What to bring

When the time comes to have your baby, below you can find out what to bring with you.

Checklist for Mom:

  • Ontario Health Card and other Insurance information
  • Medications you take regularly in labeled pharmacy containers
  • Large sanitary pads; enough for three days and nights
  • Clothing for yourself (i.e. slippers, socks, nightgowns, pyjamas, underwear, and bra without an underwire)
  • Nursing pads for breastfeeding mom (optional)
  • Personal care items (i.e. toothbrush, toothpaste, deodorant, soap, shampoo, conditioner, lip balm, etc)
  • Pens to fill out forms and for keeping track of when baby feeds

Checklist for baby:

  • Newborn size diapers (approx. 25 diapers), Wipes, Vaseline
  • Receiving blankets
  • Several pairs of sleepers and clothes for hospital and for going home
  • hats, mittens, and socks
  • Safety approved infant car seat – Please familiarize yourself with the car seat prior to discharge; your nurse is unable to give advice because every car seat is so different.

Checklist for Other:

  • Extra pillows (there is never enough)
  • Pyjamas, extra blanket and /or sleeping bag for partner
  • Breastfeeding pillow (optional)
  • Kleenex
  • Snacks for partner
  • Phone charger