What to Bring to the Hosptial

For Mom

  • Address book, phone list
  • Digital camera or camera & film
  • Video camera
  • Chapstick or lip balm
  • Toothbrushes and toothpaste for you and your partner
  • Socks, slippers
  • Nursing bra (optional)
  • Personal grooming items, electric hair dryer
  • Pictures of family (to be used as focal point during labor)
  • Inflatable or small spa pillow (to use in the tub)
  • Maternity clothes to go home in

For Baby

  • Car seat (car seats are not provided by the hospital): practice installing it in your car ahead of time
  • Undershirt
  • Booties, hat
  • Gown, stretch suit or other clothing for taking baby home
  • Two receiving blankets
  • Bunting or heavy blanket (depending on the season)
  • If formula feeding, have formula at home