Complete List of What to Bring to the Hospital In Childbirth

We know that the time of delivery can worry you not only about the arrival of your baby, but also because you do not know exactly what to bring to the hospital for the time of delivery. Surely you have already reviewed some lists that your friends have shared with you, you searched the internet, you asked your mother, etc. Well, we tell you to forget all those exaggerated lists, because here we have prepared a list of what you really need to take to the hospital on the day of delivery, we also attach a list made by a mother so that you can have a more real idea and can put together your bag to take to the hospital. It’s the only thing you’ll need, we promise.

You must have your suitcases (one for you and the other for the baby) packed and in your car from week 35 . (Moms who take taxis store their bags in the hall closet.)

A tip for preparations: Ask the hospital what they provide for babies and mothers, and remove those items from your list.

This article might also interest you: List of essentials for the baby


[] Insurance information, hospital forms and birth plan (if you have it.)

[] 2-3 pairs of warm, slip-resistant socks that can get ruined (you’ll need them to walk the aisles before and after delivery.)

[] A warm robe or sweater that you don’t mind sacrificing for such a beautiful cause.

[] 2 maternity bras, no wire and nursing pads (whether or not you plan to breastfeed, you will surely appreciate the support and leakage protection.)

[] Lip balm (in the hospital your lips can get very dry).

[] Toiletries and personal items such as: hairbrush, toothbrush, toothpaste, deodorants, facial cleansing lotion, makeup (of course, you can’t miss it to look beautiful after delivery), shampoo, conditioner, lotion , contact lenses, and solutions if that’s the case (remember, travel-size products are the perfect allies.)

[] Glasses.

[] Hair tie (avoid clips as they can hurt you.)

[] Sugar-free hard candies or lozenges to keep your mouth moist during labor (candies that contain sugar can make you thirsty.)

[] Pen and paper.

[] Enough change for the snack and non-perishable vending machines (you will probably be hungry after delivery and the hospital cafeteria may be closed.)

[] Cell phone and charger, phone numbers of people you need to call after birth, prepaid calling card (in case the hospital does not allow the use of cell phones.)

[] Additional camera, film or memory card, battery or charger.

[] A gym bag filled with a change of clothes and basic hygiene products for your partner.


[] Extra pillow (the pillow may be ruined, make sure it is distinguishable from the normal white in your hospital.)

[] Comfortable clothes to go home (you can include the clothes you wore when you were 6 months pregnant) and flat shoes (or, you can just use the wardrobe you came into the hospital in, sorry but you can probably still wear it.)

[] Bath towel (the hospital will probably supply you with a small, very thin one.)

[] Hair dryer.

[] Your favorite brand of soap, shampoo, and heavy-flow sanitary napkins (the hospital supplies these, but if you are very picky you can bring your own sanitary napkins.)

[] Some pairs of your maternity underwear that can be ruined (the hospital supplies you with disposable pairs, for some women they are quite useful and for others they are unnecessary.)

[] A nightgown (You can wear those cute hospital gowns, but having your own nightgown or gown can help you feel more comfortable.)

[] Breast pump (if you are going to use one.)

[] Slippers that can get dirty.

[] Light reading (think of magazines and newspapers, avoid reading news of events or accidents.)

[] Your MP3 (loaded with your favorite songs, of course.)

[] Massage oil and tools such as: rolling pins, tennis balls and objects of luck or inspiration (honestly, we doubt that you will use it but feel free to prove us wrong.)

We recommend reading this article about Braxton Hicks Contractions

Leaving home:

[] Any clothes or nightgowns that you really like (they will be ruined.)

[] Stopwatch (your nurse or a monitor will take care of the timing of the contractions.)

What to bring for the baby?

[] Approved car seat. [] A baby outfit to bring home.

[] Blankets (for the homebound trip).

[] A snowsuit and hat, according to the season (remember that babies are very sensitive to cold).

Ready to take to the hospital based on another mother’s experience

Although the list described above contains the essential things that you should take to the hospital on the day of delivery, we selected the experience of another mother so that you have a more realistic idea of ​​what you need to carry in your bag for the baby and for yourself. We are sure that it will help you choose without excesses and calmly enjoy the experience of seeing your baby being born.

Hospital Social Security delivery suitcase

As you already know, the hospital for Social Security supplies you with practically everything during labor, including things for you: compresses, a nightgown and a sponge for bathing with soap; for the baby a clothes, sponge for diaper change and diapers. It is an excellent support at the time of delivery, but you should take into account that there are other essential things for both of you, take note of what you can additionally carry in your suitcase for you and the baby’s.


  • Objects for your hygiene: toothpaste, toothbrush, shampoo, hair brush, hairdryer, some makeup, moisturizer, a hairpin or scrunchie for your hair, breastfeeding discs.
  • Wardrobe: a robe, comfortable everyday slippers, socks, undershirts or nursing bras, normal or disposable panties (depending on your preference, I chose disposable ones), comfortable clothes to go home (most likely the clothes with which you arrived was ruined when the source broke).
  • Additional objects: your documentation cannot be missing, a pregnancy card, a camera, a mobile phone and charger, a fan.


  • Two bodies.
  • Gasita and little bib.
  • Jacket and break.
  • Pajamas in size “0” months.
  • Set in size “0” months.
  • Blanket.
  • Socks.
  • Hat.
  • Bag from the carrycot to take the baby warm, remember that your baby’s body temperature is not the same as that of an adult. You must also take the season into account.
  • Additionally an elastic scarf, but it is already to your liking (you may or may not use it).

You can see that I did not need to carry a huge suitcase, as I told you before, to be in the hospital by Social Security they provide you with what you need. Therefore, you only need a few things to get the baby out of the hospital . You can put in your suitcase like me, a couple of each thing in case it gets dirty or vomits.

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Kathie Sand always saw the world of beauty as the terrain on which to build her professional career, a goal that was clear to her when she was only 15 years old. Her great concern to expand knowledge led her to settle in Paris where she studied hand in hand with the best beauty professionals and with the most advanced techniques for skin care.

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