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APPENDIX: PREPARATIONS FOR CONFINEMENT

Articles for Mother

  • night dresses and dressing gown
  • firm brassiere and other underwear
  • toiletries (soap, toothpaste and toothbrush, deodorant, talc powder)
  • sanitary pads
  • washrag/face cloth/towel
  • petroleum jelly

Articles for Baby

  • 2 sets of clean baby clothes
  • plain toilet soap and soap dish
  • towels, face cloth
  • napkins/diapers
  • one small packet of cotton wool
  • basket, crib or cot – for home
  • one piece of rubber, plastic or oil cloth adequate for protecting the mattress
  • set of cot sheets
  • soft hairbrush and comb
  • powder, petroleum jelly

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