Selwyn & Christchurch

What do I need to take to hospital?

  • Clothes for baby – a onesie, a cotton bodysuit, a woolly singlet, and woolly socks, cardie and hat
  • Nappies if you are not using disposables
  • Car seat (this can be left in the car initially)
  • A woollen blanket for baby
  • Clothes for you – your maternity clothes will still be the best fit. It can be quite warm, so think ‘summer’ stuff, e.g. t-shirts, summer nightie, jandals etc
  • Toiletries
  • Something to wear while in labour – sarongs are great
  • Maternity sanitary pads and grandma knickers!
  • Camera and spare batteries or charger
  • Phone and charger
  • Drink bottle
  • Snacks
  • Ballgown and dancing shoes – just checking if you’re taking note!
  • Money – change for vending machines
  • A roll of the softest loo paper you can find…
  • Any labour and birthing items you want to use, e.g. swiss ball, but definitely take your own pillow