PACKING BAG FOR HOSPITAL

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MC - October 23

IF ANYONE HAS PACKED THERE BAG YET- WHAT DID YOU PACK? IM DUE NOVEMBER 15TH AND IM TRYING TO GET THINGS TOGETHER NOW. I HAVE A LIST OF WHAT TO PACK IN THE DIAPER BAG, BUT NOT SURE WHAT TO PACK FOR MY BAG. CHANGE OF CLOTHES, SLIPPERS, SNACKS FOR AFTER OR FOR HUBBY. LIST OF PHONE NUMBERS- WHAT ELSE? THANK YOU FOR YOUR HELP!! :-)

 

Lesley - October 23

Most of the time you don't use half the stuff you pack. This is my 3rd and I have nappies, cotton wool, 4 vests, 4 sleep suits, 3 outfits for baby. For me I have toothbrush, toothpaste, sponge, flannel, bar of soap, PJ's. dressing gown, slippers and an outfit to come home in. I need to put in b___stpads and nipple cream. Ohh I also have sanitary towels and 2 bath sheets. I know I'm not gonna use most of this stuff but id rather have too much than not enough. The babys coat, blanket and seat will be brought in when I get picked up to go home.

 

Lesley - October 23

Most women like to take make-up in, although I have no idea why! Applying make-up was the least of my worries when I'd just give birth.

 

r - October 24

Lip balm for dry lips is a good idea. Also, maybe a camera, a book or a magazine, your nursing bra, any hospital registration stuff you might need...

 

JL - October 24

Slippers and robe would be a good idea for walking around in the hall. Don't forget your toothbrush!

 

j - October 24

I've been told to pack less than you think you'll need. In addition to baby's outfit/blanket, your toiletries, toothbrush, etc, makeup bag if you want, change of comfy clothes, a few pairs of underwear (that you don't mind throwing away), nursing bra, camera, cell phone, phone list. Any other creature comforts (slippers, robe, book, cd player, etc) are entirely up to you.

 

Emily - October 25

SNACKS! The one time you wake up in the middle of the night and you are alone. You tell the nurse you are starving and all they can bring you is toast or saltines because the kitchen is closed and all sandwiches that they sometimes give to dads are gone. It happend 2 times to me. This is my 3rd baby and I am going to pack a few granola bars, snickers, or cheese N crackers etc. Just in case! I never brought outfit for baby except to come home in. Our hospitals said there is a risk of no getting the clothes back or mixed up or stained. They didn't want to be held liable.

 

Lynn - October 25

Don't forget a scrunchie or something to tie your hair up with if it is long.

 

Jodie - October 25

Lots and lots of cheap black underwear, there will be lots of blood, some magazines, and im not going anywhere without my eyeliner, if my photo is going to be taken i want to be looking half decent

 

erin - October 25

insurance forms or short term disability for your doctor to fill out and send. I put a few copies of my ins card even though I am pre-registered just in case.

 

Jackie - October 28

Make sure and bring the baby book, so they can put the footprints in it for you.

 

c - October 28

See if your hospital has a website/information for ideas/suggestions on what expectant mothers might like to bring for delivery. This is my first baby and I didn't think of a back ma__sage, beach shoes for shower, or lollipops, for instance.

 

Rebecca - October 29

I am having my first baby, so my list is probably a little overboard but I thought it's better to be safe than sorry. I have a Labour list and a Hospital list. Labour list: cd's; aromatherapy oils; heat pack; ma__sage oil; ankle socks (apparently your feet can get cold during labour); long shirt/nightie; juice & water; lollies; snacks for hubby and helpers; shower cap; lip balm; & don't forget a change of clothes for your partner as they will probably help you in & out of bath/shower! Hospital list: P.J's; robe; slippers, maternity bras; nursing/b___st pads; maternity pads; make-up & toiletries; dark coloured undies; Metamucil; 'day' clothes; razor; book & magazines; mobile phone; money; camera & film! I know it may sound excessive, but our hospital is thirty minutes from home and I wouldn't want to bother my hubby or parents to drive all the way home and back if I need something! Good luck!!!!!

 

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