Home Birth Checklist – 33 Must-haves for Your Home Birth Kit

If you’re planning a home birth, you’ll probably be asked to put together a home birth kit. Here’s a home birth checklist of everything you’ll need.

I t’s hard to believe our 37 week home visit is right around the corner! I’ve been busily putting together our home birth kit. Since some of you have asked, I thought I’d share just what I’m putting in the kit.

33 Must-have Supplies for Your Home Birth Kit - As you’re preparing, make sure you have the products on this home birth checklist, and you’ll have all the necessities for a fantastic natural childbirth. Includes essentials for water homebirth, too!

Most of these items you’ll probably be able to find by going on a little scavenger hunt around the house or by asking friends and family. I even had a friend offer to give me her old towels for my first birth!

Just about everything else in your home birth kit can be purchased inexpensively. Check with your midwife as to what she expects you to have as the list may vary a bit.

Contains affiliate links to some of my favorite homebirth supplies.

Home Birth Checklist

1. Large Mixing Bowl

2. Tube of Lanolin or Nipple Cream

3. Ear Bulb Syringe (new)

4. Thermometer

5. 2-3 Cotton Baby Hats (I got the ones in the picture on Etsy. So cute!)

6. Small Bottle of Oil

7. 2-3 Adult Diapers

8. Plastic Sheeting or Tarp

9. 6-12 Receiving Blankets

10. 6-8 Bath Towels & 6 Hand Towels

11. 2-6 Washcloths

12. Plastic Sheet, Water Proof Mattress Cover, or Shower Curtain

13. 1 Box of Tissues or Roll of Toilet Paper

14. Heating Pad or Hot Water Bottle

15. 1 Package Large Chux Pads/ Underpads

16. 2 Large Black Yard Waste Garbage Bags

17. Hand Mirror

18. 12 Large Super-Absorbent Sanitary Pads

19. 8+ Kitchen Size Garbage Bags

20. Flashlight

21. Lead-Free Hose (for water birth)

(not pictured)

22. 2 Sets of Sheets to fit the birth bed

23. Exercise Ball

24. Food for Mom

25. Hydrating Liquid  (I like coconut water)

26. Food for Midwives and Birth Team

27. Bendy Straws

28. Space Heater or Fan

29. 2 Tennis Balls

30. Bright Portable Light

31. Several Bottles of Hydrogen Peroxide

32. 1-3 Ice Packs

33. Acetaminophen and/or Ibuprofen

What was the most important item on your home birth kit checklist? 

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