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What to Bring to the Hospital



Your Ontario Health Card

A favorite pillow with colourful pillow case and breastfeeding pillow if you have one

Labour support items such as massage oil, massage tools or tennis ball, physical therapy ball, hot/cold packs, music/Ipod, a picture or object for focal point

Fan (hand held or small battery operated)

Easy to digest snacks, popsicles, drinks and/or electrolyte replacement drinks (can make into ice cubes) packed in soft-sided cooler pack

Copy of your birthing plan (speak to your doctor about creating one together)

Comfortable clothing for hospital stay — night gowns or pajamas, bathrobe, slippers, socks

Loose fitting clothes to go home in

Nursing bra and breast pads

Underwear — four or five maternity

Sanitary napkins — 20 maxi overnights

Toiletries — lip balm, soap, shampoo, tooth paste and tooth brush emery board etc.

Nursing bra and breast pads

Hair brush/comb, elastics, clips and/or hair band for long hair

Glasses and contact lens care items, if needed

Watershoes and a bathmat if you want to use the tub

Pens, pencils, note paper

Change for vending machines

Phone charger





Credit card

List of phone numbers of family and friends

Snacks and drinks

Watch with second hand

Camera, batteries, film/memory card

Change of clothes and comfortable shoes

Pajamas or lounge wear if staying overnight on postpartum unit

Phone charger





Diapers — 20 disposable size newborn

Baby wipes

Petroleum jelly/Vaseline

Emery board

Cotton hat

Baby sleepers


Clothes for going home

CSA certified car seat secured in car (need car seat for discharge if driving home). You do not need to bring a car seat into the hospital, however if you wish to receive feedback on placing your baby into the car seat, you may bring in the car seat to the room (the base can be left in the car)

Receiving blankets to line car seat to ensure snug fit as well as for the baby

For your convenience, Mount Sinai Hospital has a shop located on the 17th floor. The Sinai Shop sells high-quality maternity and infant products, including personalized gift options.
Visit The Sinai Shop to view our collection.