What to pack inside your Hospital or Maternity bag

I can imagine the excitement going through your mind and high expectations to met the new creation and baby who is going to change your world and life fo ever. But wait…in the wake of this excitement and euphoria, there are basic checklist which your doctor or midwife must have given you to pack in preparation for the D-day.

It may be unannounced but it’s best you do a checklist of all the essentials you will need during labour and birth and after your baby is born. It’s good practice to have a bag packed by the time you are about 36 weeks. Here is a list in addition to the one given by your hospital/midwife:

Expectant Mother
Old night dress or T-shirt to wear in labour
Hairbands
Comfortable slippers or Socks
Change of clothes - You and Partner
Going home outfit
Dressing gown
Maternity pads
Breast pads
Nightshirt or T-shirt with front openings
Toiletries: sponge, sponge, deodorant, toothbrush and paste
Disposable knickers - especially if you did Caesarean as it won’t rub on your wound
Maternity underwear
Bath towels
Tissue paper
Wrapper
Charger for your phone

Baby
Sleepsuits and vests
Baby care products: powder, skin rash cream, baby oil, Eucalyptus oil
Baby nappies
Cotton wool and spirit
Olive oil
Baby wipes
Vaseline
Rash cream
Foldable mosquito net
Baby bathing sponge & soap
Baby comb
Shea butter
Disinfectant
Hooded towel

References: www.babycentre.co.uk, mothercare.com, thebump.com,