Things to prepare for your confinement nanny (checklist)

Work permit


  • $100 to commence work
  • $100 to $300 at the end of service


  • Nanny’s bed: one mattress, pillow, two sets of bedsheets and pillow cases (one for use and one spare).
  • Baby crib: one mattress, two sets of bedsheets (one for use and one spare), rubber mat for diaper changes.
  • Bedside table: diapers, anti-bacterial hand gel, diaper rash cream, yu yi oil (如意油), baby moisturiser, wet wipes, cotton balls, talcum powder.
  • Baby clothes and towels: newborn onesies, socks, mittens, washcloths, towels, swaddles


  • Condiments
  • Fresh ingredients (to purchase upon arrival)
  • Chinese herbs (to purchase upon arrival, or order in advance from any major Chinese medical hall)
  • Pot for herbal bathwater
  • Wok or frying pan for stir fries
  • Pot for soup


  • Baby bathtub
  • Baby soap
  • Baby-grade laundry detergent

Infant food

  • Pump + accessories + collection bottles
  • Plastic storage bags
  • Feeding bottle + teats
  • Baby-grade dishwashing detergent
  • Brushes for washing bottles
  • Can of infant formula on standby + whatever samples you can get from the hospital