Tried & testedtips
Blogger: Mrs Meldrum Clothes for labour
"When you’re in hospital, the most important thing is comfort. Go for PJs, joggers, loose things and comfy loungewear. Avoid wearing anything with a tight waistband. Don’t forget some cosy socks and slippers in case it’s chilly on the ward."
"Also, buy some cheap, big, black pants that you can just throw away. They are so much more comfortable than disposables!"
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Your packing partner
Whether it’s your partner, your mum or your best friend, packing with someone you love makes the moment even more special. Put some tunes on and remember how close you are to meeting your little one!
If you’re packing with your birthing partner, don’t forget to check out our list for them too.
C&G baby club Facebook mums Find out how to refuel
Mums' top tips for staying energised during labour
We asked mums on our Facebook page for tips on how to keep energy levels up during labour. Here are a few suggestions:
- Granola bars and homemade flapjacks!
- Nuts and sugar-free jelly
- A spoonful of honey
Even if you lose your appetite during labour, try to stay well hydrated and keep food close by for when you fancy it – you will definitely be hungry when it’s all over!
Buying for baby Kirsten, mum to Rosa
My baby came early!
'I didn’t get much time to pack as my baby came early. The clothes I bought were far too big as he needed premature clothing, so it’s probably a good idea to take a couple of sizes, just in case!'
Alex from Bump to Baby
Make sure you've packed everything that you need to keep comfortable. Hospitals can be suprisingly warm places, so take a mini-fan or water spritzer to keep you cool.
'I have packed some cooling spray to help keep me cool. I have a feeling that it may come in handy for labour, especially for a summer birth!' – Alex
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