Packing Checklist

Babies tend to pick their own birthdays, so it's a good idea to be prepared well ahead of time. Pack at least 1 month before your expected due date.

Be sure to write your name on all items you bring from home and leave all valuables safe at home.

Here is a handy checklist of all the things you should have packed and ready to go.


For Mom
For Baby
For Birth Coach
    • Your preregistration papers
    • Your birth plan
    • Your newborn care plan
    • Insurance and prescription cards
    • Body pillow, if desired
    • Music (CDs or digital player)
    • A focal point, if desired
    • Chapstick
    • Socks/slippers
    • Robe/nightgown
    • Nursing bra
    • Toiletries (Sanitary napkins and breastfeeding supplies are provided.)
    • Change of clothes to wear home (maternity clothes)
    • Car seat. Washington State law requires babies be transported in car seats, so you will need to have your support person bring it when you and baby are discharged.
    • Two receiving blankets
    • Clothes to wear home
    • Heavy blanket, booties and hat for cool weather
    • Change of clothes
    • Address book/phone list
    • Camera/film batteries
    • Change for vending machines