help with hospital bag please

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  1. buttons1

    buttons1 Mummy to 2 gorgeous girls

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    I'm stressing a bit about what to pack in hospital bag. I have made a list but i am a bit of a worrier and feel like i must have forgotten something. do you think this list is ok and any extra suggestions if i have forgotten something would be great
    Thanks

    For me

    maternity notes
    1 nightie for labour
    slippers
    dark pj's for after
    towel
    pants and socks
    nursing bras x2
    lip balm
    toothpaste and brush
    razor
    hairbrush
    shampoo
    shower gel
    snacks and drinks
    ipod
    2 vest tops
    loose clothes to wear during day
    going home clothes
    breast pads
    maternity pads (2 packs, about 20)
    anti bac gel

    for baby
    3x sleep suits
    1x smaller sleep suit
    4x newborn vests
    blanket
    1 pack nappies (27)
    nappy sacks
    2 x hats
    2 x scratch mits
    1 x cardigan
    1 x snow suit
    muslin squares
    baby wipes
    cotton wool
    going home outfit
    finally for daddy
    drink and snacks
    digital camera and spare batteries
    video camera ( I stress for after the birth, no filming to be done during the birth :rofl: )
    change of clothes
     
  2. Amz123

    Amz123 Well-Known Member

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    Wow seems like you have everything covered there :D x
     
  3. Dream.A.Dream

    Dream.A.Dream Mum to 6yo and WTT #2!

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    The only things I would say from what I've been told is to take 2 blankets, incase one gets sicked on, and also might be worth taking a 0-3 vest & sleepsuit incase bubs is big when they're born. I also might not bother with the razor for you. After giving birth I don't think you'll really give a crap if you have hairy armpits/legs :lol:

    Sounds good though :) xx
     
  4. velvetina

    velvetina Mum of 3

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    Good list hun. I would say put 2 towels in, the one you use for your shower st after labour will be quite bloody, so pack another small one just in case you are in overnight for the following morning. You could also put a sponge/flannel/some plastic bags for dirty clothes/cream to take any make up off or moisturise skin/pack tissues. I have only packed about 5/6 nappies (you could put rest in car in case need more but free space in your bag as they are a bit bulky).

    To save on space you could put the baby blankets and going home clothes/snowsuit all in your carseat (tied into a big bag) and leave it in the car until you are ready to go home.

    Hope that helps hun. x
     
  5. Margie

    Margie Well-Known Member

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    Looks good - maybe a towel for baby.

    Lots of old pants or disposable pants for after.

    Also a bendy straw... so if you are leaning forward during labour you don't have to sit back to have a drink.
     
  6. aladrian

    aladrian Well-Known Member

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    Sanitary pads for afterwards, the hospital does supply these, but if you're picky like me, you'll want your own.
     
  7. Beautywithin

    Beautywithin Mummy of two

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    Oh thanks for this, its helped me with my list x
     

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