What to pack in your multiples’ hospital bag

Posted on March 2nd, 2018

Mom of twins Martine Hendricks offers some tried-and-tested advice on what to pack in your hospital bag when you’re giving birth to two or more babies.

What to pack in your multiples' hospital bag

It’s never too early to get this sorted – rather planned and packed than spinning when the big day happens.

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These are guided quantities for twins and triplets

The basics:

  • Disposable nappies                  x3 newborn packs
  • Wet wipes                                 x3 packs sensitive/fragrance-free
  • Body vests                                x8 long and short sleeves
  • Sleeveless vest                         x6 100% cotton
  • Leggings                                   x8 100% cotton
  • Babygros                                  x8 100% cotton
  • Thick fleece babygros              x3
  • Caps                                        x4 cotton
  • Socks                                       x6 pairs
  • Towels                                       x1 for each baby
  • Receiver Blankets                     x6
  • Fleece Blankets                         x3 for the homecoming

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Toiletry essentials:

  • Earbuds
  • Cotton balls
  • Olive Oil
  • Soft face cloths
  • Aqueous cream
  • Cloth nappies (use as burping cloths)
  • Box of tissues
  • Disposable nappy sacks

Oh and just in case:…

  • Baby bottles
  • Pacifiers
  • Formula

Remember: These are just guidelines and the things you will need in any event or circumstance once at the hospital. Don’t worry about the extras – your partner or a family member can always go home or to the store should you run out of anything.

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Use this list to tick and check before rolling and packing into your bag.

Use a suitcase to fit everything, instead of having an individual bag for each baby.

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