Packing list for delivery at hospital

Nov 6, 2013
Friends just read this on the net and though to share with you all.

Are you hospital ready now that the date is nearing ?
Perfect planning is what will make you advanced stage of pregnancy. Anticipation is already in the air especially if it is your first child but avoiding chaotic moments will help a lot to make you feel less anxious. Here are some of tips that will help you for the newborn's arrival.

Months before the delivery, hope you have selected an ideal hospital that is not too far to travel and has adequate amenities required for baby including a helpful staff. The doctor is of course the one you have been visiting for periodical checkups.

Plan according to your stay. If you know already that mode of delivery would be a C-section, it will need a longer stay as your body will take a longer time to heal.

Sometimes a doctor has to suddenly decide on C-section against vaginal birth, be ready for the twist and plan accordingly.

Plan packing bags in two parts –things required before and post delivery. Here is a list of items that you should pack-

  • Comfortable clothes!
  • Sleep wear
  • Comfortable slippers
  • Shawl
  • Scarf
  • Nursing bras and breast pads.
  • Toiletries such as shampoo, soap, toothpaste, toothbrush, moisturizer and lip balm.
  • Napkins and Towels
  • Wet wipes
  • Hair clips/band!
  • Medical File of reports
  • Notepad and Pen
  • Baby record book!
  • List of doctors' phone numbers
  • List of medicines if you are allergic to any.
  • Camera + charger to capture this special moment

If possible have and experienced friend/family member to be with you in hospital. Hospitals are always short on manpower and cannot provide you minute necessary tips at this point.

If this is your second child see that the sibling of a newborn is given due attention. They might feel neglected and feel jealous about everybody’s excitement for the new baby. The best way would be to let the sibling of the new born participate and join the preparations in his/her tiny way.

Plan things appropriate to the seasonal weather.

Even though you have planned according to the best of your imagination, there could situations disturbing routine city life like heavy rainfall, bad traffic, or sudden chaotic event on public roads. Presence of mind works best for such times so keep your cool.


Ruler's of Penmai
Registered User
Jul 26, 2012
Hi Swetha, the list you have provided is very helpful. thank you !

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