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What To Pack for Hospital


Your due date is just around the corner. It’s time to pack your bag for the hospital. Don’t forget to include something to wear when people come to admire your little miracle.

Saturday, November 5th, 2016

Use our checklist to make sure nothing slips your mind.


You can create your own customised list here: Checklist tool


Checklist: in your hospital bag

Everyday clothes

  • 6 button-up shirts (to make it easy to breastfeed)
  • 2 or 3 comfortable dresses or trousers
  • 1 jumper, jacket or cardigan
  • 3 or 4 pairs of socks + slippers
  • 2 feeding bras + feeding cushion
  • Pack of thick sanitary pads and breast pads


  • 2 pairs of pyjamas
  • 1 dressing gown

Everything else

  • 1 toiletries bag with your face and body products
  • Camera
  • 1 bag for dirty laundry


Checklist: for your new baby

  • 6 sleepsuits
  • 6 baby wraps
  • Nappies (if your hospital doesn’t provide them)
  • Socks and beanie
  • Infant car seat for when they go home


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