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Here are a few suggestions for what to pack in your hospital bag.

For Mum

  • Day wear - comfortable clothes
  • Night wear - nighties or pyjamas with front opening if breast feeding
  • Toilet gear
  • Heavy-duty sanitary pads
  • Maternity bras
  • Phone
  • Meals will be provided but you may wish to bring snacks
  • Any medications that you are on
  • Items to make you feel comfortable such as own pillow

For Baby

  • 2 wool or cotton singlets
  • 2-3 stretch n grows or gowns
  • 1-2 cardigans
  • 1 hat, booties and mittens
  • 1 wool blanket or wrap
  • Nappies
  • Going home outfit
  • Car Seat

If travelling by car by law baby must be in a NZ safety approved car seat.

Last updated 19 June 2020.