Mum & Baby Checklist

When you stay with us, we want you to feel at home.

That’s why we’ve put together a handy checklist of essentials to bring to our Centre. It’s important to keep your bag small – they can get in the way and take up lots of space in your room.

  • Loose clothing for labour, such as a sarong, loose T-shirt or a baggy dress. A bikini top or sports bra can be useful if you’re going to use the pool.
  • TENS machine for labour & music of your choice
  • Maternity bras – a comfy and roomy maternity bra is a good idea. Your breasts may increase a bra cup size in the weeks after birth J
  • Comfy underwear – high waisted and loose (size up) – these will accommodate maternity pads and provide more comfort after birth
  • Comfortable breastfeeding friendly clothing such as button up tops JOpen fronts are great also and are perfect for all the time you’ll spend skin to skin with baby
  • A dressing gown, PJ’s, slippers and your own pillow – simple comforts can help you feel more relaxed
  • Lip balm, moisturiser, toothbrush, toothpaste, hairbrush, shampoo, conditioner, hair ties, your regular medication
  • Drink bottle
  • Wheat packs or hot water bottle – these can help soothe any aches and pains
  • Snacks and food of your choice – HBC will provide māmā with all her meals and snacks but partners need to source their own meals. You will be provided with a fridge shelf space. We have a Nespresso machine if you would like to bring your own pods 🙂
  • Your antenatal expressed colostrum, if you have any
  • Baby blankets – you will be encouraged to spend time skin to skin with your baby, with a blanket over baby’s back
  • Several pairs of clothes. A few outfits will accomodate any nappy changing accidents!
  • Disposable nappies, if you wish to use these – HBC provide cloth nappies
  • Warm hat and booties for travelling
  • Natural fibres are recommended for babies. Polar fleece is not recommended as it doesn’t ‘breathe’
  • Car seat

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We supply all towels and linen, maternity pads, and cloth nappies. We also supply all mum’s meals, snacks and hot drinks.