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Hospital Bag Essentials

Your home is all ready for your new arrival. The nursery is ready, you’ve cleaned the house from top to bottom (nesting is so much fun!), and toured the hospital. But before you can relax, don’t forget to pack your hospital bag!

Top Tip: Remember to check with your OBGYN/Midwife to find out if masks will be required for you and your birthing partner. Check out our article on the new COVID-19 procedures at the HSA.

We have compiled a list of items that can take the stress out of the lead up to the big event itself and the hours and days after it. If you are having a planned caesarean section you may need more clothing as you could be in hospital for up to five days. You’re not provided with nappies, formula, towels or toiletries at Cayman hospitals, so to avoid an emergency trip to the shops, make sure you are prepared. You can find many of the items listed below in stock at Baby Express.

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Packing Tips

  • Pack your hospital bag at least four weeks before your due date in case your baby decides to arrive early.
  • Don’t pack your best towels, underwear or sleepwear as they may get ruined. Choose dark-coloured items where possible.
  • Pack a separate suitcase for you and your baby so you can find what you’re looking for easily.
  • Labour is hard work, so pack some healthy snacks to keep your energy levels up. Good options include dried fruit, nuts, seeds and fresh fruit. Dark chocolate is great for a quick burst of energy.
  • Load up your iPad/tablet with plenty of entertainment in case you are in labour for a long time, and possibly confined to the hospital bed.



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