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Hospital Bag Checklist for Pregnant Mums – What to bring?

January 7, 2020

A common question I get from patients is “what should I bring to the hospital for labour”? And its a good one. There are many things that mothers have told me after birth that they wish they brought with them.

So I have compiled a hospital bag checklist for pregnant mums, their partners, and their new bub. This comes from a few different patients and their experiences – so you know its going to be well thought out!

If you feel that there is anything we have missed here, feel free to let us know and we will add it to the checklist.

Hospital bag Checklist for Mums

2x maternity pads

4x breast pads

1x Nipple cream

8-10 pairs of black ‘granny’ underwear (2 sizes bigger than normal)

3x comfortable tshirts

1x long sleeved top

1x PJ’s

2-3x Nursing singlets

2x trackie pants or leggings

1x jumper

2x socks

1x slip on shoes/thongs/slippers

1x toothbrush and toothpaste

1x personal care products such as mini size shampoo/conditioner/deodorant/face wash

1x hand cream (plain and not perfumed)

1x lipbalm (hospitals are very drying)

1x any desired make up

1x phone charger

1x Hospital paperwork, desired birth plan if you have one and private health insurance details (some OB’s may prepare this for you)

1x bag for washing and gifts


Hospital Bag Checklist for Bub

20x Nappies (not required if private)

1x facial wipes (not required if private)

2x Beanie

10x Onsies

3x socks

6x singlets that button under crotch

2-3x muslin wraps

1x blanket


Hospital Bag Checklist for Partner

1x snacks for partner if they get hungry (which they will)

1x toothbrush

1x deodorant

2-3x change of clothes


Robert Gentile

B.C.M (Hons), C.Clin.Prac (China), C.Toyohari. Registered Acupuncturist and Herbalist. Integrative Natural Medicine Practitioner.

Robert is a passionate and warm practitioner who has an extensive knowledge of integrative and functional natural medicine. He is down to earth and has an interest in organic foods, gardening and sustainable living. With over a decade of experience, he is renowned for being very thorough by both fellow practitioners and patients alike.