Take The Stress Out with this HOSPITAL CHECKLIST

by Annelize Van Dyk
5 things every new mom should have in their diaper bag Inspired By This 1

Take The Stress Out with this HOSPITAL CHECKLIST

Packing Checklist for your hospital delivery

Babies do not always arrive according to schedule. It is a good idea to have a suitcase packed a few weeks before and to be ready to avoid last minute panics. Have your hospital bag checklist sorted, and your hospital bags packed and ready at around 34 weeks. 

Having everything ready and in one place also means if you should go to the hospital now, nobody will need to rush around pulling together an emergency bag for you.

Your hospital bag should contain all the items you’ll need during labour and immediately after birth - for both you and your baby. 

Any kind of bag will do, although one with extra pockets will be easiest since there’ll be lots of items that need to be kept in a safe place.

In this article you will find:

1 . Packing For Mom

2. Packing for Baby

Whats in my Diaper Bag 1


  • Lightweight, front opening cotton pajama's (one set per day)
  • feeding bras
  • Maternity pads
  • Slippers and socks
  • Gown
  • Toiletries
  • Hairdryer and brush
  • Mirror
  • Money (at own risk)
  • Black pen and copies of ID documents of both parents (for birth registration)
  • Set of clothes and shoes for going home.
  • Two face cloths (preferably dark-colours)
  • All chronic medication, pregnancy vitamins, etc.
  • Cellphone, charger and double adapter (at own risk)
  • Camera and charger to capture the special moments (at own risk)

If you are having a normal birth, as opposed to a caesarean, don't forget to bring:

  • Energy sweets, lip balm and fruit juice
  • Baby powder/oil for massage
  • Comfortable T-shirt
  • Magazines, shows  or books 
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Don't forget to bring your baby infant car seat. It is essential for when you are driving home after birth

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