Key Things to Pack in Your Hospital Bag

Things for the Mother

Key Things to Pack in Your Hospital Bag  

It’s important to plan what you need to bring for your hospital birth. A great tip is to have the bag ready to go at least by week 35! It’s also a good idea to check with the hospital/birth center to see what they can provide. Have your bag ready somewhere easily accessible at home, so you can grab and go when the time comes. 

Things for the Mother 

  1. Extra Underwear  
  2. Comfortable nightgowns/large t-shirt for during and after labour 
  3. Spare socks 
  4. Slippers 
  5. Robes 
  6. Toiletries (Makeup wipes, deodorant, moisturizer, toothbrush and paste) 
  7. Headband/ponytail holder 
  8. Hot water bottle 
  9. Massage oils or your favourite massage equipment 
  10. Nursing bras and pads 
  11. Sanitary pads 
  12. Contact Lens Case & Glasses 
  13. Snacks for you and your partner 
  14. Sugar free lozenges (can help during labour to keep mouth moist) 
  15. Books, DVDs, magazines, tablet or laptop computer 
  16. Change for vending machine 
  17. Pen & Paper 
  18. Insurance info, health cards, hospital forms, birth plan 
  19. Labour Tens Machine, if you plan to use one 
  20. Mobile phone charger 
  21. Prenatal Ease Vitamins for Nursing 
  22. Clothes to wear on your way home  

Things for the Baby 

  1. Clothing – Sleepers and undershirts 
  2. Scratch mittens 
  3. Baby blanket 
  4. Baby hat 
  5. Disposable diapers 
  6. Cotton balls 
  7. Cream for baby bottom such as Dimpleskins Bum Bum  
  8. Outdoor clothing 
  9. Car Seat 

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