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Old Feb 15th, 2009, 19:42 PM   1
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What To Pack In Your Hospital Bag - Suggestions


What To Pack In Your Hospital Bag



So now your in your final trimester its time to start thinking about packing your hospital bag. Always best to be prepared.

The following suggestions are only guide and not everything will be what you require so read through the list and make your own short list before shopping.


Labour


Your birth plan
Maternity notes (don't forget them)
Nightdress
Dressing gown/robe
Slippers
Socks
Underwear
Massage oil
Lip balm
Tens machines
Hard sweets/snacks/drinks/magazines
Water spray/Cooling spray
Handheld fan
mp3 player/ipod

Your Partners Bag

2 T.shirts
fresh socks & pants
Toiletries bag
Hand towel
Camera (+ new battery if digital)
PSP
mp3 player/ipod
PLENTY of change in a money bag for drinks machines etc
Snacks/drinks

After Birth

Toiletries bag
Hand towel
Fresh Pajamas/Nightdresses
Socks
Breast pads
Nursing bras
Loose underwear/disposable knickers
Maternity pads
Fresh clothes for going home
Numbers on a seperate piece of paper incase of mobile problems
Spare loose change
Ear plugs
Anti-bacterial travel sized gel


For Your Baby

Car seat
2/3 baby vests
2/3 baby grows
Crib toy/gift from Mummy & Daddy
Blanket
Nappies
Wipes
Cotton wall buds
Nappy bags
Anti-bacterial travel sized gel
Something fresh for trip home
Socks or Booties
Hat
cardi/coat/Snowsuit depending on time of year

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Please reply to this thread to discuss or if you have a suggestion to add.





 
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Old Feb 15th, 2009, 23:30 PM   2
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maybe..ur own pillow...its not nessesary but it makes you feel a little at home...more comfortable



 
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Old Feb 16th, 2009, 03:47 AM   3
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Plastic bags, for dirty clothing. I know it's obvious but still I think it's a good idea!



 
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Old Feb 16th, 2009, 06:05 AM   4
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maybe..ur own pillow...its not nessesary but it makes you feel a little at home...more comfortable
I'd definately reccomend your own pillow! When I was in hospital (labour) they wouldn't even give me a pillow! Not even one! Apparently they didn't have any but I was SO uncomfortable on that bed...

Next time I will definately be taking my own pillow. Good suggestion!



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My mw said the most commonly forgotten item is toothpaste! Lol



 
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Old Feb 16th, 2009, 07:11 AM   6
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Just a tip - I know they're a bit expensive.. but you could buy the mini bottles to save space in your bag (usually buy these in Boots or Superdrug) or buy some empty mini plastic bottles and take those with your fave shower gel in.

Make up - it helped me feel less rough after the birth. I just took a couple of basics, mascare, eyeliner and a bit of lip gloss and powder.

Cleaning spray - I got a spray that kills MRSA etc and was spraying it like a mad woman. Can't be too sure lol.

Ready made milk maybe? don't know if they give you the milk there ..

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Old Feb 16th, 2009, 07:13 AM   7
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Maybe a different size of babygro/vest. Jessica was over 10lbs and went straight into 0-3 stuff so all my newborn stuff I packed for her was wasted
Luckily I was told to expect a bigger baby and went prepared
And some scratch mitts
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Old Feb 16th, 2009, 07:24 AM   8
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Plastic bags, for dirty clothing. I know it's obvious but still I think it's a good idea!
I used nappy bags to put my dirty undies etc in!!

And toiletries, the mini's deffo took up less room, you can get the in superdrug from 50p each so theyre a lot more expensive



 
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Old Feb 16th, 2009, 08:15 AM   9
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hairbands, cottom wool,

NAPPIES!!!!!!(UNLIKE MY HOSPITAL I HAVE TO PROVIDE MY OWN)

nipple cream if going to breast feed, massage oils if wanted in labour, toothbrush, towels, disposable nickers, antibacterial wipes for the bathroom



 
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Old Feb 16th, 2009, 08:21 AM   10
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baby wipes, sudocream



 
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