14 July 2022
by Annelize Van Dyk

With this hospital checklist list, you will know what to pack for you and your baby for the arrival day.

We know how stressful it can be to pack your bag. So we created this checklist just for you.


Packing Hospital 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 labor 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 HOSPITAL CHECKLIST you will find:

1 . Packing For Mom

2. Packing for Baby

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  • Lightweight, front-opening cotton pajamas (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 facecloths (preferably dark colors)
  • 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 cesarean, 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's infant car seat. It is essential when you are driving home after birth.

Remember to take photos and capture every moment because it only happens once.

(or not if you plan more ?)

What can DAD do when the baby Arrives?

 Dads are just as important in their baby’s life and need to be prepared for their first bundle of joy.

Becoming a dad will probably be one of the biggest events of your life. Here are some tips to help you:

Get hands-on from the beginning; From the first moment, you hear that your partner is pregnant be there and help where you can.

It is also important to get involved in your baby's daily care routine.

This is one of the best tips because it will help you to make a connection with your baby and you can also build your skills and confidence.

Your Partner will need help and some rest in the beginning after she was giving birth.

Learn your baby's body Language: Pay attention to your baby's body language, your baby will tell you what they want and what they need.

Physical touch makes your baby feel safe and secure and builds trust and connection with you

Talk a lot to your baby: Talk while you’re carrying, feeding, or changing your baby. Every word a baby hears helps develop his language and learning and strengthens his relationship with him.

Telling stories, reading books, or singing songs has the same effect.

Help your partner with Breast Feeding: Breastmilk is the best food for your baby. You could give practical & emotional support – a glass of water, another pillow, or whatever she needs.

If she’s having trouble, you could encourage her to get help. She will always want your help.

Hope some of these tips are helpful for you and that you will spend a lot of time with your little one.

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