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Hospital List

Your due date is coming up, and it's time to pack your hospital bag. Use our hospital bag checklist to make sure you have everything you need.

  • When should I pack my bag for hospital?

Have your bag ready by the time you're about 30 weeks pregnant, since you could go into labour at any time in the weeks before your due date. Keep your bag near the door – or even in the car.

Having your bag ready ahead of time is a good idea even if you're having a planned c-section, because labor could start before your scheduled date.

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Mum Essentials

Baby Essentials

Other Home Essentials

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Mum Essentials

  • Anti-natal card (blue card)

  • A hand fan and spray mist bottle

  • Face cloth or sponge

  • A robe or front-opening shirt for nursing and skin-to-skin contact after delivery

  • A fresh nightgown, pyjamas, or comfy sweats to wear when you have visitors

  • Nursing pillow

  • Slippers 

  • Flip flops to use when taking a shower

  • A nursing bra with no underwire

  • Maternity underpants and disposable briefs

  • Maternity pads

  • Breast pads

  • Towels

  • Personal items, like a hairbrush, cosmetics, toothbrush, toothpaste and make-up

  • A going-home outfit (pack loose-fitting clothes — you’ll be around the size you were when you were 6 months pregnant)

  • Mobile Charger

Baby Essentials

  • 3 sleepsuits and vests

  • Socks or tights

  • Baby cotton scratch mittens 

  • Baby hats

  • 3 hooded baby towels

  • Top'n'tail bowl

  • Natural sponge

  • 1 pack newborn nappies

  • Nappy bags

  • Baby wipes

  • Cotton wool

  • Baby shampoo, soap and oil

  • Brush and comb

  • Newborn soother

  • Microwave steriliser bags 

  • Muslin squares

  • Blanket and cellular blanket

  • Swaddle blanket

  • Mosquito net 

  • Crib fitted sheet

  • Going home outfit

  • Infant car seat


Other Home Essentials

  • ​Baby nest

  • Cradle/Cot

  • Cot bedding essentials

  • Sleeping bag

  • Nightlight

  • Baby monitor

  • Baby thermometer

  • Room/bath thermometer

  • Baby bath

  • Baby scissors

  • Baby bottles

  • Bottle brush

  • Bottle detergent

  • Soother holder and chain

  • Bibs

  • Breast pump

  • Steriliser - electric or microwave

  • Soother steriliser

  • Bottle warmer

  • Cold mist humidifier

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