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Suggest Packing List for Maternity Stay in Hospital

It is important to bear in mind that storage space in the hospital wards is limited, and hence it is adviseable that you keep your luggage to a minimum.

For Yourself:

  • 2/3 Night Dresses (1 short night dress for Labour Ward)
  • Panties (plenty)
  • 1 Dressing Gown
  • 1 Pair of Slippers
  • Maternity Sanitary Pads x 6 Packets
  • Toiletries and Cosmetics
  • 2 Face Cloths
  • 1 Towel
  • ID and Medical Aid Card
  • Coarse Salt
  • 1 Box of Tissues
  • Books, Knitting etc.
  • Feeding Bras
  • Breast Pads

For Baby:

  • Nappies
  • 3 Vests
  • 3 Wrappers/Receiving Blankets
  • 1 Shawl
  • 3 Pairs Booties/Socks
  • 1 Baby Towel
  • Baby Soap
  • Cotton Wool
  • Baby’s Big Bath Towel
  • Vaseline 50 ml
  • Methylated Spirit 100ml
  • Rompers

NB:  Cash and valuables to be left at home or kept at owner’s risk