Hopsital bag

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  1. girlygirl

    girlygirl Well-Known Member

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    Have you all packed your hospital bags yet?
    Someone asked me at work and was shocked cause i hadnt :think: maybe im too laid back :)
    I haven't a clue what to pack either :shock:
    Only essential items like baby clothes, nappies,
    for me nightie, toothbrush, camera, batteries, chocolate,
    what else do you need?
     
  2. Gruntie2

    Gruntie2 Well-Known Member

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    heres what i got on my list

    For me

    Slippers
    Nightie for Labour and Pyjamas for after
    Thick socks
    Toiletries (deodarant, tootbrush, toothpaste makeup, soap, shampoo)
    Camera
    Change for parking/food
    Comfy clothes
    Breast/maternity pads
    Two dark towels
    Knickers… bigger the better
    Snacks and drinks
    Magazine/book
    Ipod
    Birth plan
    Breast pump
    Maternity hospital book
    List of phone numbers to call
    Flip flops
    Hygiene gel and wipes

    For baby
    2 sleepsuits (0-3 months)
    2 babygros (0-3 months)
    Blanket
    Nappies
    Cotton wool
    Baby wipes
    Nappy sacks
    Cream
    Flannel
    Socks/booties
    Hat
    Scratch mitts
    Muslin Squares
    Bottles…
    formula
     
  3. youngmumtobe20

    youngmumtobe20 Well-Known Member

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    i havent packed mine yet either, wasnt gona do it til after xmas. i dont even have a bag yet lol got all babies clothes etc together but need to sort out the changing stuff and stuff for myself
     
  4. BabyLove

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    All Packed & Ready To Go.. I'll Be Supprised If The OH Can Lift The Bloody Thing Off The Floor When The Big Day Comes Tho :lol:
     
  5. pilkers

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    I haven't packed mine yet either... I'll get round to it at some point :roll:
     
  6. Squiglet

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    For me...

    Two red towels,
    maternity pads
    breast pads
    cosmetics and hygiene (toothbrush, makeup comb etc... )
    Two dark pj's (just going to use hospital nighty for labour because it gets covered in blood and thrown away... )
    night gown
    slippers
    leaving clothes.
    three pairs of knickers
    pack of paper knickers.

    For the baby:

    Two baby grows
    two vests
    two pair of socks
    muslin square
    Soft swaddling blanket
    receiving blanket
    Going home out fit
    pack of nappies
    pack of cotton wool.
    small towel
    Dummies

    Don't think I needed much more than that when I had Tia... And I also have a spare couple of plastic bags with extra clothing incase I can't leave the hospital for another day.... I'll get DH to bring it in.. :)
     
  7. girlygirl

    girlygirl Well-Known Member

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    my god, id need a suitcase!
    thanks for that gives me something to work on. Ill have to buy a bag, and sounds like i should buy a nightie thats cheap and dark!
     
  8. Gruntie2

    Gruntie2 Well-Known Member

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    Ooohhh these posts always worry me im totally disorganised - ill have to get some stuff sorted :roll:
     
  10. girlygirl

    girlygirl Well-Known Member

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    As long as i've got some nappies and clothes for me and baby then huby can bring the rest in after baby is born.

    One thing though, smeone mentioned pj's for after baby is born, i'd pack a nightie too, if for any reason you end up having a c-section i wouldn't have thought you'd want anythng with a waistband .. just a thought though
     
  12. Zodiac

    Zodiac Well-Known Member

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    I have a question re what to pack?

    Assuming everything goes well with the labour etc. how long generally are you in hospital for once baby has arrived?

    Based on your answers how many nappies & other 'disposable items' are you all packing?

    Ta very much ladies :)
     
  13. lisa&alex

    lisa&alex Well-Known Member

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    depends you can leave within a few hrs....

    im packing one packet of nappies..

    we are gonna sort all our stuff out this weekend.. get all the stuff ready for home n that..and just check everythings here and i dont need anything else..
     
  14. Squiglet

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    Pack for 48 hours initially.. Babies don't get very dirty after all they sleep mostly for the first few days... so you don't need a lot for them. But they will go through about 8 nappies a day.

    You can be in hospital anywhere from 6 hours to a week... depending on what happens during your labour... so it's difficult to say... If you pack for 2 days you know you will either have too much (which is fine) or you have enough for someone to bring more in for you... :)
     
  15. Eblinx

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    I have only just done mine! i managed to squash it all in somehow! :D
     
  16. rachie29

    rachie29 Well-Known Member

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    i packed mine last weekend pretty much the same as everyone else, but as we live 5 mins from the hospital OH can get anything i forgot really quickly
     

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