It is a good idea to pack your bags 2-3 weeks before your baby’s due date. If you are having complications in your pregnancy, or you are having multiples, you may want to pack your bag earlier.
Having a bag for yourself and one for your baby helps you to find things more easily. It is best to use a rucksack or small case as some hospital beds have limited space around them and you could be asked to take large cases home if having your baby at Poole. You haven’t got to pack the kitchen sink, just the things you really need for a couple of days, as your family and friends can bring in and take home things as you need them.