Help with essentials list please?

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  1. hollyjadebear

    hollyjadebear Joni-Mai & Daisy Eliza <3

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    Hello all!

    Now, I know I'm leaving it all a bit late but I think it's the only way I can cope with doing things and making sure I've done it properly. This is my second child and I kept nothing from my daughter - well her moses basket and a few "little" bits but nothing major (oh and the cot). With our DD we never knew we were expecting up until 28 weeks pregnant so bought what we thought we'd need and picked other bits up along the way. This time however, we've known since day 1 and I have NO idea what I need to buy...:haha:

    Can anyone please help me compile a list of "ESSENTIALS" ?

    Even if you add 1 thing to help would be fantastic... I have just over 9 weeks til the big day and I think it's time to get organised.

    Thank you so much

    :blush:
     
  2. emalou90

    emalou90 Well-Known Member

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    are we talking hospital bag or in general? :)
    look out for noodles, she has an amazing hospital bag list! xx
     
  3. suzib76

    suzib76 Well-Known Member

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    if you mean in general start with the basics

    sleep
    travel
    eat
    clothe

    build a list from there of what you need for each thing, babies dont really do much more initially anyway lol

    or go through an average day in your head of what it is like with baby, write down everything you use lol
     
  4. hollyjadebear

    hollyjadebear Joni-Mai & Daisy Eliza <3

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    I mean general stuff for baby. I will sort hospital bag after baby stuff but am planning a home birth so will sort hospital bag as a last resort.

    Thank you for help so far x
     
  5. Noodles

    Noodles Mummy to two boys!

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    LOL! I'm the big saddo that looks like she is moving into the hospital!

    This is essentials list I got from Emma's diary

    Things you definitely need

    * Cot (plus mattress, sheets and blankets)
    * Car seat
    * Pram buggy or travel system
    * Six sleepsuits/ long sleeved suits
    * Six vests/ short sleeved suits
    * Two cardigans/ jackets
    * Shawl or snow suit
    * Hat, mittens and bootees
    * Changing mat
    * Nappies
    * Bottles/ teats/ bottle brush (only needed if not breastfeeding)
    * Nursing bra and breast pads
    * Loads of bibs
    * Loads of towels/ flannels/ muslin squares (for bathing and dribbles!)
    * Loads of kitchen roll and cotton wool pads
    * Brush and comb

    Things that are handy, but not essential

    * Moses basket/ crib (plus mattress, sheets and blankets)
    * Baby bath
    * Baby box or bag
    * Sling
    * Bouncy chair
    * Baby monitor
    * Changing bag
    * Steam steriliser
    * Breast pump
    * Baby lotion
    * Baby wipes
    * Bath thermometer
    * Nail scissors
    * Nappy wrapper

    I'm sure people who have had kids will be able to give you a better idea of the things that you really should have and the bits which are just handy.

    This is my hospital bag list:

    For me

    2 x PJ
    2 x black jogging bottoms
    10 x black knickers
    4 x pairs of socks
    1 x nightie for labour
    1 x dressing gown
    1 x eye mask
    2 x totes socks
    2 x nursing bra
    36 x maternity pads
    8 x pair of breast pads
    1 x dark bath towel
    1 x dark hand towel
    4 x contact lenses
    2 x maternity mats
    Make up bag - concealer, mineral foundation (and brush), blusher, bronzer, highlighting powder, eyelash curlers, mascara, lip gloss, lip, balm, mirror
    Toiletry bag - face wipes, moisturiser, toothbrush, toothpaste, mouthwash, breath freshener, deodorant, shampoo, conditioner, serum, rechargeable straighteners, hairbrush, hairband, sponge, flannel.
    Going home outfit
    Arcos - fully charged (with splitter)
    MP3 player - fully chargered (with headphones)
    Digital camera with memory card - fully charged
    Mobile phone - fully chargeed (with credit)
    4 x bags of crisps
    1 x haribo
    1 x wine gums
    4 x chocolate bar
    1 x pack of shortbread
    3 x bottles of water
    10 x teabags
    1 x bottle of cordial
    Small bag of sugar
    Small bag of instant coffee

    For hubby

    1 x T shirt
    1 x trousers
    1 x underwear
    2 x pairs of socks
    1 x magazine/book
    1 x headphones (to use with arcos)
    Tolietry bag - toothbrush, deodourant, body wipes, pro plus
    Mobile phone fully charged (with credit)
    Costa card
    Debit card

    For Flump

    6 x vests
    6 x sleepsuits (1 with no feet)
    2 x pair of socks
    1 x snowsuit
    1 x car seat
    1 x toy
    6 x pairs of scratch mitts
    3 x hats
    1 x going home outift
    4 x muslin cloths
    20 x nappies
    1 x bag of cotton wool buds
    1 x baby wipes
    30 x nappy bags (for dirty nappies and dirty clothes)
    1 x blanket

    Don't forget your green notes!
     
  6. hollyjadebear

    hollyjadebear Joni-Mai & Daisy Eliza <3

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    Oh Lawd!!

    THANK YOU SO SO MUCH NOODLES!!!


    :hugs:
     
  7. Noodles

    Noodles Mummy to two boys!

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    You're welcome, i've just noticed that muslin clothes aren't on the list. Make sure you get plenty of these.
     
  8. suzib76

    suzib76 Well-Known Member

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    omg Noodles your list is mega - i never took half that stuff lol

    just a quickie if you dont mind i see you have got tea bags and coffee on there, where would you make them?
     
  9. emalou90

    emalou90 Well-Known Member

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    hahahahaha noodles is CRAZY :wacko: :laugh2:

    you're such a help though, honestly :flower:

    - 'scrubs, hooch is crazy' (if you lot know what i'm on about) :haha:
     
  10. Noodles

    Noodles Mummy to two boys!

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    All the rooms in our hospital are delvery/recovery rooms with private baths and showers and a kettle and a fridge. They only supply enough stuff for 7 drinks (strange number) so if you want more you have to take your own.
     
  11. Noodles

    Noodles Mummy to two boys!

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    LOL! I'm am quite odd! I'm one of these people that would rather be over prepared than under prepared. I'll prob end up not using most of the stuff, but at least it will be to hand if I want it.
     
  12. suzib76

    suzib76 Well-Known Member

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    wow ninewells is so not like that pmsl
     
  13. Noodles

    Noodles Mummy to two boys!

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    It's Russells Hall hospital in the west midlands, it's a new hospital so it has tonnes of facilities which is lucky for me as i've only just moved house and the other hospital I was under was a shack.
     
  14. hollyjadebear

    hollyjadebear Joni-Mai & Daisy Eliza <3

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    Sounds like a hotel!!!
     
  15. alibaba24

    alibaba24 Well-Known Member

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    i LOVE your hopsital bag list!!! :haha: Im glad to see im not the only one planning on packing a bit of make up :blush:

    xx
     

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