What to bring for the delivery

What to bring to the delivery suite. What you and your baby need for your stay on the maternity ward

In the delivery suite

  • Comfortable clothing (e.g. nightwear or a large T-shirt)
  • Warm socks, if desired
  • Place one outfit for the baby in your hospital bag for immediately after the delivery: a bodysuit, socks, a hat, a T-shirt and trousers or a jumpsuit.
  • A pre-completed birth plan
  • Completed umbilical cord blood donation forms, if desired Reading material
  • Energy-rich snacks and drinks for mum


For your stay

  • Nightwear, possibly adapted for breastfeeding
  • Slippers and a bathrobe
  • Towels and washcloths
  • Personal toiletries: comb, soap, toothbrush, toothpaste Underwear, large enough trousers
  • A nursing bra for breastfeeding
  • Sanitary pads and clothing for your discharge
  • Specific medication from home
  • Writing materials

For your baby

  • The hospital provides nappies and other products for your baby during your stay on the maternity ward. You are responsible for providing clothing for your baby.
  • A good supply of body suits (size 54/62), count on at least one per day
  • Pyjamas or other outerwear
  • Socks, a cap and mittens
  • Bring suitable clothing for your baby and a safe and appropriate way to transport your child home. A portable car seat or carrycot would be ideal.


  • Identity cards of the mother and partner
  • Blood type ID card
  • Important medical information
  • Documents to be completed (e.g. certificates) Kind & Gezin Baby Book
Last edit: 3 September 2021