What to pack in your hospital bag: check-list

What to pack in your hospital bag: check-list

Start packing about two weeks before your due date to make sure that you're ready for your baby's big arrival. Here are some suggestions on what to bring with you.

For you:

  • 2 nightdresses
  • A few pairs of comfortable knickers
  • Heavy-duty sanitary pads
  • A shawl or dressing gown
  • Slippers or flip-flops
  • A pair of warm socks
  • Breast pads, lanolin cream (for tender nipples) and nursing bras if choosing to breastfeeding
  • Your phone and charger
  • Toiletries and cosmetics
  • Lip balm
  • A comfortable outfit to wear home
  • Body lotion or massage oil
  • Hospital file/notes
  • Birth plan (if you have one)

For your baby:

  • 3 full-body onesies that fasten at the front
  • Socks, mittens and hat
  • Going-home outfit, including a hat and blanket
  • About 10 nappies made especially for newborns, such as Pampers premium protection new baby
  • Baby Wipes designed for delicate newborn skin, did you know Pampers New baby sensitive are endorsed by the Skin Health Alliance and proven milder than cotton wool and water.

For your partner:

  • Snacks
  • His phone and charger
  • A change of clothing and toiletries
  • Camera and charger

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