How to prepare your maternity bag ?

You are entering the third quarter of your pregnancy ? It is recommended to start planning what you will bring with you to the maternity hospital. To forget nothing and stay serene, we give you here the list of the things which compose the maternity suitcase. Of course, this list is not the perfect one and you can totally add or remove things.

The time spent in maternity is about 3 or 4 days. It can last longer if you give birth by caesarian (1 or 2 more days). In this case, plan to add clothes for the baby and for you.

How to prepare your maternity bag _

For the mum

For the delivery

  • 1 one wide tee-shirt
  • 1 pair of socks
  • Refreshing wipes
  • 1 bottle of water

For the stay in hospital

  • Casual clothes such as tee-shirts, leggings, wide dresses…
  • 1 warm vest or hoodie
  • A pair of pyjamas
  • A dressing gown
  • A pair of slippers
  • Socks
  • Bras
  • Disposable panties
  • Sanitary napkins

Take outfits that open easily in case you are breastfeeding. Take also nursing pads.

  • Toiletries
  • Bath towels
  • Tissues
  • Anti stretch marks cream
  • Nipples care
  • Heavy legs care


For the baby 

For the delivery day

  • 1 hat of birth
  • Little slippers
  • 1 pajamas
  • 1 vest

For the stay in hospital 

  • 6 pajamas
  • 8 bodies
  • 6 bibs
  • Mittens (so the baby does not irritate his skin if he scratches)
  • 6 pairs of socks
  • 2 pairs of slippers
  • 1 one piece baby suit
  • 1 angel’s nest
  • 1 or 2 pacifiers
  • 1 soft wool blanket
  • Several little vests


  • Several umbilical nets
  • Baby diapers
  • Swaddling clothes
  • Wipes
  • Baby soap
  • Bath towels
  • 1 bathrobe
  • Physiological saline

There you go ! Now you just have to wait until your baby is here.

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