It is recommended that your rear-facing capsule is fitted and your hospital bag is packed by the 36 week mark.
Here are some helpful guidelines for when it is time to pack your hospital bag.
xo Wishing you all the best for the arrival of your little one xo

  • Hospital Bag
  • Medicare card/private health insurance card and relevant hospital paper work.
  • Change of clothes and an outfit to go home in – stretchy pants to wear the day or two after. A loose dress incase you have a c-section and pants won’t be comfortable. If breastfeeding, a top with buttons at the front can be handy or a maternity singlet.
  • Maternity bra.
  • Swimwear top or comfortable top you don’t mind getting wet – for the bath or shower.
  • Comfortable underpants/disposable pants that you can throw out. Black “nanna” undies.
  • PJs and slippers.
  • Dressing gown.
  • Thongs for the shower.
  • Socks.
  • Maternity pads.
  • Breast pads.
  • Toothbrush, toothpaste/mouth wash.
  • Lip balm.
  • Bodywash and soap you may use to wash your face.
  • Deodorant.
  • Hand cream.
  • Massage oil or lotion if you would like to be massaged during labour.
  • Hair elastics, bobby pins and/or headband.
  • Ear plugs/eye mask- Can be handy if staying in hospital for a few days and sharing a room.
  • Your own pillow- may assist you to have a good night sleep.
  • Breastfeeding pillow.
  • Camera and charger.
  • Phone and charger.
  • Ipod and headphones
  • Night light.
  • Pen and paper/diary.
  • Water bottle.
  • Books/magazines.
  • Favourite drink and snacks.
  • Hydration drink.
  • Straws to help you drink while in labour.
  • Lollies.
  • Wet ones/wipes.

For Baby

  • Nappies
  • Wipes
  • Cotton wool or cloth if you don’t plan on using wipes.
  • Wraps
  • Swaddles or sleeping bags.
  • Clothes for bub- size 00000 or 0000
  • Singlets
  • Blanket
  • Cotton beanie
  • Socks/booties
  • Mittens
  • Head protector for car capsule
  • Outfit to take baby home in.

For Birthing Partner

  • Change of clothes
  • Swimwear your partner may join you in the shower or bath.
  • Snacks
  • Phone and charger
  • Camera and charger