What to pack in your hospital bag when having a baby?

Discussion in 'FAQ' started by MIB ADMIN, Feb 10, 2015.


    MIB ADMIN Moderator Staff Member

    This is a question that we get asked a great deal.......

    Based on suggestions given by members, here's what your bag(s) could include:

    For you:
    - at least 2 nighties
    - 2 pairs of pjs for after giving birth
    - warm socks
    - slippers
    - dressing gown
    - maternity/feeding bras
    - knickers (black, lots of them)
    - maternity pads
    - wash bag (get some nice toiletries), hair brush, make up, hair scrunchies
    - phone and charger
    - camera and charger
    - ipad, book, magazines
    - snacks and juices - enough for you and your husband for during and after labour - you never know when you're going to be peckish!
    - a change of clothes for going home (assume you will still be very big and also sore)

    For baby:
    - 4-6 newborn vests
    - 4-6 newborn romper suits/sleep suits
    - cotton hat
    - scratch mittens
    - blanket for wrapping the baby in
    - nappies/diapers (the hospital may provide these, but always good to have some on hand)
    - wipes for delicate skin
    - cotton wool
    - any special gifts that you want the baby to have e.g. a special teddy

    What else would you add?
    Last edited: Feb 10, 2015
  2. hina.amoodi

    hina.amoodi New Member

    Scrunchies...hair bands for mother
    blanket for wrapping baby
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    MIB ADMIN Moderator Staff Member

    Good ideas - I'll add them - thanks :)
  4. aaziz

    aaziz New Member

    Shall and cardigan
    shower slippers
    Hand fan
    Prayer scarf
    Camera, video camera, chargers, uploading cables
    Extension cord
    Marriage certificate copy, CPR copy, passport copies
    Extra big bags/ duffle bag to carry gifts and misc home
  5. EmMoo

    EmMoo New Member

    Hello, apologies I cannot find a more appropriate forum ....I wondered if anyone could please confirm the current maternity paid period. I have researched online but most sites were updated a few years ago and I want to ensure the information is correct - I have seen that in previous years it 60 days paid and 15 days unpaid - can anyone please confirm if this is still the case? THANKS SO MUCH

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