off/pop it in my own mouth, depending. Ok, I might have also got this because of the flavour. I am a total sucker!

Now for the cute things…

Baby Clothes:

Even though I’m having a Winter baby, newborns cannot regulate their temperatures, so it’s important to bring warm clothes anyway.

  1. 3x Prem onesies/babygros as I’m not sure how little he will be and each week after 34 weeks is a bonus. I’m 35 weeks tomorrow. It feels like such a victory and so far this Fibroid is behaving, although I’m in serious pain non stop.
  2. 2 vests.
  3. 3 newborn onesies/babygros. Sox can always bring more of the correct size if need be.
  4. 2 beanies.
  5. 1 pair of socks and 1 pair of bootie bear socks that were too cute not to buy.
  6. Bibs.
  7. 2 Swaddle cloths and burp cloths.
  8. Love to Dream Swaddle Up sleeping bag.
  9. 1 Baby blanket.
  10. Jeankelly Feeding Pillow. This is so clever. It comes in a waterproof cover that makes it great for traveling. You slip the pillow onto your arm, making it really easy for breastfeeding/bottle feeding.
  11. Mina Moo multi functional cover. This is possibly for when I breastfeed (if we have visitors at feeding time) and when we cover the car seat for when we take Baby G home.

I hope I have thought of everything and if I’ve missed some things, please do let me know!

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  • Reply Chantel

    Baby G is one lucky boy! Good luck with the last stretch of your pregnancy.

    May 30, 2017 at 7:12 am
  • Reply Louise

    Love it! That baby sleeping bag is so useful. I used similar ones when my little guy was small. Babies and toddlers kick off their blankets otherwise.

    May 30, 2017 at 7:15 am
  • Reply Angelique Venter

    Everything in your bag is perfect, but maybe put it one or two fleece baby grows too. The t-shirt baby grows are not always that warm. 🙂 Good luck!!

    May 30, 2017 at 7:36 am
    • Reply BaileySchneider

      That’s a good idea! Thank you! I also got advice to bring a fleecy blanket! Xx

      May 30, 2017 at 7:37 am
    • Reply Maryke Fasser

      I Agree!An extra fleece blanket and fleece babygrows will do the trick!On very cold days you can even layer the cotton babygrows underneath the fleece one.Our baby is 3.5 months old and we use the fleece babygrows at night to keep him warm and cozy…works like a charm.

      May 30, 2017 at 10:42 am
  • Reply Tanya

    Thank you for sharing what’s in Baby G’s bag with us! This is going to help me so much when I have to pack my bag. Where did you buy the sleeping bag? I’d love to buy one of those. Your Jean Kelly baby bag is stunning! Good luck with the last bit of your pregnancy Bailey xxx

    May 30, 2017 at 7:44 am
  • Reply Christelle

    Don’t have a baby or planning on having one any time soon, but I am tempted to buy myself one of the Vanilla Blonde leather shoppers!!!
    All the best for the remainder of the pregnancy.

    May 30, 2017 at 8:19 am
  • Reply Clea

    Such an exciting time! I’d add more vests and socks – baba will wear these everyday, nonstop. He’ll pretty much have socks on under his babygro until summer arrives.

    May 30, 2017 at 8:37 am
  • Reply Jodie

    I found with both my boys that the all-in-one vests or onesies i.e. the ones that clip between the legs are better as the plain short to the waist vests tend to ride up the baby.

    May 30, 2017 at 8:37 am
  • Reply Clea

    Oh, and get the vests that clip at the bottom – they don’t ride up!

    May 30, 2017 at 8:41 am
  • Reply Amy

    So cute and exciting. I would also pack a towel or two because he will probably have his first bath in hospital and also some old fashioned toweling nappies for cleaning up any vomit/poo and good to put over your shoulder when you’re burping!

    May 30, 2017 at 9:08 am
  • Reply Elana

    Take big ear buds to clean belly button as I don’t think they give those.

    May 30, 2017 at 9:20 am
    • Reply BaileySchneider

      Ah thanks… that will be in our hospital maternity kit, so I didn’t add it 🙂 xxx

      May 30, 2017 at 1:20 pm
  • Reply Caley

    YAY!!! Starting to get so close now, and so proud of you for getting this far Bails! x

    May 30, 2017 at 9:33 am
  • Reply Caley

    YAY!!! Starting to get so close now, and so proud of you for getting this far Bails! x

    May 30, 2017 at 9:33 am
  • Reply Mandy

    Good luck for the rest! Also due 5 July, so exciting and very helpful post 🙂 where did you get the blanket from and which muslins are you using? Xx

    May 30, 2017 at 10:02 am
    • Reply BaileySchneider

      Congrats Mandy! Very exciting.. I definitely won’t be getting to the 5 July, even though that’s the official 40 week due date!
      I got my Muslins from Kids Emporium – they have such awesome ranges, like those from: Sugardots.
      All the best for your pregnancy and the last stretch

      May 30, 2017 at 1:19 pm
      • Reply Mandy

        Thanks so much. Same to you xxx

        May 31, 2017 at 10:25 am
  • Reply Clare

    This post brought back fond memories of how well prepared I was with my first baby in 2013. Fast forward 22 months when my second one arrived earlier than due date, I hadn’t even packed my hospital bag! But you are sorted indeed! That feeding pillow is so clever! I would also recommend vests with the clips at the bottom and a few fleecy baby grows…maybe not for in hospital but certainly for the cold winter months ahead 🙂 All the best xx

    May 31, 2017 at 7:45 am
  • Reply A Daft Scots Lass

    Oh Em Gee. the date is around the corner! Perhaps Baby G will arrive on my birthday. 19 June!

    Don’t forget Baby wash for Baby G’s first bath in hospital. A hooded towel and another few heavier blankets. They tend to throw up on them and its always useful to have a few with you. I agree with the others…the onesie clip-at-the-crotch vests keep everything in place and don’t rid up. Perhaps some hand sanitizer for those nappy changes.

    May 31, 2017 at 8:08 am
    • Reply BaileySchneider

      Thanks Gil! We going to bath him at home only because they say it’s so good for the vernix to stay on them for as long as possible, so we won’t be taking bath stuff and if nurses insist, we get all of that in our maternity hospital pack xx

      May 31, 2017 at 8:23 am
  • Reply Cara

    Eeeek! This is so exciting :). I love reading these posts and it brings back all the memories! One thing we needed for baby was scratch mittens – their nails are quite sharp and they tend to scratch their faces a little. Socks on the hands work well too :). Ditto on the clip at the crotch body vests and the burpy towels.

    May 31, 2017 at 8:27 am
  • Reply Heather

    Looks like you’ve pretty much got it covered. Depending on what is in the bag the hospital gives you I’d add a tub of baby Epimax to the bag. We used it when we had the first bath in the hospital. It’s so gentle on baby’s skin. Good luck with the last few weeks.

    May 31, 2017 at 9:12 am
  • Reply Tracy

    All I can see that I might recommend as an extra is some bum paste besides sudocrem (Fissan or Bepanthan were the best for me), a tub of Epimax Baby and fleecy babygrows to put over your cotton ones (the ones with ears are to die for). That feeding pillow will be a godsend, mine went EVERYWHERE with me!

    Thanks for making me remember my hospital trip. It went so fast… it’s nice to reminisce.

    May 31, 2017 at 10:49 am
  • Reply Susan

    LOVE your nappy bag! Not sure if I missed it but you will need something for the belly button, surgical spirits which should be in your hospital pack or get some Wecsin powder – a wonderful homeopathic / Natural product to dry up the umbilical cord and any future grazes or little wounds xxx

    June 2, 2017 at 4:10 pm
  • Reply Inette Fourie

    One thing that helped me so much with both my babies was putting each outfit eith a diaper, vest, socks, hat in a small ziploc bag. Makes it easier to grab from your bag if your a bit sore. Or if a visitor or dad needs to change baby. No rummaging around. Also helped my preggie brain remember to pack everything.

    June 7, 2017 at 6:11 pm
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  • Reply Tammy

    Hi Bailey!
    I’m so glad you did this post! I keep referring back to it now that I have to pack the hospital bags for my little princess & myself 🙂 It is very helpful!
    Quick question… how did you use the coconut oil to remove the Meconium?
    When I had my son 7 years ago I remember just using a warm cloth & wet wipes, but I also remember how difficult it was to get it off & I probably irritated his skin with all the cleaning lol. Don’t want to make the same mistake this time.
    Now that you’ve had gorgeous baby G… is there anything you feel you could’ve added to the bags? 🙂

    July 28, 2017 at 9:31 am
    • Reply BaileySchneider

      I’m going to email you… please look out for it and thanks for the questions and reading my blog

      August 7, 2017 at 4:52 am
      • Reply Gina

        Please can I also have an email with the answers to these questions?
        Rereading this looking for clues of what I need to get packed – both for me and my little one. Can’t believe how quickly the time has gone and that I’m already packing bags (and actually feeling like I’ve left it a bit late…)
        Thanks for sharing everything you packed. There are so many lists but with most of them being international it’s nice to get an idea of what you used! xxx

        August 24, 2017 at 9:14 pm
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  • Reply Kirsty

    Hey Bailey! Do you still recommend the Jean Kelly bag? Do you still use it every day? Or is one of those freebie nappy bags good enough?

    January 17, 2018 at 5:06 pm
    • Reply BaileySchneider

      Hey Kirsty, I use my Jean Kelly bag every single day. I absolutely love it! It holds everything and looks so good too (hehe). I’m not familiar with the freebie bags to be honest x

      January 17, 2018 at 5:14 pm
      • Reply Kirsty

        Thanks so much! I know it would be an investment but then the other part of me just thinks how many nappies I could buy with that cash! Haha

        January 17, 2018 at 5:16 pm
        • Reply BaileySchneider

          Yes true… I chose this bag because the leather will only get better as it ages and I can use it long after nappies are done (as a laptop bag/ tote)

          January 17, 2018 at 6:18 pm

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