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WHAT THINGS ARE NECESSARY IN THE MATERNITY HOSPITAL - a list of things you need for mom and baby

The requirements in different maternity hospitals differ slightly. Somewhere they are democratic and allow you to collect a larger package. Somewhere they prohibit everything except personal hygiene items. Ask your obstetrician-gynecologist for an accurate list so you can avoid unnecessary fuss. If possible, learn about the conditions in the hospital from women who gave birth there: they can suggest some not obvious things. The more accurate information you have before giving birth, the less room for worry.

Distribute things in several packages:

  • in the first place, put what you will go to the hospital with for prenatal preparation - everything you need before childbirth;
  • in the second - what is necessary after childbirth for yourself and the baby for 3-5 days;
  • in the third - things for discharge.

List of things in the hospital

First package to maternity hospital (prenatal)

  1. Documents: passport and exchange card of a pregnant woman with test results. In the case of partner childbirth - a passport, fluorogram and analyzes of the one who will "give birth" with you.
  2. Comfortable bathrobe and nightgown (not new, but familiar to you).
  3. A change of pair of underwear.
  4. Cotton socks (2-3 pairs).
  5. Washable rubber slippers.
  6. Towels - for face and body.
  7. Hygiene items: baby soap in a soap dish or liquid, a toothbrush in a case and toothpaste, shampoo, a comb, a mirror.
  8. Cosmetics: hand cream, hygienic lipstick (if your lips dry out), odorless roll-on deodorant.
  9. Waste bags for packing dirty laundry.
  10. Dishes: cup, spoon, plate.
  11. Toilet paper.

Second package (postpartum)

For Mom:

  1. All things from the first (prenatal) list: shoes, dishes, personal hygiene products, etc.
  2. Nightgown and robe that can be easily opened or opened for feeding.
  3. Cotton briefs (3-5 pairs) or disposable mesh panties, easily fixing the pad. Due to their breathability, they promote rapid healing of postoperative sutures, do not cause irritation and allergies.
  4. Disposable diapers - it is convenient to walk with them for procedures and put them in bed so as not to stain the linen.
  5. Postpartum or urological pads for women in labor (2 packs). Thanks to their sterility, they protect against infection, do not cause irritation and absorb moisture well.
  6. Nursing bra (1-2 pieces) and disposable liners. It will help not only maintain the shape of the breast, but also serve to prevent mastitis by reducing milk stagnation.
  7. Breast pump. This is not an essential purchase, but it will come in handy if there are difficulties with the attachment of the baby in the first days after childbirth.

For the kid:

  1. Clothes: undershirts, bodysuits (blouses) and sliders with outer seams - 3-5 pcs., Hats - 2 pcs., Anti-scratch mittens, if the sleeves of the blouses do not turn away, socks - 3 pairs.
  2. Baby cream.
  3. Wet wipes packaging.
  4. Cotton wool or cotton swabs to clean the navel, nose and ears.
  5. Packing diapers of size 0 (for children up to 2.5 kg) or 1 (for children 2-5 kg).
  6. Diapers: 2 cotton, 2 flannel 60x90 cm or disposable.
  7. Baby soap, powder, ointment for diaper dermatitis.

Third package (for discharge)

Prepare clothes for the season.


  1. Pampers.
  2. Undershirt, romper or bodysuit (suit).
  3. Socks.
  4. Bonnet and hat (depending on the season).
  5. Two diapers - thin and flannel, if the baby will be swaddled.
  6. Outerwear (jumpsuit, envelope, blanket or plaid).


  1. Loose clothes.
  2. Shoes without heels.
  3. Cosmetics.

Easy childbirth and happy motherhood!

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