Hospital Bag Checklist

The day you’ve been anticipating is coming soon and the excitement to meet your little one is getting crazier. But things still need to be done. Like packing your hospital bag! You don’t want to be caught unawares and be rushed to the hospital without your and baby’s essentials. To have peace of mind, start packing your hospital bag from week 34 of pregnancy or on your 8th month. You can start sooner if you’re very keen.

For most; pregnancy comes with porridge brain so you might need help remembering everything you need to pack for hospital, so here’s a list:



For Mom

  • Hospital file and notes
  • 2 loose fitting night dresses and gown
  • Underwear
  • Comfortable outfit to wear when you leave the hospital
  • Toiletries and cosmetics
  • Phone and charger
  • Breast pads and nursing bra
  • Slippers or flip flops
  • Warm socks
  • Maternity pads

For baby

  • Vaseline
  • 3 full body onesies
  • 2 Vests
  • Hat
  • Nappies and wipes
  • 1 blanket
  • 1 receiver
  • Socks/booties
  • Car seat
  • Nursing pillows
  • Going home outfit

For dad

  • Dad must make sure the car seat is properly mounted
  • He must help you remember this checklist
  • Make sure you get to the hospital safely

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