What to Bring for your Stay

Suggested list for hospital

Useful items to bring with you for your stay in hospital.
It is a good idea to, some time before the estimated due date, pack a bag with things which could be useful.

For you

  • Chart
  • Comfie nightie for labour
  • Night wear
  • Light dressing gown
  • Comfortable slippers
  • Flip flops (for shower)
  • Toiletries, face cloth, shower cap
  • Supportive breast feeding bra
  • Breast pads
  • Maternity pads-2 packs (not plastic backed) have more at home which can be brought in.
  • Comfortable, high waisted, large fitting knickers (disposable knickers can be very tight and tear easily)- approx 10 pairs
  • Snacks for you and partner
  • Change for parking or register through phone on parkingtag.ie
  • 2 towels-preferably not new and dark coloured.
  • Phone  charger


For labour

  • Gym ball (leave in car until needed)
  • Massage oils e.g. lavender/electric essential oil diffuser (if desired)clarify with martina
  • Preferred music/ipod/docking station
  • Small bag with towel, toiletries, mirror,  spare underwear


For baby

  • 2 packets disposable nappies
  • Cotton wool/baby wipes (suitable for new born)
  • 5 vests
  • 5 baby gros
  • cardigan
  • 2 towel

For baby going home-only bring in on day of discharge

  • Approved car seat
  • Cardigan
  • Warm outfit (depending on weather)
  • Hat
  • Blanket


There is little storage available within the hospital for personal items. To facilitate good housekeeping and for health and safety reasons please keep personal items to a minimum, neat and tidy and off the floor.