I'm glad I'm not the only one already thinking about hospital bags although I hadn't thought of food because I never feel like eating in labour. You ladies have made me think though and I think now I will pack some food for after the birth because I will invariably be starving and they may not have anything available and even if they do it might not be very nice. I remember after my 1 hospital birth 16 years ago that they had to go looking for some leftover sandwiches which were a bit stale and took a long time to find. I'm so spoiled with homebirths being able to eat whatever I want as soon as I demand it after the birth. I've never owned a steriliser. I did use Milton for a bit with my first but somehow found it made the bottles feel sticky which I didn't like. Since then if I have needed to sterilise anything I boil them in a pot on the stove. As for bottles, my favourite so far has been the Tommee Tippee - Closer to Nature.