Hospitals & Services
Items to pack for your stay at the maternity facility.
Please leave valuables at home
For Baby in Hospital
To Take Baby Home
Preparing for going home
Comfortable clothes suitable for breastfeeding, which open at the front or separate at the waist
Bras – maternity bra or soft bra (as breast size can vary significantly)
Underpants suitable for wearing a sanitary pad
Nighties or pyjamas, dressing gown (remember convenience for breastfeeding),
Slippers with good grip soles
Personal toiletries (toothbrush, toothpaste,shampoo and maternity pads)
Relaxation CDs / iPOD
Pen (for completing baby's feed chart)
Decaffeinated coffee or herbal tea
Biscuits, fruit, snacks
Pillow / pillow case
Jandals for shower
Hat and booties (woollen)
Baby wrap – shawl or blanket
Baby clothes including singlets, gowns or 'all in ones'
Something to wipe baby's bottom e.g. soft cloths
Nappies, singlet (woollen and cotton)
Gown or stretch 'n' grow
Baby wrap - shawl or blanket
Car seat for baby
In accordance with NZ legislation your baby must travel in a car seat. Please make sure you are familiar with how to put your seat into your car and that your car seat complies with NZ Safety Standards.
On the day of your discharge please arrange to be picked up and plan to leave by 11.00 am. You will need to ensure you have a car seat to take baby home and suitable clothing for baby.