Once you are around 34 weeks pregnant, it’s the right time to prepare yourself and pack things that you would need on your delivery date. You might need to prepare things a little earlier because your baby might arrive earlier than expected. So it’s worth having your delivery kit bag ready.
This checklist will help you pack all the things that you would need in the hospital for yourself and your baby. You may also check with your hospital what they provide so that you won’t need to take those items.
Checklist for mom:
- Important documents: Test reports, Health Insurance documents, ID proof, medical cards, make sure you have a copy of these readily available.
- Socks: many mums wear socks if their feet get cold during labor.
- Slippers: to walk around the hospital ward.
- Lip balm: having lip balm will help hydrate your lips.
- Comfortable pillow: the hospital will provide pillows but they might not be the right kind for you. If you have a favorite pillow you may take it along.
- Relaxing pass time: you may carry a few books, magazines, tablet to watch movies or songs or a music player.
- Dresses: take three or four regular dresses and night dresses.
- Maternity pads: Generally hospitals provide some, but you can also carry a few maternity pads because it’s normal to bleed a lot after the birth and you may need to change very frequently every 2 to 3 hours.
- Undergarments: you can pack some extra pairs of them.
- Cell phone and charger
- Toiletries- as your stay is for a short period at the hospital you may carry travel shampoos, soaps, toothbrush, toothpaste, comb, hair bands, and body lotion.
- Spectacles/ contact lens case and saline solution
Checklist for Baby:
- Newborn or size 1 diaper
- Wet wipes
- Baby clothes
- The blanket is likely provided by the hospital, carrying of your own is always good to have on hand.
- Socks and booties- newborns get cold easily so you get them.
Checklist for your partner:
Don’t forget your partner’s requirements as the hospital will not be providing anything for them except sleeper bed to crash on.
- Clothes, shoes, toiletries, medicines, glasses, phone, camera, pillows, blanket, snacks, water bottles, books, and magazines.
In the end, no need to worry about not getting it from home as everything is available at the hospital if some things are missing don’t worry you can send someone out and get it.