We’ve compiled a list of items that you might like to consider when packing your bag for hospital. It’s a good idea to have it ready well advance of your due date – you just never know when your little one will decide to make an appearance!

NEED TO HAVENICE TO HAVE
Change for the car parkTens machine
Birth planCooling water spray or flannel
Old/oversize t-shirt for the birth (dark colors are best)Massage oil
Phone card, coins and a list of phone numbersHair band
Pajamas or night slip with front opening for breastfeedingLip balm
Dressing gownWater, snacks and drinks
SlippersMusic player
Breast padsMagazines and books
Maternity padsCamcorder(Not all hospitals permit the use of such equipment)
Disposable pantsInflatable feeding pillow
TowelLavender oil to add to the bath to help promote healing
Toiletries
Comfortable clothes eg tracksuit
Camera
Nipple cream
Nipple shields

FOR YOUR BABY

  • Vests
  • Baby grows/sleep suits
  • Blanket
  • Nappies
  • Hat
  • Bibs
  • Cotton wool balls
  • Scratch mitts
  • Car seat