When did you pack your hospital bag??

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  1. mamawannabe

    mamawannabe Well-Known Member

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    Hello! Just wondered out of interest at what point people packed their hospital bags. I dont want to seem too anxious but heard you should do it around 32 weeks?
     
  2. starlight1

    starlight1 Well-Known Member

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    i would like to now this im 36 week and i havent packed mine because i feel it is to early but thuinking about it i maby should. xxx
     
  3. chysantheMUM

    chysantheMUM Well-Known Member

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    Mines packed and ready all ready :haha: I had my last child at 29 weeks and was not prepared for it at all, so taking no chances this time round :thumbup:
     
  4. JShaw

    JShaw Well-Known Member

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    With my first I shopped and nearly had everything ready a month before, because the countdown was on for me. Then within a week I had a health scare and ended up being rushed in for an emergency csection at 36+4! I was so glad I had the bagged packed and sent Hubby home to get it while they were prepping me for surgery.

    I'll be getting a bag packed at least a month early this time too.
     
  5. ClaireMuir123

    ClaireMuir123 Mummy to Jayden and Ava

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    It's really up to you, I don't think there's such a thing as doing it too early but you can certainly do it too late, some babies can be pretty unpredictable! I had mine done at 30 weeks last time round but this time I'll probably be about 33 weeks (mainly because we're going on holiday at 32 weeks and won't have my bag til we come back) but I'll have everything bought and ready by that point xxx
     
  6. Mummy~L

    Mummy~L Mummy to 2

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    I am planning on doing mine at 34 weeks this time xx
     
  7. bump0911

    bump0911 Well-Known Member

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    I think I will be moving house around 35 weeks so plan to have it ready for when we move just in case!
     
  8. Tinkerbellxxx

    Tinkerbellxxx Mum of 5 inc CF baby Lily

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    I have had an 'emergency bag' packed for a couple of weeks now due to a few complications. The real bag I'm doing just about now, just washing the baby clothes n stuff.

    I think if your not quite ready to do 'THE' bag, an emergency bag with wash kit, nighty, pads, nappies n snacks etc is a really good idea so you have some stuff to hand if you find yourself having an early stay in hospital. x
     
  9. MummyinJune

    MummyinJune Well-Known Member

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    I did mine at about 35 weeks properley but had a bag sittin and put stuff in as i bought them (new nighties etc) better to be ready but u dont want to do it 2 early that u feel un organised coz u 4get what u have put in! xx
     
  10. leahsbabybump

    leahsbabybump Mummy to 3

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    mines benn packed and unpacked about a million times since i was about 28 week lol
     
  11. twinkle93

    twinkle93 very happy mummy to be

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    I packed mine at 28 weeks (due to boredom!) and everyone thought I was been silly and impatient but...at 28+4 i went into premature labour, didnt know til we got to the hospital so I had to send my other half back home for our stuff. Im so glad it was packed because well erm men are useless about when it comes to this kind of thing haha

    I say that but actually my other half surprised me, he brought me a book and some other things he thought i might like :) i obviously shouldnt under estimate
    xxxx
     
  12. twinkle93

    twinkle93 very happy mummy to be

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    oh and i like tinkerbells idea about the emergency bag. Great idea
    dont forget snacks :)

    When i was finally settled in a delivery room (after 5 hours of monitoring and checks in an empty room) it was midnight and i realised i hadnt eaten since 12 lunchtime so when OH brought my bags I had packed a couple of kitkats and cerial bars, which kept me going till the midwife made me breakfast

    xxxx
     
  13. samzi

    samzi mummy to issy,alice&luke

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    i got mine done yesterday
     
  14. welshwarriors

    welshwarriors Joseph & Charlotte's Mum

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    I finished mine last night...nt sure whats gonna happen at the next growth scan so I just want to be prepared. Bt im kinda late this time...with my son i was packed at 32/33 wks and repacked a million times lol
     
  15. we can't wait

    we can't wait Mom of 4

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    Everyone had told me to have my bag packed by 35 weeks. I hadn't packed it yet, because a lot of what I plan to take are things that I use daily. When I went to the hospital this past Sunday (for high BP) we walked around putting everything together-- it didn't take us long because I already had a list of everything that was to be taken.
    When we got home we had to unpack some of it... but the basics are still packed. I'm full-term tomorrow, so it definitely makes sense to go ahead and have it ready.

    So, I guess I'd say around 35-36weeks go ahead and pack things that aren't your everyday use. Like, you could go ahead and pack some extra clothes and magazines for reading... but you really can't pack things like your cell charger, laptop, deodorant, etc. Those things you'll either have to buy extra of, or just be prepared to pack them really quickly before you go. I'm not really sure how the other ladies are doing it?

    Good luck! :flow:
     
  16. aileymouse

    aileymouse Mummy to Amber & Georgia

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    I packed mine at the weekend. So 35/36 weeks.
     
  17. Lettuce

    Lettuce Getting better at this...

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    *whispers* I've not packed yet... :blush: xx
     
  18. sw121

    sw121 Mum of 1

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    I did an initial packing session at 34 weeks, but I still had a load of stuff to buy. We've just finished packing the bags tonight - apart from a few last minute things that we'll just need to throw in at the last minute (toiletries etc). I have a little notebook with all the information I need for the hospital (e.g. baby names, phone numbers, etc) and I have a list of everything I need for my hospital bag in there, so that I can check off the last few things before heading off.
     
  19. Chocoholic123

    Chocoholic123 Well-Known Member

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    I didn't want to do mine before finishing work, it's my 1st day of ML today so have started getting it ready.
     
  20. Mrs_Random

    Mrs_Random Well-Known Member

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    I have a week off work at the end of the month, I will be 31 weeks.

    I plan on making sure I have everything I need for my bag bought that week and probably packed as after that I am back at work then until I am 37 weeks so want to be ready just incase baby decides to make an early apperance.
     

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