Hospital Checklist

by Michelle Lefrancois


Need a list quick? Here’s your Quick Hospital Checklist.

For Mom:

  • Birth Plan
  • Chapstick
  • Hair ties
  • Granny Panties
  • Pads or adult diapers 🙂
  • TUCKS Personal Cleansing Pads
  • Comfy PJ’s / nightgown (especially if you have a c-section, a nightgown won’t rest on your incision)
  • Flip flops
  • Slippers
  • Robe
  • Sport or nursing bra
  • Socks
  • Nursing pads
  • Nipple cream
  • Comfy pillow
  • Cozy blanket
  • Open front sweater, makes skin to skin contact & breastfeeding easier
  • Face cloths (or facial cleansing wipes)
  • Towel
  • Something to read / music to listen to
  • Camera & battery charger
  • Cell phone charger, if it’s short you may want to bring a small extension cord
  • Large Bottles of water
  • Snacks


  • Brush or Comb
  • Toothbrush and tooth paste
  • Deodorant
  • Shampoo & Conditioner
  • Body Wash
  • Unscented body lotion

For baby:

  • Receiving blankets
  • Cozy baby blanket
  • Few pairs of sleepers & onesies
  • Scratch mitts
  • Baby socks
  • Small package of Newborn or size 1 Diapers
  • Ready to feed formula incase you decide not to breastfeed
  • Breastfeeding pillow (even if not breastfeeding, it helps when holding a tiny baby)
  • Going home outfit
  • Car seat

dsc_1205-2Michelle Lefrancois was born and raised in the small town of Grand Bay-Westfield, NB.  She graduated from the University of New Brunswick with a Business Degree in 2004. After graduation, she worked in the Finance and Banking world for 10 years before deciding to be a stay at home mom to her two young daughters. She’s the founder of Network of Moms and loves helping other moms connect.  In her spare time, she can be found enjoying the great outdoors with her husband, 2 children and 2 Boxers.

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