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Checklist before going to the hospital

Going To Hospital :
Mothers :
Nightdress / Nightgown (2 Sets) – Ideally loose fitting with buttons to the front for easy breastfeeding.
Dress / Robe (1-2 Sets) – For receiving visitors or when checking on baby in the nursery room.
Warm Socks (2 Pairs) – To wear in the delivery room.
Nursing Bras (2 Pairs) – For breastfeeding.
Breast / Nursing Pads (A Few Pairs) – For breastfeeding.
Disposable Underwears / Panties (4 – 5 Sets).
Sanitary / Maternity Pads (1 Pack) – Most hospital will provide only one pack and will charge if you get more.
Slippers (1 Set) – Preferably one with non-slip sole.
Audio CD & Player / Books & Magazines – For relaxation.
Breast Pump – Helps to stimulate milk production as babies tend to be sleepy during the first few days after birth.
Nursing Pillow / Support – Assists in positioning of babies during breastfeeding especially for c-section mothers.
Toiletries – Mild fragance-free soap, shampoo and deodorant so that baby will recognise the natural scent of mother long before sight recognition.
Toothbrush, Toothpaste & Floss
Glasses or Contact Lenses
Cosmetics & Make Up
Comb / Hair Brush
Handphone & Charger
Fathers :
Camera, Films & Batteries / Camcorder, Tapes & Batteries.
Address Book / Phone Number List – To call to announce the birth of baby.
Money – Preferably coins for vending machines or pay phone.
Admission Form – Bring this form everywhere you go after 36 weeks gestation as you might deliver anytime.
Infant Carrier / Moses Basket.
Siblings :
Gift From Mom & Dad – Helps to ease jealousies after baby arrives.
Favourite Toys, Dolls / Books – Helps to keep them occupied.
Going Back Home :
Dress For Mother – Preferably a loose fitting and comfortable outfits.
Clothes For Baby.
Mittens & Booties For Baby
Receiving Blanket For Baby.
Disposable Diapers For Baby.