PacaPod Hastings: the perfect hospital bag for dad?

The PacaPod Hastings and its inner pods. The perfect hospital bag for dad?

Disclosure: I received a PacaPod Hastings to review and keep. This post also includes an affiliate link.

With the arrival of our third child drawing ever nearer, we’ve been making sure we’ve got everything in place. This, of course, includes a hospital bag.

Or hospital bags to be more precise, as I think it’s just as important to have a hospital bag for dad.

It saves stowing everything in a bulky holdall. It also reduces the risk of not being able to find something that the mum really needs at a crucial moment while giving birth.

I recently received this beauty from PacaPod and thought that, rather than waiting to review it for its primary function, it suited my more imminent needs perfectly.

A man with a PacaPod bag over his shoulder.

The PacaPod Hastings is both functional and stylish. It’s also perfect for getting organised before leaving the house with a little one.

As well as a capacious main section – which is big enough to accommodate my laptop – and a front pocket with subsections for personal items like your phone and keys, there are two pods that sit inside the bag.

There’s one for changing equipment and the other for feeding gear.

The PacaPod Hastings with one of the pods opened out.

It’s made of durable material and is nice and sturdy. This makes it both easy to load and to see what you’ve packed. Perfect for those mornings when the sleep deprivation has hit you hard!

The pods are really handy too. They can both be unzipped to the point where they’re completely flat.

The changing pod has a series of elasticated pockets in it, making it quick and easy to find what you need. Both are made of an easy-to-clean material, which is a must with a little one.

Other useful features include a couple of clips for attaching the pods to a pushchair and, of course, a changing mat that can be rolled up and neatly tucked away.
The back of the PacaPod Hastings.
It’s a really useful way of quite literally compartmentalising the different tasks associated with looking after a tiny person. It looks great too.

I’m very happy with it and know it’s going to be really useful for the weeks and years ahead. It’s a changing bag and hospital bag for dad rolled into one.

You can see what I packed into mine in the video below.

What would you pack in a hospital bag for dad?

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