Is this everything I need for labour etc for me?

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  1. firsttimer87

    firsttimer87 First-timer expecting

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    Hi ladies,

    Just doing my list for my part of the labour/hospital bag (we're having one for me and one for baby that can stay in the car until we need it) and can't think of what I'm missing. Can anyone help please as never done this before lol...

    Holdall bag (obviously lol)
    Maternity pads
    breast pads
    loose/nursing nightie
    non-slip socks
    headbands (i.ve got jaw length hair so no tying it up)
    MP3 player/music etc
    nipple cream
    nursing bras
    disposable knickers
    snacks/drink etc
    camera/phone

    thats about as far as I've got now...
    Thanks all :flower:
     
  2. jac33

    jac33 Well-Known Member

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    dressing gown incase your cold, can't think of anything else
     
  3. charxxx

    charxxx Mum & Expecting again

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    I'd shove a pack of face wipes and a chapstick in there too as they can come in handy if your having a long labour.. And where clothes are concerned I'd pack a couple of pairs of loose trousers and a few pairs of normal pants incase you leak when you've had the baby the flow can be quite overwhelming at first but I'm sure as you get closer to the day you'll think of a few more bits I cant really think atm :wacko: But your list looks good :) xx
     
  4. firsttimer87

    firsttimer87 First-timer expecting

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    thanks ladies. have added those bits. Good point with face wipes etc, def gonna wnat those I think lol x
     
  5. happymummy

    happymummy Guest

    If you are planning to leave the baby's bag in the car until you need it, I would also include a nappy or 2 and then baby's first outfit (I chose a vest, baby gro and cardigan plus hat and scratch mitts) and then if you want a special blanket etc for him/her. If the baby arrives quickly and you havent had chance to get the second bag from the car, it would be handy to have bubbas first clothes! The midwifes dress baby for you too xx
     
  6. happymummy

    happymummy Guest

    p.s I just realised we are due on the same day! :happydance:
     
  7. jacks mummy

    jacks mummy Well-Known Member

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    yes the only other thing i can think of is pj's (loose ones) cos like charxxx said the bleeding is quite overwhelming and i felt much better with knickers and pj bottoms on, also get some normal BIG knickers lol i got quite a few pairs and just thew them away when i got home xx
     
  8. XPoisonGal

    XPoisonGal Guest

    Toothbrush/toothpaste... flannels... lil shampoo/cond... shower gel... anti-perspirant
     
  9. XPoisonGal

    XPoisonGal Guest

    And don't forget to bring coins!!
     
  10. bungle

    bungle Mummy of 2 girls

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    If u go to the 3rd tri forum they certainly used to have a huge thread at the top of the page about what to pack. It had some great ideas of things I hadn't thought about ie carrier bags for dirty washing, drinking straws, bottle of ribena etc..
     
  11. aley28

    aley28 2 boys & a girl <3

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    You might want a toothbrush. :)

    Also, phone charger and, depending on your camera, extra batteries for the camera.
     
  12. sara k

    sara k Well-Known Member

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    dont forget
    shampoo
    toothpate
    dish wash soap for baby bottle incase and for your stuff
    baby pampers
     
  13. punk_pig

    punk_pig Guest

    Water spray was a godsend!
     
  14. amerikiwi

    amerikiwi Mum of 2

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    Drinking straw and huge (big enough to comfortably hold the ski sized mat. pads) black knickers. Also, helpful if PJ bottoms are black as not uncommon to leak through mat pads after birth.
     
  15. firsttimer87

    firsttimer87 First-timer expecting

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    some great ideas thanks ladies - esp the black PJ bottoms lol, def wouldnt have thought of it like that :blush: x
     
  16. Treelo

    Treelo Mum of 3

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    Labour Bag:
    Nighties & Socks
    Hair bobbins & brush
    Toothpaste & Toothbrush, Facial wipes, Moisturiser, vaseline/lip balm
    Glucose Sweets
    Nursing Bra
    Maternity pads
    Dressing Gown & Slippers
    Dark Towel
    Coins for vending machines
    Clothes for baby (Nappy, Vest, Sleepsuit, Hat )
    Mist Spray
    Flip Flops for shower

    OH
    Change of top
    Camera
    Mobile phone (off!), phone numbers
    Change for car-park

    Baby Bag:
    5 Babygros/Sleepsuits
    5 Vests
    Bibs/Muslins
    Cardigan
    Scratch mitts & Socks & Hat
    Blanket & Muslin squares
    Cotton Wool
    Baby Towel
    Nappies (newborn sposies)

    Stuff:
    Big knickers
    Maternity Sanitary towels
    Breast pads
    Nursing bras
    Front opening nighties
    Toiletries (shampoo, facial wipes, and roll on deodorant, basic make-up)
    Tea tree oil great if you have stitches (3 drops in warm bath)
    Arnica Tablets for bruising
    Dark towels
    Disinfectant wipes (for hospital toilets)
    Phone Charger
    Phone credit
    Lansinoh cream if plannig on breastfeeding
    Soother if planning on using one
    Bottle of water with sports lid - useful if you have stitches

    Coming Home:
    Loose Jeans
    Top
    Boots & Socks
    Baby Car Seat
    Outfit, Vest, Snugglesuit & Hat
     

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