Hospital bags: what have you packed in yours?

Discussion in 'Pregnancy - Third Trimester' started by Ria_Rose, Oct 28, 2008.

  1. Ria_Rose

    Ria_Rose Mum to JJ & expecting #2

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    I know it's similar to the Hospital bag: what to pack thread, but I was wondering what you have actually packed (both essential and frivolous).

    Here's my list

    MY ESSENTIALS
    Big T-shirt for labour
    Night dress for ward
    Dressing Gown for ward
    Socks
    Slippers
    BIG pants
    Nursing bra
    Breast pads
    V shaped pillow for breastfeeding/labour/neck support
    Bright cover for V pillow (MW at delivery ward said they get mixed up with their laundry)
    Disposable Knickers
    Maternity pads
    Toiletries
    ·Contact lenses
    ·Glasses
    ·Tooth brush
    ·Tooth paste
    ·Flannel
    ·Natural sponge
    ·Face wipes
    ·Mini make-up kit
    Camera (charged)
    Relaxation/Birth CDs
    Rose Quartz Angel
    Nintendo DS
    Playing cards
    Glucose Tablets
    Squeezey honey (read somewhere it helps keep energy up)
    Paracetamol
    Snacks for OH
    Money for pay phone
    Going home outfit (still not picked yet)


    LO’S ESSENTIALS
    2 Stretch suits (in 3 sizes - tiny/newborn/0-3)
    3 sleepsuits
    2 x Scratch mits
    2 x Indoor Hats
    Outdoor hat and gloves
    Going home outfit - cardigan, jeans, socks, vest and snowsuit (in case)
    2 x Muslin Squares
    Baby’s first teddy (we bought after 13 week scan)
    Carseat + Base
    Blanket for carseat
    1 pack of size 1 nappies
    2 size 2 nappies
    Nappy wet wipes
    Cotton wool
    Barrier cream
    Hair brush
     
  2. luvbunsazzle

    luvbunsazzle Mummy to Rosie

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    Awww i now have the biggest cheese on my face!!! :D
    I have been struggling with my bloomin hospital bag for days, and i come on this morning and find everything in this one list!!!
    Ta muchly hun :D
     
  3. MrsP

    MrsP Mummy to Eleanor & Henry

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    I don't think there is anything you have forgotten hon, you seem to have everything.

    Luvbuns you just need to pacik it all now! :rofl:
     
  4. XKatX

    XKatX Well-Known Member

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    Looks good to me hun!! well done!
    A question though - do we need indoor hats? I only have ones that go with outdoor outfits. Do I nedd to get some indoor ones and if so, where do I find them seperately?
     
  5. Ria_Rose

    Ria_Rose Mum to JJ & expecting #2

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    I don;t think we need them, they were just thin hats my mum bought (too thin for indoors) and I packed them in case he feels cold as they lose the most heat out of their heads.

    On my tour of the ward the nurses and midwifes were really bored as it was a quiet night so we got to ask what they thought we should take. They advised (but bear in mind this isn't going to be correct for every hospital)

    * Don't bring bed sheets or towels, as some books sugest, as they have their own and you don't want to be taking home lots of dirty laundry.
    * Do bring pillows as hospital ones can be a bit flat
    * If you bring towels or pillow cases - make them a bright colour so they don;t get mixed with their washing.
    * Go for disposable pants a bit bigger than you think, as they can be hard to get on.
    * Don't forget your maternity pads, remember at first you may be using 2 at one time.
    * If you ask the nurses for something (particularly if you are limited to your bed) and think they have forgotten you - remind them! They have a lot on their minds and it might get missed. Don't suffer in silence.
     
  6. polo_princess

    polo_princess ♥ Brookes Mummy ♥

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    A whole heap of air so far, in others words nothing lol
     
  7. WelshGirl

    WelshGirl Mummy at last!!

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    I was told by a friend who just had a baby that the mw's advise you to pop an indoor hat on baby after they're born, as that is where they loose most heat. How about these hun? This is what I have anyway!

    https://www.mothercare.com/White-un...ing=UTF8&m=A2LBKNDJ2KZUGQ&n=44486031&mcb=core

    https://www.mothercare.com/Motherca...ing=UTF8&m=A2LBKNDJ2KZUGQ&n=76105031&mcb=core

    xxx
     
  8. Ria_Rose

    Ria_Rose Mum to JJ & expecting #2

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    I have that first set!! Those are the ones.

    I may not need them but they are so small I don't think it'll hurt to pack them.

    Having to hold back on packing him too many clothes, lol. Think he'll just need sleepsuits and vests and a home coming outfit.

    Oooooh and ladies don't forget some space in there in case people bring presents when they visit :)
     
  9. babymamma

    babymamma mummy to Madeline

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    Just trying to think what I have packed so far...

    For me:

    2 x nighties
    dressing gown
    slippers
    undies - disposable & big normal ones
    socks
    toiletries (shampoo, shower gel, toothbrush, toothpaste etc)
    make-up (no photos to be taken without it applied! haha)
    maternity pads
    breast pads
    towel
    camera

    getting oh to bring my going home clothes when needed so don't have too much with me....

    For baby: :baby:

    nappies
    3 x sleepsuits
    3 x vests
    coming home outfit
    hats
    scratch mitts
    baby wipes (can't touch cotton wool!)
    nappy bags
    bibs


    Think that is it for now.......x
     
  10. XKatX

    XKatX Well-Known Member

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    Thanks hun. I will try and get some before LO arrives!!
     
  11. WelshGirl

    WelshGirl Mummy at last!!

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    babymamma - you may want to also take a blanket (or get OH to bring one when it's time to leave) to wrap LO in?? Your list for baby is the smae as mine I think!

    For you, you might wanna pack some snacks - after having my first, it was like 7pm, so there was no food available!!! OH had to dash to the shop for me, 'cos I was sooooo hungry!!
     
  12. babymamma

    babymamma mummy to Madeline

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    oh yeah - blankets and carseat etc too.

    not like me to forget about food too! hehe. what snacks are best to take in you think?

    x
     
  13. WelshGirl

    WelshGirl Mummy at last!!

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    Whatever you like really - I'm defo going to have some chocolate in my bag!!! Probably some crisps too - I know it's not very healthy, but it's really only to see you through til you can get a meal, or get someone to bo buy you a sandwich! I'm also taking some squash, cos I dont' really like just plain water.
     
  14. babymamma

    babymamma mummy to Madeline

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    crisps & chocolate sound good to me.....oh and definitely juice/pop cos I am not a fan of water either.

    If I buy snacks to go in the bag now though I can pretty much guarantee they wont be there long!

    x
     
  15. Angelmouse

    Angelmouse Baking #4

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    I've been collecting stuff for a few weeks to go in mine and then suddenly thought about when I get home with LO too. So I bought another pack of size 1 nappies and 2 more packets of Maternity pads coz I remember going through them way faster than I ever thought I would! :blush: So remember to have stuff like that ready for when you come home too.
     
  16. WelshGirl

    WelshGirl Mummy at last!!

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    Very good point hun!! I went through 4 packs of mat pads with my first before swapping to normal sanitary pads.

    And to anyone who's buying disposable underwear - I would highly recommend NOT getting them, and just buying cheap cotton pants that you can just bin afterwards. I found the disposable ones so uncomfy - and cheap cotton ones aren't any more expensive!!!
     
  17. Sophie1205

    Sophie1205 TTC #2

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    This is what's in my bags:

    For Me

    - Maternity notes & birth plan *
    - Nightie
    - Bra’s
    - Pyjamas
    - Socks
    - Slippers
    - Dressing gown *
    - Cheap cotton underwear
    - Maternity sanitary towels
    - Breast pads
    - Dark towel
    - Hair towel
    - Toothbrush & toothpaste
    - Deodorant
    - Shampoo/conditioner & shower gel
    - Shower bag
    - Vaseline/lip balm *
    - Face wipes and moisturiser
    - Hairbrush & bobbles & hair band
    - Change of comfy clothes for day time and going home *

    For Leo

    - 6 vests
    - 6 sleep suits
    - 1 pack of nappies (size 1)
    - Baby wipes
    - Cotton wool pleats
    - Nappy sacks
    - 2 pairs booties
    - 2 Hats
    - 2 pair scratch mittens
    - Outfit to come home in
    - Snow suit
    - Coat
    - Blanket/shawl
    - Dummies
    - Sudocreme
    - Bibs (disposable and one normal)
    - Baby bath stuff
    - Hooded towel *

    * - Still need to pack



    I'll be adding snacks/drinks and entertainment things at last minute
    x
     
  18. babymamma

    babymamma mummy to Madeline

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    What size bag is everyone taking?? x
     
  19. Angelmouse

    Angelmouse Baking #4

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    I'm taking a full size suitcase so that I can get everything in one. But then I'm having a section so I could be in for between 3 and 5 days. :D
     
  20. babymamma

    babymamma mummy to Madeline

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    ah, erm...anyone who is not having a c-section??? size bag? x
     

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