Maternity hospital bag list

Posted on October 20, 2013 by Charlotte Sparks

Let us make it a little easier for you as you approach your due date with our recommendations of what to pack in your hospital bag. Comprised of both personal recommendations and those you usually receive from your midwife. 

For Labour:
Your birth plan and maternity notes
Your mobile phone & important phone numbers on paper
Change for car park
An old/dark nightie/ t-shirt/ top
Lightweight dressing gown and slippers
Cosy socks
Hairband, hair ties & grips
High energy snacks & drinks
Bendy straws
Lip balm
Camera/ Video camera/ Mobile phone camera
Magazines/books/MP3 player/tablet
Phone charger
TENS pain relief machine
Birthing ball

For mum:
Nursing bras
Nursing / breastfeeding nightie
Nursing Clothes
Lansinoh nipple cream
Disposable breast pads
Old comfy knickers or disposable pants
Toiletries including travel size shampoo, conditioner, shower gel, deodorant, toothbrush, toothpaste, face wipes, lip balm, moisturiser, mascara & some basic make-up for photos, flannel, hairbrush.
Pack of maternity pads
Loose or comfortable going home clothes 

For baby:
Cotton wool balls/pads & small pot
Baby towel
Eco Nappies
Nappy bags
Disposable changing mats
4 Baby bodysuits
4 Sleepsuits
Muslin squares
Baby Cardigan
Scratch mittens
Baby socks or booties
Baby hat
Baby blanket
Jacket or snowsuit in winter
Baby car seat 

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