Hospital bag checklist for Mum & Baby:

 

For you: 

PJ’s (make sure whatever you include has easy access for Breastfeeding)

Nursing Bra’s  

Underwear (the baggier and comfier the better!)

Comfortable day clothing - t-shirts, breastfeeding singlets, trackpants.

Toiletries – Soap or shower gel, shampoo and conditioner, face wash and facial moisturizer, toothbrush & toothpaste, lip balm, hair brush and comb, deodorant, hand cream, face spray, hair bands, nail file

Tissues

Clock

Manilla folder to put paperwork in

Medicare card, private health insurance details, any hospital paperwork or ante-natal cards, birth plan

Your Bubbalog Baby Journal to start recording feeds, sleeps etc

Maternity Pads – 2 or 3 packs

Heat Pack

Make-up and a nice top or outfit for photos

Cloth Breastpads

Snacks - Muesli bars, dried fruit, chocolate.

A small amount of money

Something to read eg, a couple of magazines

Diary, pen, notebook

Mobile telephone & charger

Digital Camera (if you don't have a camera on your mobile)

Baby name book if you haven't decided on names

Comfy shoes or thongs

Slippers

Socks  (in case your feet are cold)

Plastic shopping bags for dirty clothing

Spare change of clothes for your husband/partner

 

For Baby: 

Wondersuits/onesies/baby nighties  (however I personally stuck to bodysuits as I found baby nighties to ride up and be quite annoying!) in a size 0000 or 000

Singlets 

Wraps for swaddling

Socks

Packet of Nappies

Wipes

A couple of Burp Cloths (very handy for burping or wiping up little messes)

If you baby needs to go to special care nursery consider investing in a Cuski Baby Comforter - hold against you to absorb your smells before placing near your baby.

Going home outfit (including a hat if it is cold)

 

Optional: 

Hair dryer

Own pillow

 

** Please note this is mainly a list for once baby arrives.  The things you would like for labour are very personal and varied... but may include your birth plan, music, essential oils, heat or cold packs, etc 

** Finally, be sure to have the baby seat correctly installed in your vehicle ready for the trip home 

 

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