Recommended items

The birth of a child is a genuine miracle that changes life beyond recognition. We will provide guidance before the birth of your child regarding necessary items and must-buys, ensuring that no household is unprepared for the arrival of your new bundle of joy.

The following lists include all the essentials (for mom and baby), both for the hospital stay on your special day, and beyond upon returning home.

Essentials for Mom

Main List

  • Nursing Bra (make sure to choose the right size because size changes after delivery)
  • Nursing T-shirts
  • Nipple Cream
  • Breast Pads
  • Overnight Pads
  • Nursing Cover
  • Breastfeeding pillow
  • Comfortable clothes
  • Comfortable underwear

Extra Stuff

  • Breast Pump (if pumping is considered)
  • Feeding Bottle
  • Baby Monitor

Bag for Hospital (mother)

  • Documents
  • Single use Underwear
  • Heavy duty maternity pads
  • Feeding Bra, Breast Pads, Nipple Cream
  • Breastfeeding Pillow 
  • Breast Pump, Baby Bottle
  • Comfortable Clothes: nightgown, bathrobe, tracksuit, flip-flops
  • Socks
  • Cellphone, Video Camera, Chargers
  • Snacks, Favorite Food, Drinks (water, electrolytes/Gatorade)
  • Moisturizing Lipstick  
  • Spray Bottle + Sponge
  • Toiletries: deodorant, hairbrush, hair ties, toothbrush, toothpaste, shower gel, shampoo, dirty clothes bag
  • Towel for shower
  • Extra pillow
  • Moisturizing Cream
  • Cosmetics
  • If needed: music, books, glasses and contact lenses

Bag for Hospital (father)

  • Pillow
  • Blanket
  • Change of clothes and shoes
  • Water
  • Snacks
  • Toiletries
  • Cash

Essentials for Baby

  • Car Seat (try to adjust in advance)
  • Baby Crib 
    • Firm Mattress 
    • Mattress Protector
    • Elastic Sheet (2)
    • Sleeping Bag (2)
  • Changing Table
  • Baby Crib Musical Mobile
  • Play Mat
  • Diapers (0+m – little pack, 1-3m – big pack)
  • Diaper Cream
  • Wet Wipes
  • Pacifiers (2 types)
  • Swaddle Wrap (2)
  • Flannel Blanket (2)
  • Ear Thermometer
  • Baby cotton swabs
  • Nasal Aspirator + Saline Drops
  • Baby Bath:
    • Shampoo
    • Washing Soap
    • Baby Cream/Oil ( folds)
    • Newborn Washcloth
    • Baby bath tab
    • A Bath Towel
    • Water thermometer
  • Baby nail Clipper/Scissors
  • Baby hairbrush
  • Diaper Bag 
    • Changing Mat
    • Diapers (8)
    • Diaper Cream
    • Wet Wipes
    • Disposable Diaper Bags (Dollarama)
    • Hand Sanitizer 
    • Breast Pads
    • Change of clothes (2 sets)
    • Baby Formula + Feeding Bottle (if bottle-feeding/mixed feeding baby)
    • Bottle of Water (mother)
    • Pacifier
  • Stroller
    • Stroller Rain Cover 
    • Warm Blanket
    • Newborn Baby Envelope
    • Umbrella (mother)
  • Baby Clothes
    • Baby Bodysuits Short Sleeve
    • Baby Bodysuits Long Sleeve
    • Cotton Socks
    • Thick Socks
    • Cotton Baby Hat
    • Baby Overall or Envelope by season 
    • Warm Outdoor Hat
  • Baby Laundry Detergent

Extra Stuff

  • Baby Nest
  • Baby Sling
  • Playpen
  • Diaper Pail (very convenient) + and Disposable Bags
  • Baby Rattles and Toys
  • Baby Clothes Dresser 
  • Baby Swing
  • Baby Swing 
  • Baby Bed Bumpers (4-6m+)
  • Baby Pillow (2y+)
  • Teething Toys (4m+)
  • Bibs 

For Hospital (baby)

  • Pediatrician information
  • Discharge Clothes by season
    • Baby Bodysuit Short Sleeve and Light Zipped Overall 
    • Baby Overall or Envelope by season
    • Baby Hat by season
    • Baby Socks
  • Blanket
  • Diapers (0+m – little pack, 1-3m – big pack)
  • Wet Wipes
  • Diaper Cream
  • Baby Soap
  • Car Seat (try to adjust in advance)