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Hospital Checklist

For Mum

Documents and Paperwork

  • Medicare card and/or private health insurance company card
  • Camera and/or video camera - don't forget the charger
  • Snacks and drinks for you and birth partner while you are in labour
  • Water bottle or your favourite juice
  • Things to help you relax or pass the time, such as music, books, magazines or TENSE machine.
  • List of important phone numbers - family, friends, careers of older child/children
  • Change for parking and phone

Birth Plan and Maternity notes

Pen, paper/notebook

Clothes

  • Baggy T's or
  • PJ's or Nightgown (one that opens in the front if you're planning on breastfeeding)
  • Dressing gowns
  • Comfortable underwear
  • Clothing for trip home; make sure they are roomy and comfortable
  • Breastfeeding bras and tops (don't expect to slip back to 'pre-pregnancy' outfits, try our Glamourmom range of nursing wear to help you ease into -breastfeeding and be comfortable at the same time)
  • Warm socks
  • Slippers or flat slip-on shoes

Toiletries

  • Toiletry bag - hairbrush, body wash, shampoo, conditioner, moisturiser, deodorant,
  • Toothbrush/toothpaste
  • Lip balm
  • Face cloth / face spray
  • Massage oil or lotion should you wish to be massaged during your labour
  • Hair band if you have long hair
  • Eyeglasses (contact lenses may need to be removed prior to a C-section)
  • Contact lenses and accessories
  • Maternity sanitary pads - plenty
  • Absorbent breast pads
  • Additional: Plastic bag for dirty clothes

For Baby

Apparel and Accessories

  • Vests (at least 2 per day at hospital). Try our Playette 2 pack essential vests made from 100% Cotton for comfort and lasts wash after wash.
  • Coveralls (at least 2 per day at hospital). Our 2 pack Playette essential coveralls are perfect for your newborn. Made from 100% cotton, cosy and easy to dress with snap on buttons, this is the perfect footed one piece for first time mums and dads.
  • Socks / Booties. We suggest one for each day in hospital plus some extras. Playette offer a sensational wide range of socks and booties from 4 Pack with fashion details through to gift sets packaged in boxes or matched with caps and mittens.
  • Caps/Mittens (at least 1 per stay at hopsital). Try our 3 Pack fashion caps and 3 pack fashion mittens made from soft and durable 100% Cotton. These 3 Packs are ideal for any season and is available in his, hers and unisex colourways.


  • Wraps and Blankets

  • Wraps. You may need at least 3 per day due to reflux or burps after feeding. Depending on the season of your birth Playette offer Muslin Cotton wraps for warmer seasons, Flannel Cotton for cooler days and Jersey Cotton for all year round.
  • Swaddle Wrap. An easy and conveniant way in keeping your newborn safe, warm and comfortable. This wrap provides the ideal sleeping environment and keep babies on their backs during sleep; helping to reduce the risk of SIDS. Featuring extra wide velcro band to suit all baby sizes, Playette’s Deluxe Swaddle Wrap makes swaddeling easy as 1,2, 3 when it comes to wrapping your little joy.
  • Blanket to use during duration of hospital stay and for car ride home if weather is cooler. Try our Iddi Cotton Blankets. Made from 100% Cotton these blankets are a great fashionable way to keep your new born snug and comfortable in the crib and car.


  • Tolietries

  • Nappies. You will need at least 6 per day. As a first time parent you may need practice in putting nappy on securly and leaks can often happen or tears to nappy tab. It is better to be prepared for more than less.
  • Wipes. A great little accessory for baby and parents. Try our Jackson Reese soothing herbal baby wipes whom won the Mother & Baby Gold Award for best baby wipe 2010/2011. These wipes are biodegradable with organic ingredients that are mild and gentle on baby's skin.
  • Baby Towel to use for your baby's first bath in hospital. Babby To Toddler offers beautifully gift packed Hooded Towel and Mit set perfect for hospital and home use.


  • An infant car seat. Very important item as some hospitals may no let you leave by your car without one.