Hospital Bags

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  1. KNWilson

    KNWilson Well-Known Member

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    Here is my list for the bags I'll be packing this weekend. If you feel there is something I need to add or something I have forgotten please let me know...I'm a terrible packer. :dohh:

    Labor:
    Birth plan
    Gown
    Robe
    Socks with rubber bottoms
    Sports bra
    Slippers
    Hard candy (to snack on)
    Pillow

    Post Birth:
    Toiletries bag to include:
    Hand towel
    Face wash
    Bar soap
    Toothbrush
    Toothpaste
    Mini/travel shampoo and conditioner
    Deodorant
    Razor
    Hair bands
    Wet wipes
    Antibacterial gel
    Make up

    Gown
    Loose underwear
    Socks with rubber bottoms
    Nursing bra
    Breast pads
    Large sanitary pads
    Fresh clothes for going home

    Baby & Diaper Bag:
    Car seat
    Car seat cover
    Boppy
    Blanket (2)
    Burp cloth (3)
    Diapers
    Wipes
    Powder
    Rash cream
    Cotton balls
    Q-Tips
    Hat (1)
    Bib (1-2)
    Socks (2 pair)
    Scratch mitts (2 pair)
    Jacket (1)
    Sleeper/Gown (2)
    Onesies (3)
    Going home outfit (NB & 0-3 months) (2 of each size)

    Other:
    Cell phone/charger
    Camera/charger
    Change/money bag (for parking if needed and vending machines)
    Book or magazine
     
  2. Gretaa

    Gretaa Well-Known Member

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    Looks good to me :)
     
  3. farmerswifey

    farmerswifey Well-Known Member

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    Lip salve - its a god send if you use gas and air as this dries your lips up something terrible! I had chapped lips for ages after having DD.
    I can remember being in labour and thinking - 'what I wouldnt give for a lip balm right now!' LOL!!!!!


    xxxx
     
  4. Autumntx

    Autumntx Well-Known Member

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    I might have to steal your list! I feel like I am going to forget something!
     
  5. KNWilson

    KNWilson Well-Known Member

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    Thank you farmerswifey I didn't even think about lip balm I'll add it to my list!! Autumntx feel free it's overwhelming trying to come up with a list of things to take to the hospital not only for yourself but for baby too!! OH is on his own he can pack his bag for himself..lol
     
  6. chobette

    chobette Mom to 2

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    I thought the hospital provided diapers for the baby while in the hospital here in the states? Perhaps only bring enough for the car ride. Otherwise everything looks great, sounds like you are all ready xx
     
  7. Amethyste

    Amethyste Mummy to Ella

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    Looks like a great list to me, i think i am gonna copy paste it somewhere ;)
     
  8. Kel127

    Kel127 Mommy to Connor & Rowan

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    I see you are in the US. If you are having baby in a hospital then you have over-packed. A lot of that stuff is provided for you.
     
  9. DaisyBee

    DaisyBee Mom of 2

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    My hospital didn't let me wear my own gown or robe during labor. Have you asked about that? I could wear it after labor though, but preferred pants and a top by that point. Also mine provided tons of sanitary pads and even sent a bunch home with me.

    Mine provided lots of diapers and wipes ( we had plenty to take home even). And really all supplies for the baby during the hospital stay. I didn't need anything but the going home outfit, fingernail clippers, carseat, blankets for going home, burp rags.
     
  10. KNWilson

    KNWilson Well-Known Member

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    I figured the hospital would provide a majority of the things listed but I figured better safe than sorry. I have my preadmission appointment scheduled for this coming Tuesday at the hospital so I'll ask the preadmissions nurse about what they will supply while I'm there. :thumbup:
     
  11. caiis101

    caiis101 Well-Known Member

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    Great list!! Need to add some items to my bag this weekend. Can't wait to have this bag all done.
     
  12. KNWilson

    KNWilson Well-Known Member

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    You and me both caiis101 packing stresses me out big time I'm always worried I'm going to forget something major.
     
  13. Kel127

    Kel127 Mommy to Connor & Rowan

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    :hugs: Don't let it stress you out. The hospitals in the US really are very helpful, and have almost everything you need if you forget anything. A long as you have a carseat, going home outfit, clothes for you, and a camera you will be fine.
     
  14. KNWilson

    KNWilson Well-Known Member

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    Thank you Kel127 :)
     
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    RainbowDrop_x Well-Known Member

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    That's a fab list.

    The only thing I would add is a handheld fan. When I was in labour with DD I was absolutely roasting with the contractions and the labour ward was scorching anyway and they were very reluctant to give me a fan.

    Add that to you're list and you're set!!
     
  16. DaisyBee

    DaisyBee Mom of 2

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    I was going to add... Baby book for footprints!
     
  17. nicolefx

    nicolefx Well-Known Member

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    OMG I had no idea I would need all that :haha:. I swear i'm going to end up in labour on the phone to my mum or OH telling them to get their backsides to ASDA and get me X,Y and Z :haha:. x
     
  18. fairykate

    fairykate Mad as a box of frogs

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    Yes, unless I've missed it you don't have hairbrush (for you) on the list!! Also I'm taking a little can of dry shampoo (not sure if you have it in the states) so I don't have to wash my hair every single day :)

    I've just started packing mine today!!! :D
     
  19. KNWilson

    KNWilson Well-Known Member

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    Good call fairykate I didn't even think about a hairbrush!! I don't need my hair looking like a mess during my stay. Yes I have heard of the dry shampoo but I've never tried it a friend of mine uses it and loves it! I'll make a trip to the store and see what I can find.
     
  20. ggbaby2

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    Wowsers you're list is significantly longer than mine. A lot of the things on there will likely be provided in the hospital so might be a good idea to ask so u can cut down the list. my hospital even provides a new hairbrush and you take it home with you so i don't even need to pack that
     

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