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Have you packed your hospital bag yet? Do you know what you’re going to need? The majority of mums continue to work very close to their delivery date and then it can be a big rush getting everything ready.

Here is a very good checklist to avoid stress and leaving things at home that might have made your stay at the hospital a lot easier and pleasant.

MUM

  • Comfortable undies (big ones)
  • Nipple cream (if you’re going to breastfeed)
  • Breast pads
  • Maternity pads (Lots!)
  • Comfy clothes (big around the waist especially if you have a C-section)
  • Snacks
  • Phone charger
  • Bag for dirty/wet clothes
  • Slippers & socks
  • Toiletries :
    • Soap
    • Bath sponge
    • Shampoo & conditioner
    • Deodorant
    • Toothbrush
    • Toothpaste
  • Comfy bra
  • Drink bottle
  • Breastfeeding pillow (if you’re going to breastfeed)
  • Lip balm
  • Pen & notebook (you always want to write something)
  • Small change (for vending machine or shop)
  • Camera
  • Personal pillow
  • Towel
  • Tissues
  • Ipad/Laptop
  • Music
  • Linen saver
  • Ural tablets (if you’re having a natural birth)
  • Soft toilet paper
  • Hairdryer
  • Hair ties (if your hair is long)
  • Hand sanitiser
  • Hot/cold pack

BABY

  • Newborn nappies
  • 2 outfits per day
    • mittens
    • socks
    • hat
    • suits
    • singlet
  • Wipes
  • Bottles & formula (if you’re going to bottle feed)
  • Toiletries :
    • Message oil
    • Baby wash
    • Moisturiser
    • Nappy cream
  • Wrap/Swaddle
  • Towel
  • Baby blanket
  • Cotton buds
  • Little eyes (eye wipes)
  • Disposable changing mat
  • Nappy bags
  • Bibs
  • Burping cloth
  • Baby brush
  • Baby nail set
  • Face washer (soft)

Good luck

Sleep well

Christine