Due date checklist

Hospital Bag Essentials

Is your due date fast approaching? Start packing with our curated selection of must-haves you need for the big day!

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Thyme Essentials

Thyme essentials
  • Nursing bras (for day)
  • Nursing sleep bras (for night)
  • Nursing camis
  • Nursing tops
  • Marcelle for Thyme Nursing Nipple Balm
  • Nursing pads
  • Nursing scarf or blanket
  • Panties
  • Sleepwear
  • Nightgown
  • Bathrobe
  • Bathing suit (for a water birth)
  • Lounge wear
  • Other
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For you

Nursing accessories
  • Prenatal medical records
  • Health insurance card
  • Hospital card
  • Birth plan (if you have one)
  • Phone and charger
  • Music, iPad, magazines or a book
  • Socks
  • Slippers
  • Headband or hair elastic
  • Usual toiletries
  • Glasses/contacts and case/solution
  • Maxi pads
  • Nursing pillow
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For your baby

Baby Must-have
  • Diapers, wipes & diaper rash cream
  • 2 or 3 one piece pjs
  • 2 or 3 receiving blankets
  • Going home outfit (onesie, pants, cardi, hat and socks)
  • Scratch mitts
  • Jacket suitable to the weather
  • Infant car seat
  • Baby blanket
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For your partner

For your partner
  • Change of clothes
  • Usual toiletries
  • Bathing suit (water birth)
  • Phone and charger
  • iPad, camera or video camera
  • Snacks and drinks
  • Change for vending machine and parking
  • List of people to call