Supplies in your Maternity Period

Supplies in your Maternity Period

Below is a list of required supplies for your maternity period. This list contains the most necessary items.

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Supplies for your baby:

  • Cradle or crib with matching mattress – consult “” to check guidelines for safe sleeping
  • Nursery dresser /changing table
  • Changing pad
  • 2 molton (fitted) sheets
  • 2 (fitted) sheets
  • 2 topsheets and 2 blankets
  • 6 bodysuits: size 56 (3x) and size 62 (3x)
  • 6 sets of clothes: size 56 (3x) and size 62 (3x)
  • 2 small cotton baby hats
  • 3 hooded towels / bath capes / baby wraps
  • Diapers
  • 12-18 muslin/hydrophilic square cloths
  • 6 muslin wash cloths
  • 12 burp cloths
  • Solid baby bath with frame
  • Clean bucket to fill the baby bath or to bathe your baby in
  • 2 chrome-plated hot water bottles or 1 chrome-plated bottle and 1 electric heating pad
  • 2 hot water bottle covers made of terry cloth, cotton or molton
  • Baby soap, -oil or -ointment
  • Hair brush and comb

Aids aimed at childbirth

Maternity Package
• 3 packs of maternity dressings
• 2 packs of sanitary pads
• Cotton wool
• 2 packs of sterile gauze pads
• Umbilical cord clamp
• Alcohol 70%
• 10 cellulose bed pads
• Roll of tape

Not included in maternity package:

  • Bed raisers
  • Waterproof mattress cover or plastic disposable sheet
  • Thermometer
  • Liquid soap in dispenser
  • Plastic bottle
  • Bin liners
  • Garbage bags
  • Sandwich bags (plastic)
  • White detergent powder
  • Regular kitchen salt (for rinsing blood stains)

Additional items in case of home delivery:

  • Plastic buckets
  • Wash cloths, towels
  • Nail brush
  • Toilet paper
  • Small lamp
  • Emergency light (e.g. flashlight)
  • Backup heater for delivery room

Your labor can start from 37 weeks of pregnancy. So prepare your ‘hospital bag’ (also called ‘escape suitcase’) in time, so that you can easily grab it when you leave for the hospital. What you can put in your hospital bag you can read here.

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Find your Maternity Care Centre

We provide maternity care in the whole Zuid-Gelderland region; the area between Arnhem and Nijmegen and a number of municipalities just past the German border. We also cover the municipalities Cuijk, Grave, Mook, Molenhoek and Landerd as well as the villages Herpen, Neerloon, Overlangel and Ravenstein.