Checklist for hospital – from parents to parents

We have compiled a checklist for your hospital stay:

  • Pajamas, t-shirt, or nightdress
  • Old t-shirt to wear during childbirth
  • Slippers
  • Nursing bra
  • Washing things, towels, 1 flannel (breast pads and sanitary pads are mostly provided by the hospital)
  • Comfortable clothes for driving home
  • Spectacles
  • Ear plugs & Eye masks
  • Phone charger
  • Books or electronic device to pass the time
  • Comfort food and drinks (light snacks, chocolate..)
  • Clothes (4 shirts, 2 pairs of trousers, 4 pairs of socks, 1 pullover, dressing gown)
  • Toiletries (toothbrush, face wash, shampoo, etc.)
  • Documents (Medical maternity record, Gynae letter, Marriage certificate - to register birth certificate, Credit card)

For the baby (the trip home)

  • 2 bodysuits (1x 50/56 & 1x 62/68)
  • 2 romper suits
  • 2 pairs trousers
  • 2 pullovers
  • 1 pair of socks
  • Hat
  • Shawl
  • Jacket
  • 1 muslin cloth
  • Infant car seat and baby blanket
  • Pacifier if needed


The hospital will provide you with all the necessity items for your baby, such as diapers, wet wipes, etc. However, these items are not part of the maternity ward package and you will be billed for these items.

If you have a preferred brand for these items or if you have already purchased these items prior to your delivery date, you may bring them along and get the nurses to use them for your baby.