US mommies to be! Hospital bag?

Discussion in 'Pregnancy - Third Trimester' started by krys, May 31, 2011.

  1. krys

    krys Madi's Mommy

    Dec 5, 2010
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    I know there is a hospital bag sticky thread, and people probably ask the same question everyday! I get a little confused when reading from the UK ladies though, only bc baby things have different names there. :blush: Anyway, can I have a short and to the point list of what to pack in mine and LO's bags for the hospital? Please and thank you!! :flower:
  2. Becky9384

    Becky9384 Well-Known Member

    Oct 10, 2010
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    I have packed mine and babies bag last night.
    -5 pair of granny panties (i will toss them after)
    -two pair of socks
    - 3 to 4 tank tops/ loose shirts
    - 2 cotton shorts
    - sweat pants
    - 5 sports bras
    - body wash, shampoo, conditioner, deodorant, body mist, toothbrush, paste, hair ties and bobby pins, head band.
    I left a note on top of the bag to grab my pillow, loofa and razor.
    For baby i packed
    - three blankets (2 swaddle, and one fluffy)
    - three onesies
    - two pair of socks
    - a cute outfit for coming home
    - a few diapers and wipes for the ten minute ride home
    - car seat/base
    - boppy pillow

    I'm pretty sure everything else they will have or I will send my hubby home for.
  3. Spunky

    Spunky James' and Juliet's Mama!

    Jul 1, 2010
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    If you go up to "Search" and type in US hospital Bag there's a thread from May 23rd US ladies - hospital bag and it had a lot of people's suggestions that helped me pack mine.

    I don't know how to link it, sorry!
  4. Kel127

    Kel127 Mommy to Connor & Rowan

    May 26, 2009
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    Hospital here pretty much provide everything you need.
    For me I brought
    shampoo, soap, deodorant, toothbrush, tooth paste
    hair ties
    comfy sweat pants and tops
    granny panties (though the mesh panties they provide are awsome for the first day of heavy bleeding)

    For baby all you need are
    Car seat
    going home outfit (I brought one newborn, one 0-3)
    socks (i didn't use)

    You don't need anything else, they provide everything needed for baby including diapers and wipes for the ride home!!
  5. ChristinaRN

    ChristinaRN Mother of 3, pg with #4

    Sep 30, 2010
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    Yep, that's a good link. Not only are the names of things different in the UK but they pack WAY MORE than we do. Here in the USA the hospitals provide EVERYTHING for baby until you go home. Also, in the UK they tend to take things for their in the USA husbands do NOT take showers at the hospitals so they don't need changes of clothes, toiletries etc. Unless your an hour away from the hospital, there's no reason your dh can't go home change, shower, refresh etc.
    Some additional things you may want is hard cardy/lollipops for labor and Ipod if you have one. Take maternity clothes to go home in (most women do not fit in pre-preggo clothes that quickly).
    What I've packed for me:
    Ipod, Phone + Charger, Playing cards, book to read, yoga pants and a loose t-shirt , going home outfit of capris and cute maternity shirt, toiletries (all travel sized), hair ties, lollipops, several pairs of panties and socks, camera and FLIP video.
    For baby: Going home outfit x2 (they will pee/poop or puke on the 1st outfit), receiving blanket x2, binkie, diapers x6/wipes (45 min drive home), baby book for foot prints, and car seat will be installed in car.
  6. DaisyBee

    DaisyBee Mom of 2

    Mar 17, 2009
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    I packed a lot and didnt need/want half of it. However I disagree about change of clothes for dh. My dh didnt want to go home & leave us even to shower (he left during labor as we thought we had hours left & the dr had to call him to tell him to come quick as the baby was going to be born any second) So after that he didnt want to leave again :rofl: We said next time this is what we will pack:

    for dh: extra clothes including socks - he was sleeping in the room overnight w/ us & his feet got stinky! (he was sweaty w/ all the excitment of labor/delivery I guess - LOL

    Snacks & drinks - I didnt let him leave my sight during labor til after I got en epi. He was starving & parched!
    phone to call everyone afterwards
    $ for the vending machines & or cafeteria food
    deoderant, toothpaste, toothbrush, saline, extra contacts, glasses (for 3am)

    For me:
    Extra baggy sweats & tshirts (bigger size)
    Granny underwear (only a few pairs as I liked the mesh undies)
    Going home clothes - I brought pants that fit at 6mo pregnant & they barely fit. I was so waterlogged from IV fluid - next time I would bring bigger clothes. Also - flipflops as my tennis shoes didnt fit on my feet from water retention after IV as well.
    Glasses, contact solution, extra contacts
    toothbrush, toothpaste
    barettes & or things to tie your hair back

    For baby - going home outfit & carseat
    baby book

    The hospital provided: shampoo, soap, lotion, mesh undies (as many as I wanted), tons of pads, peribottle (squirt bottle for when you pee), I wasnt allowed to wear anything but hospital gown during labor/delivery. They provided lots of diapers, wipes, nose sucker, clothes for baby in the hospital, blanket, breast pump w/ all the extra parts, bottles, syringes, nipple shields, etc.

    Last time I brought: too many undies, too many baby supplies (didnt need any of them), cd player (I didnt want it on during labor), lotions & massagers -star shaped things for my back (again didnt want), I brought books & magazines - I was too excited to read

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