Packing for Hospital

What to pack? EGG have made it easy with this list of must haves, nice to haves and little extras!




MUST HAVES
Button-up pyjamas or other front-opening pyjamas or Nightie for breastfeeding
Disposable or cheap cotton underwear
Breastfeeding bras x 2
Breast pads
Nipple balm
Wheat Bag
Long dressing gown
Clothing to wear home
Digital camera and extra batteries
Cell phone, extra credit, and phone charger
List of people/numbers to call after birth
Snacks (muesli bars, barley sugars, lollipops, crackers, chocolate for afterward)
Drinks (sports drinks, bottled water, juice)
Contact lens supplies/glasses
Toothbrush and toothpaste
Any medications you are currently taking
A copy of your birth plan
Hairbrush/comb
Shampoo and conditioner
Body wash and mesh sponge
Deodorant
Face moisturiser and body lotion




NICE TO HAVE

Pillow from home
Face cloth
Lip balm
Hair ties or hair clips
Headband to hold back fringe
Rescue Remedy
Arnica drops
Pen and paper/small notebook
Portable mp3 player and music
Soft toilet paper or disposable toilet wipes
Book, magazines, or puzzle book
Flip-flops for in the shower
Slippers and socks
Sanitary pads
Makeup
Hot water bottle
Cash
A gorgeous dress to go home in (for those photo memories)




LITTLE EXTRAS

CD player and CDs
Laptop and DVDs
Sleeping mask and earplugs
Soft facial tissues
Massage oil
Aroma Mother Facial Spray
Bikini (for labouring in the birthing pool)
Coffee from home
Razor in case you feel like shaving
Champagne for toasting afterward



FOR BABY
Carseat
Light blankets or muslin wraps x 2
Disposable baby wipes
Baby face cloths
Newborn-sized dummy
Socks x 2 pairs
Booties
Cotton hat
Going-home outfit
Baby oil (great for cleaning up baby's bottom after meconium nappies)
Formula, bottles, teats, and sterilising equipment if you plan to bottle-feed
Size 0000 and 000 bodysuits x 2 eachSize 0000 and 000 pyjamas if colder weather

Happy packing!

with love from Charlotte
& the chics at EGG

 


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