The ultimate packing list for your hospital bag!

The birth of a child is one of the most exciting events in the life of expectant parents. A well-packed hospital bag can help make this special moment more carefree and comfortable. But what should be in a hospital bag? In this article you will find a comprehensive checklist to ensure that you don't forget anything important

  • For birth:

    • Identity card and health insurance card
    • Birth plan, if available
    • Comfortable clothing for birth (e.g. a loose T-shirt)
    • Slippers or non-slip socks
    • Lip balm and refreshing spray
    • Snacks and drinks for energy during labor
    • Music, books or other relaxation aids
  • For the stay after birth:

    • Comfortable nightwear and underwear
    • Nursing pads and a nursing bra
    • Care products such as toothbrush, toothpaste, shower gel, shampoo, face cream, hairbrush
    • towels
    • Comfortable clothes to go home in

  • For the baby:

    • Initial clothing (bodysuit, romper, socks, hat)
    • Baby blanket

  • Miscellaneous:

    • Mobile phone and charging cable
    • Camera or camera phone for the first photos
    • Address list for birth announcements

1. Preparation is everything: Start packing your hospital bag about four to six weeks before your due date. This way you can make sure everything is ready should your baby decide to come early.

2. For the birth: List of important things such as identity card, health insurance card, birth plan and comfort items to make the contractions as comfortable as possible.

3. For the postpartum stay: Everything you need for your postpartum stay, from comfortable nightwear to toiletries. Don't forget to think about breastfeeding and pack appropriate items.

4. For the baby: Your newborn will need a few things immediately after birth. It is a good idea to have some basic clothing. Diapers and care products are usually provided by the hospital.

5. Other: Don't forget to pack your cell phone and charger cable. Headphones can also be useful, whether during the birth or for relaxing on the ward.

With this checklist for your hospital bag, you'll be well prepared for the big day. Remember to treat yourself and pack items that will bring you comfort and relaxation! Whether it's a chocolate bar or a comfortable pillow.