Cotton wool or wipes and a “wet bag” if using cloth wipes
Formula milk if you are not planning to breastfeed
A car seat and a blanket for going home
Comfy clothes, preferably tops with a front opening if you plan to breastfeed
Sanitary towels and a “wet bag” if using cloth pads
For your partner:
Snacks and drinks
Pillow and blanket if staying overnight
Dads can stay overnight in the postnatal ward.
Two birth partners may be present during your labour and birth, one of which can stay with you throughout your stay on the maternity unit. You may have 2 visitors (including the birth partner) on the postnatal ward and any siblings of the new baby between 3pm and 8pm.
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