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

For Mum

  • Day wear - comfortable clothes (pregnancy clothes are usually best – you may not won’t fit your pre pregnancy clothes for a while)
  • Night wear - nighties or pajamas with front opening if breast feeding
  • Toilet gear
  • Heavy-duty sanitary pads
  • Maternity bras
  • Breast pads
  • Watch or clock
  • Money and phone
  • Pen and paper - to note gifts, feeding times, messages
  • Snacks/ juice for Mum and partner or support person
  • Any medications that you are on
  • Items to make you feel comfortable such as own pillow

For Baby

  • 2 wool 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 24 April 2020.