What to pack for the hospital

Hospital bag

Pack early, that’s my motto. I’ve seen many mums leave it to the last minute and arrive with a few things in a plastic bag. Below is a general list…add what you feel you may need. Enjoy!!

For you

  • Health insurance / Medicare cards
  • Small amount of cash
  • Lots and lots of undies and make sure they are black
  • Warm socks
  • Maternity bras
  • Black leggings / comfy pants
  • Slippers/shoes
  • Breast pads
  • Maternity pads
  • Toothbrush
  • Toothpaste
  • Hair dryer
  • Hairbrush
  • Deodorant
  • Shampoo
  • Conditioner
  • Lip balm
  • Phone charger

For the baby

  • 10 large wraps
  • 10 grow suits / onesies
  • 10 singlets
  • A hat for the baby
  • Check if the hospital provides nappies and wipes
  • Ensure a capsule foe the baby is fitted (and you know how to use it)

For your partner

  • Some snacks
  • Change of clothes
  • Toothpaste/toothbrush
  • Mobile phone and charger
  • Change for parking
  • Camera, charger
  • Video camera and charger