Valerie Gommon Midwife’s Blog

Ideas to take to hospital

Posted on: May 22, 2009

Antenatal notes

Any medication you are currently taking

Lots to do:

books, cards, games, music etc

Money for telephone/parking/television

IPod/CDs

Snacks to eat/drink (you and partner)

Bath towel and toiletries, flannels

Cotton nightie/t-shirt

Slippers and dressing gown

TENS

Camera, batteries

Glucose tablets/Cold spray

Massage oil/lip salve for dry lips

Socks

Disposable pants

Bra/Nursing Bra/Breast Pads

Sanitary Towels – plenty of thick maternity pads

Light day wear

Tissues

Pen

Baby

Nappies (6 – 8 a day)

Vests

Babygro/sleepsuits

Hat

Scratch mittens

Cotton wool

Cardigan

Shawl/blanket for going home

Hospitals usually supply sheets, wraps, blankets, towels and bowls for washing baby during your stay in hospital.

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